Jackrabbit Wrestlers Pin Utah Valley

Jackrabbit Wrestlers Pin Utah Valley

BROOKINGS, SD…South Dakota State opened its wrestling dual against Utah Valley with four consecutive victories and went on to defeat the Wolverines, 26-16, in Big 12 Conference action Thursday night at Frost Arena.

The Jackrabbits improved to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in league duals. UVU dropped to 9-9 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12.

Redshirt freshman Aric Williams got SDSU off on the right foot by recording a 14-5 major decision over Dylan Gregerson in the 141-pound matchup. Williams took control of the match by outscoring his opponent 9-0 in the second period, earning points on an escape, takedown, 2-point near-fall and 4-point near-fall.

The Jackrabbits added two more bonus-point wins as Henry Pohlmeyer notched an 18-0 technical fall over Cameron Haddock in the 149-pound matchup and Colten Carlson tallied a fall over Landon Knutzen at 157 pounds early in the third period to give SDSU a 15-0 lead through three bouts.

Senior Logan Peterson ran the SDSU winning streak to four with a 9-5 decision over Koy Wilkinson in the 165-pound division.

After Utah Valley got on the board with a major decision by 12th-ranked Kimball Bastian at 174 pounds, Zach Carlson registered the Jackrabbits’ second technical fall of the night, earning a 17-1 win over Kyle Snelling less than a minute into the third period of their 184-pound bout.

The Wolverines pulled to with 23-16 with three consecutive wins, but Rylee Molitor put one final victory on the SDSU side of the ledger with an 8-5 decision over Isaiah Delgado in the 133-pound match.

SDSU was aggressive from the start, totaling 17 takedowns and 10 near-falls (seven 4-pointers and three of the 2-point variety) in the match.

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The Jackrabbits will have a short turnaround as they travel Friday to 14th-ranked Iowa State. Action begins at 7 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 26, UTAH VALLEY 16
141: Aric Williams (SDSU) major dec. Dylan Gregerson (UVU), 14-5
149: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) tech. fall Cameron Haddock (UVU), 18-0 [4:15]
157: Colten Carlson (SDSU) def. Landon Knutzen (UVU), by fall 5:30
165: Logan Peterson (SDSU) dec. Koy Wilkinson (UVU), 9-5
174: #12 Kimball Bastian (UVU) major dec. Samuel Grove (SDSU), 12-3
184: Zach Carlson (SDSU) tech. fall Kyle Snelling (UVU), 17-1 [5:31]
197: Ashton Seely (UVU) def. Martin Mueller (SDSU), by fall 5:26
285: #16 Tate Orndorff (UVU) dec. Blake Wolters (SDSU), 9-2
125: Josh Jensen (UVU) dec. Gregory Coapstick (SDSU), 3-2
133: Rylee Molitor (SDSU) dec. Isaiah Delgado (UVU), 8-5

NOTES

  • Utah Valley leads the all-time series, 8-6, but SDSU has won the last five matchups
  • Zach Carlson improved to 16-6 overall and a team-best 5-3 in duals this season
  • Pohlmeyer upped his season record to 17-8 overall and 4-4 in duals
  • Williams and Molitor each recorded their first collegiate dual victories
  • Attendance was 626 on Military Appreciation Night
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