Jacks wrestling upsets Northern Iowa

Jordon Shoenrock, Sports Reporter

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — In its first action of 2020, the South Dakota State wrestling team traveled to West Gym to take on 16th ranked Northern Iowa Friday night.

It was a productive trip, as the young Jackrabbits knocked off UNI by a final score of 25-13 to improve to 5-3 on the dual season and notch their fourth consecutive win dating back to late December’s South Beach Duals.

SDSU went into a rowdy environment of 1,819 fans and didn’t back down against a nationally-ranked foe. Junior Danny Vega came pulled an upset to start the dual, setting the tone as the Jacks won six of the 10 matches, including two pins.

“I thought from top to bottom the guys wrestled well,” said coach Damion Hahn. “It was kind of a trickle effect from Florida. You know they keep that momentum going and they stayed lose in a hostile environment, they keep their minds focused and they went out there and had fun. … There is a lot of grit on this team and those guys gritted out these positions again and we came out on top and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Up next for the Jackrabbits is a home dual against Wyoming at 1 p.m. Sunday in Frost Arena.


Individual results:

125: Danny Vega (SDSU) defeated No. 18 Jacob Schwarm (UNI) by a 10-6 decision.

133: Zach Price (SDSU) defeated Kyle Biscoglia (UNI) by an 11-4 decision.

141: No. 16 Michael Blockhus (UNI) defeated Clay Carlson (SDSU) by a 7-5 decision.

149: No. 17 Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) defeated No. 7 Max Thomsen (UNI) by a 9-1 major decision.

157: Colten Carlson (SDSU) defeated Derek Holschlag (UNI) by a 4-0 decision.

165: Tanner Cook (SDSU) defeated Austin Yant (UNI) by fall at 6:11.

174: No. 5 Bryce Steiert (UNI) defeated Cade King (SDSU) by a 12-1 major decision.

184: No. 4 Taylor Lujan (UNI) defeated No. 16 Zach Carlson (SDSU) by a 10-3 decision.

197: No. 20 Tanner Sloan (SDSU) defeated Noah Glaser (UNI) by fall at 1:42.

285: No. 14 Carter Isley (UNI) defeated Blake Wolters (SDSU) by a 3-1 decision in overtime