Jacks winless in session I of NCAA Championships
Oklahoma City, Okla. – In the opening session of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, South Dakota State went 0-3 and dropped a pair of matches by fall.
Alex Kocer (149) made his championship debut against #1 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri). Following a scoreless first period, Houdashelt recorded an early escape and takedown to take control of the match, eventually winning by major decision, 12-3.
#15 Cody Pack (157) also was scoreless after the first period vs. Aaron Walker (Citadel). Walker went on to pin Pack at 5:25, moving Pack into a pigtail match in the wrestlebacks.
In the 165-pound weight class, Joe Brewster held a 3-2 lead following an escape and takedown, but eventually fell at the 2:59 mark to the undefeated Taylor.
All three Jackrabbits will be in action in tonight’s wrestlebacks as Kocer takes on Justin Arthur (Clarion), Brewster will face Josh Houldsworth (Columbia) and Pack will be in a pigtail match against Justin DeAngelis (OU), with the winner taking on Joseph Napoli (Lehigh).
149: Alex Kocer
#1 Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) over Kocer – Maj., 12-3
157: Cody Pack
Aaron Walker (Citadel) fall over #15 Pack – Pin, 5:25
165: Joe Brewster
#1 David Taylor (Penn State) fall over Brewster – Pin, 2:59