It was a disapointing day for Doug Schwab and the Panthers as they went to Brookings to take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. UNI came away with five wins but a big upset by SDSU’s Connor Brown at 125 pounds gave them the win.
Brown defeated UNI’s 15th-ranked Jay Schwarm by pinfall in the second period. Schwarm led 8-2 at one point in the first period but gave up a reversal and four-point nearfall to end the first tied at eight. Brown chose bottom to start the second period and Schwarm gave up a reversal and then got caught and pinned.
The rest of the matches all went the way the rankings would suggest except at 174 pounds, where #8 Taylor Lujan scored the upset victory over # 6 David Kocer. Lujan scored a takedown on a last-second shot at the end of the first period, and then was able to hold off Kocer’s shots in the third period. Lujan won the match 3-1.
Josh Alber and Max Thomsen both won their matches, but not by as much as they probably should have. Both men had more bonus-point chances at the end of their matches, but Alber gave up a reversal at the end of his match to prevent him from getting the major decision, and Thomsen was unable to keep Carlson down to secure a technical fall.
The dual really came down to the 197 pound match, where #11 Nathan Rotert finally put the Jackrabbits ahead for good, getting a 5-1 decision win over Jacob Holschlag. Holschlag gave up a takedown in the first period and was hit for two stalling points in the second period trying to keep Rotert down.
UNI’s Jack Wagner lost by fall to #1 Seth Gross in 1:32. Gross wrestled at his traditional weight after bumping up to 141 last Thursday night. Logan Ryan and Isaiah Patton both lost as well, Ryan by major 15-1 and Patton by decision, 4-2.
Drew Foster and Carter Isley won both by decisions. Isley doing so on a takedown on the edge with just 10 seconds left in the match. Foster had a workman-like 8-4 win over Martin Mueller, who led in the match at one point 3-2.
UNI is next in action in two weeks, February 3rd, when they travel down to Stillwater to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
#20 SDSU 22, #15 UNI 16
125: Connor Brown won by fall in 3:23 over #15 Jay Schwarm
133: #1 Seth Gross won by fall in 1:32 over Jack Wagner
141: #8 Josh Alber won by decision, 9-2, over Henry Pohlmeyer
149: #11 Max Thomsen won by major decision, 14-1, over Colten Carlson
157: #10 Luke Zilverberg won by major decision, 15-1 over Logan Ryan
165: Zac Carlson won by decision, 4-2, over Isaiah Patton
174: #8 Taylor Lujan won by decision, 3-1, over #6 David Kocer
184: #10 Drew Foster won by decision, 8-4, over Martin Mueller
197: #11 Nathan Rotert won by decision, 5-1, over #14 Jacob Holschlag
285: Carter Isley won by decision, 3-1 over Alex Macki