UNC wrestlers take down Jacks in meet 32-12


Adam Zobel And University Relations

SDSU wrestlers picked up three wins Saturday afternoon, but lost to Northern Colorado 31-12.

The loss ended a four-dual winning streak that included a 3-0 record at the Virginia Duals and the 200th collegiate dual victory for coach Jason Liles.

Nate Althoff put the Jackrabbits on the board with a 9-4 decision over John White in the 165-pound weight class. Althoff moved to 25-6 with the victory.

Junior Cody Nehl recorded a pin in six minutes, 30 seconds at 197 pounds for SDSU, while Chad Herrboldt defeated Nathan Gerrard in a 5-4 decison. Nehl has now pinned his last six opponents. These wins improved their season records over the .500 mark. Herrboldt and Nehl have been the only upper-class wrestlers to compete for SDSU on a regular basis this season, as Liles has typically fielded a squad this season dominated by freshmen and sophomores.

The Bears were able to control the dual with pins at 125 and 174. In addition, SDSU sophomore Andy Everson had to default at 157 due to injury.

The Jackrabbits are 6-3 in duals this season, while Northern Colorado moved to 3-4 with the victory Saturday.

South Dakota State will continue action on the road next Friday and Saturday when they take on Wyoming and Air Force. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. mountain time. The wrestling squad will return to action in Frost Arena on Feb. 5 when they host Southwest Minnesota State at 2 p.m.