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Jacks outpaced in Missouri

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 11/29/2012 10:44:42
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The South Dakota State wrestling team was outpaced in a pair of duals in Columbia, Mo., by Stanford and Missouri.

The Jacks opened the weekend versus the Cardinal and, despite leading after five matches, was unable to hold in a 22-11 loss.

"We let the Stanford dual slip through our hands," head coach Chris Bono said. "Two true freshmen went out and won matches, but we were not consistent throughout the lineup. It was a dual we could have won, but it was a huge improvement from last week. The guys fought hard and did a much better job."

In its second dual of the day, SDSU faced host and No. 6 Missouri. The Tigers sported nine ranked wrestlers in today's starting lineup and raced to a 36-3 win.

"Joe Brewster beat the No. 13 wrestler at his weight in the country, which was our positive from the dual," said Bono. "As a team, we were overmatched. Missouri had a ranked wrestler at every weight and is a top-10 team. I was pleased with our progress and improvement, but it is never fun to lose two duals."


"We will get back on the wrestling mat, get better and be on our way next week."

Stanford 22 - SDSU 11

The Jacks opened the weekend versus the Cardinal and, despite leading after five matches, was unable to hold in a 22-11 loss.

In the first match, Aaron Pickrel lined up at 125 pounds versus Evan Silver. Pickrel scored a takedown in the first period and added an escape in the second for a 3-0 lead entering the final period. But Silver rallied in the third set and won by 4-3 decision.

Brance Simms was next at 133. Simms led 4-1 after a solid first period and stayed on top 4-2 at the end of two. In the third period, Simms added one point for a 5-2 decision and evened the team score at 3-3.

At 141, Ben Gillette took on Josh Lauderdale. Gillette jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the first and pushed the lead to 6-3 after two. Gillette added to his lead and put the match out of reach, scoring a 9-4 decision and giving SDSU its first lead of the dual.

Dustin Walraven matched up at 149 and trailed after the first. Walraven battled back and pushed the score higher, but dropped the decision 12-10.

In the 157-pound match, Cody Pack raced out to a 10-2 lead after the first period. After putting up seven points in the second, Pack coasted to a tech fall and put the Jacks up 11-6.

Joe Brewster took the mat at 165, but was bested by major decision.

At 174, John Nething II took on Thomas Kimbrell. The two wrestled to a scoreless first period, but Nething II fell behind 3-2 and was unable to score the decisive takedown.

Trailing 13-11, the Jacks needed to win two of the final three matches to win the dual.

First, Shea Nolan competed at 184 pounds, but dropped a 7-1 decision.

In the 197-pound match, Brandon Ballard lined up for SDSU, but was unable to get on the board and dropped a 5-0 decision. The decision secured the win for the Cardinal.

In the final match of the day, J.J. Everard was bested by 9-4 decision to close out the dual.

Stanford 22 - SDSU 11
125 - Evan Silver decision Aaron Pickrel, 4-3 (STAN 3-0)
133 - Brance Simms decision Peter Russo, 5-2 (Tied 3-3)
141 - Ben Gillette decision Josh Lauderdale, 9-4 (SDSU 6-3)
149 - Timmy Boone decision Dustin Walraven, 12-10 (Tied 6-6)
157 - Cody Pack tech fall Garrett Schaner, 20-4 (5:29) (SDSU 11-6)
165 - Bret Baumbach major decision Joe Brewster, 15-1 (SDSU 11-10)
174 - Thomas Kimbrell decision John Nething II, 3-2 (STAN 13-11)
184 - Ryan Davies decision Shea Nolan, 7-1 (STAN 16-11)
197 - Michael Sojka Brandon Ballard, 5-0 (STAN 19-11)
285 - Dan Scherer decision J.J. Everard, 9-4 (STAN wins 22-11)

No. 6 Missouri 36 - SDSU 3
In its second dual of the day, SDSU faced host and No. 6 Missouri. The Tigers sported a ranked wrestler at every weight and raced to a 36-3 win.

Aaron Pickrel opened the day once again, but dropped a major decision to Alan Waters at 125.

At 133 pounds, Brance Simms lined up versus Nathan McCormick. Simms fell behind 2-1 after the first period and was unable to recover, dropping an 8-2 decision.

In the 141-pound match, Ben Gillette lost by fall to Trevor Jauch.

Dustin Walraven looked to turn the fortunes around at 149, but fell behind 4-1 and was unable to close the gap in a 5-1 decision loss to Drake Houdashelt.

Cody Pack also wrestled tough at 157, but dropped another close decision for the Jacks.

At 165, Joe Brewster scored the biggest win of the day, a 6-3 decision to put SDSU on the board.

John Nething II lost by major decision to Todd Porter at 174, as did Hunter Weddington to Mike Larson at 184.

Brandon Ballard lost by 11-4 decision to Brent Haynes at 197.

In the final match of the dual and the day, J.J. Everard was pinned by Dominque Bradley.

The Tigers sported nine ranked wrestlers in today's starting lineup.

No. 6 Missouri 36 - SDSU 3
125 - No. 4 Alan Waters major decision Aaron Pickrel, 16-2 (MISS 4-0)
133 - No. 9 Nathan McCormick decision Brance Simms, 8-2 (MISS 7-0)
141 - Trevor Jauch pin Ben Gillette, 1:25 (MISS 13-0)
149 - No. 15 Drake Houdashelt decision Dustin Walraven, 5-1 (MISS 16-0)
157 - No. 18 Kyle Bradley decision Cody Pack, 8-3 (MISS 19-0)
165 - Joe Brewster decision No. 13 Zach Toal, 6-3 (MISS 19-3)
174 - No. 19 Todd Porter major decision John Nething II, 15-5 (MISS 23-3)
184 - No. 9 Mike Larson major decision Hunter Weddington, 11-3 (MISS 27-3)
197 - No. 5 Brent Haynes decision Brandon Ballard, 11-4 (MISS 30-3)
285 - No. 2 Dominque Bradley pin J.J. Everard, 1:07 (MISS wins 36-3)

SDSU takes a brief break from dual competition for the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. Competition is set for all day on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1.
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