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Jacks stumble at UNI...

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 02/05/2012 17:56:15

The South Dakota State wrestling team was back in action on Sunday, but had a reversal of fortunes, stumbling at Northern Iowa, 25-12...

The Jacks started the dual on fire, as Aaron Pickrel scored a fall in the first match at 125 pounds. Pickrel deferred to start the second period, his opponent chose down and Pickrel made that decision stick.

Dustin Walraven added to the SDSU lead at 141 pounds with a 2-0 decision. Walraven scored an escape in the second period and held the riding time advantage for his points.

The Panthers rattled off three straight decisions, however, two of which came by three points or less.

Joe Rasmussen drew the Jacks within one team point with a 10-5 decision at 174 pounds. Rasmussen scored a takedown early in the first period and did not relinquish his lead.

The one-point deficit was the closest SDSU would get, though, as UNI took the next three matches by technical fall, decision and major decision.

The Jacks drop to 4-6 overall, 0-3 in the Western Wrestling Conference.

Complete play-by-play available at the beginning of this article.

Next up SDSU concludes its five dual road stretch at Utah Valley and Northern Colorado. The Jacks visit UVU on Friday and UNC on Sunday. The first dual is set to begin at 5 p.m. in Orem, Utah.

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