Strong start for UIU downs SMSU
FAYETTE, Iowa — No. 8 Upper Iowa took the first six bouts to defeat Southwest Minnesota State 33-9 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling Friday night.
Upper Iowa took the opening bout with a 15-0 tech. fall at 4:15 and followed it with a pin at 133 pounds at 2:24 to lead 11-0 early.
The Peacocks wouldn’t stop there, as they took the next four bouts. They started with a 7-1 decision at 141 pounds and followed with a 4-0 decision at 149 pounds and 12-1 major decision at 157.
UIU picked up a 4-2 decision at 165, before Kyle Begin put SMSU on the board with a 10-8 decision at 174 pounds.
Upper Iowa took the next two bout with a 5-2 decision at 184 pounds and closed the night off with a pin at 197 in 4:14.
Cole Wilson picked up the final points for SMSU with a pin at 44 seconds.
No. 8 Upper Iowa 33, Southwest Minnesota State 9
125 | Lincoln Monroe (UIU) won by tech. fall over Taylor Curtis (SMSU), 15-0, 4:15
133 | Mitch Funk (UIU) won by fall over Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 2:24
141 | Jordan Roths (UIU) won by decision over Cortez Arredondo (SMSU), 7-1
149 | Damian Penichet (UIU) won by decision over Zach Beaumaster (SMSU), 4-0
157 | Jordan Rinken (UIU) won by major decision over Patrick Kelley (SMSU), 12-1
165 | No. 5 Zak Benitz (UIU) won by decision over Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU), 4-2
174 | Kyle Begin (SMSU) won by decision over Colbey Vance (UIU), 10-8
184 | Dalton Westerlund (UIU) won by decision over Brody Goens (SMSU), 5-2
197 | Ryan Parmely (UIU) won by fall over Ashton Bartlett (SMSU), 4:14
285 | No. 8 Cole Wilson (SMSU) won by fall over Avery Jacobs (UIU), :44
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