SDSU outflown by Air Force...
The South Dakota State wrestling team ran into a tough opponent Sunday, dropping its home dual to Air Force 37-6...
Freshman Dillon Reid opened the dual with a 6-4 decision at 165 pounds. Reid continues to shine in his first season at SDSU, pushing his record to 13-9.
It was a tough go for the Jacks for the next four matches, dropping two decisions, one major decision and one technical fall.
Junior Joe Skow wrestled tough at heavyweight, but dropped a 3-2 decision due to opponent riding time.
Redshirt junior Aaron Pickrel, the Jackrabbit profiled at today's dual, improved to 19-7 with a 4-2 decision at 125 pounds. Pickrel scored a takedown in the first period and rode his opponent out for the remaining 2:48. The move positioned him well for the remainder of the match, which he won with 2:40 of riding time.
That is where the scoring ended for SDSU, however, as the Falcons scored two falls, one forfeit and one major decision to close the dual.
Play-by-play of today's dual is available at the beginning of this article.
Individual match and dual results are available below.
Next up the Jacks take to the road for five straight duals, beginning in Edwardsville, Ill. The Jacks take on Indiana at 5 p.m. and SIU-Edwardsville at 6:30 p.m. at the SIUE Triangular on February 3.
Air Force 37 - South Dakota State 6
165 - Dillon Reid dec. Colby Kluesner (AF), 6-4
174 - Clayton Gable (AF) tech fall Joe Rasmussen, 6:24 (16-1)
184 - Greg Isley (AF) dec. Tony Lisek, 9-4
197 - Josh Mohr (AF) maj. dec. Nick Mart, 13-0
Hwt. - Jared Erickson (AF) dec. Joe Skow, 3-2
125 - Aaron Pickrel dec. Greg Rinker (AF), 4-2
133 - Dylan Hyder (AF) fall Nick Chavez, 2:55
141 - Carter McElhany (AF) fall Tyler Johnson, 4:06
149 - Cole VonOhlen (AF) forfeit
157 - Josh Kreimier (AF) maj. dec. Nick Flynn, 12-4