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SDSU posts 1-2 record at Northwestern Duals

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 11/15/2010 12:44:13
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EVANSTON, Ill. - The South Dakota State wrestling team posted a 1-2 record Sunday afternoon at the Northwestern Duals. The event was hosted in Evanston, Ill. at the Northwestern Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center.

The Jackrabbits lost to Wisconsin-Parkside 28-18 and Northwestern 41-0 but defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 24-13.

Aaron Pickrel went 2-1 on the day in the 125-pound weight class with wins over Martino Balsiger of Wisconsin-Parkside and Jedd Wilson of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Pickrel defeated Balsiger by an 8-1 decision and gave the Jacks an early lead over Whitewater with a tech fall over Wilson. Pickrel fell to Brandon Precin of Northwestern by decision 5-1.  Pickrel improves to 7-2 on the season.

Freshman Tony Vaske at 141 pounds was the only wrestler to go undefeated for the Jacks with two wins. Vaske defeated Taylor Servant of Parkside by fall in four minutes 26 seconds and Brian Lewis of Whitewater by a 7-2 decision. Vaske's 2-0 record at the Duals improves his record to 4-2.

Heavyweight Kevin Kelly notched two wins for the Jacks over James Malechek of Parkside 8-5 and James Zarate 5-1 to secure the win over Whitewater. Kelly fell to Ben Kuhar of Northwestern 1-0 but improves his record to 6-3.

The Jacks head to the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha, Neb., next week. Action is slated to begin a 9 a.m. on Nov. 20.

Wisconsin-Parkside 28, South Dakota State 18
125: Aaron Pickrel (SD) dec. Martino Balsiger (UWP), 8-1 (SD 3, UWP 0)
133: Cody Zimmermann (UWP) FALL Chris Pilot (SD), 4:53 (UWP 6, SD 3)
141: Tony Vaske (SD) FALL Taylor Servant (UWP), 4:26 (SD 9, UWP 6)
149: Dave Edwards (UWP) FALL Andrew Youngblom (SD), 6:07 (UWP 12, SD 9)
157: Dillon Bera (UWP) dec. Nick Flynn (SD), 6-3 (UWP 15, SD 9)
165: Matt Gille (UWP) FALL Joe Rasmussen (SD), 3:00 (UWP 21, SD 9)
174: Luke Rynish (UWP) dec. David Michaud (SD), 9-2 (UWP 24, SD 9)
184: Ryan Woods (UWP) maj. dec. Cord Willers (SD), 15-3 (UWP 28, SD 9)
197: Bryce Drefke (SD) win by forfeit (UWP 28, SD 15)
285: Kevin Kelly (SD) dec. James Malechek (UWP), 8-5 (UWP 28, SD 18)

Northwestern 41, South Dakota State 0
125: Brandon Precin (NU) dec. Aaron Pickrel (SD), 5-1 (3:44 RT) (NU 3, SD 0)
133: Robert Joyce (NU) vs. Chris Pilot (SD), 8-0 (NU 7, SD 0)
141: Kaleb Friedley (NU) FALL Kevin Caruso (SD), 4:41 (NU 13, SD 0)
149: Andrew Nadhir (NU) maj. dec. Jimmy Hamilton (SD), 17-6 (NU 17, SD 0)
157: Jason Welch (NU) Tech Fall Seth Moe (SD), 21-6 (7:00) (NU 22, SD 0)
165: Kevin Bialka (NU) dec. John Nething II (SD), 7-0 (NU 25, SD 0)
174: Brian Roddy, Jr. (NU) maj. dec. David Michaud (SD), 15-6 (NU 29, SD 0)
184: Aaron Jones (NU) win by forfeit (NU 35, SD 0)
197: John Schoen (NU) dec. Bryce Drefke (SD), 6-0 (NU 38, SD 0)
285: Ben Kuhar (NU) dec. Kevin Kelly (SD), 1-0 (NU 41, SD 0)

South Dakota State 24, UW-Whitewater 13
125: Aaron Pickrel (SD) Tech Fall Jedd Wilson (WW) (SD 5, WW 0)
133: Chris Pilot (SD) FALL Matt Oliva (WW), 4:24 (SD 11, WW 0)
141: Tony Vaske (SD) dec. Brian Lewis (WW), 7-2 (SD 14, WW 0)
149: Kegan Arthur (WW) dec. Jimmy Hamilton (SD), 4-0 (SD 14, WW 3)
157: Nick Flynn (SD) maj. dec. Cade Sarbacker (WW), 13-3 (SD 18, WW 3)
165: Corey Schmidt (WW) dec. Joe Rasmussen (SDSU), 7-1 (SD 18, WW 6)
174: David Michaud (SD) dec. Cheston Kesselhon (WW), 12-5 (SD 21, WW 6)
184: Reid Dickerson (WW) dec. Cord Willers (SD), 9-4 (SD 21, WW 9)
197: Adam Latella (WW) maj. dec. Bryce Drefke (SD), 13-1 (SD 21, WW 13)
285: Kevin Kelly (SD) dec. James Zarate (WW), 5-1 (SD 24, WW 13)

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