Posted 1 year ago
By John Axtell
ABERDEEN, S.D — Chadron State tied Northern State University on the mat 20-20 Saturday night in Aberdeen, SD, but it goes down in the books as a victory by the Wolves on criteria as Northern State came up with a pine and the technical fall while the Eagles had just 1 pin
The outcomes in the first and last matches made the difference. In the opener, Northern State’s 125 pounder Anthony Bruno, took a 15-0 technical fall over true freshman Jace Johnson while the final match saw defending two-time NCAA Division II national champion, Matt Meuleners, pin the Eagles’ Michael Hill.
This was the first time Hill, who is now 14-4 for the season, has been pinned this season.
Chadron State earned bonus points in three of its matches, a pin from Leandro Arias at 141 points and major decisions by Perry McAfee…12-3 at 133…and Chris Leak 11-2 at 197 pounds.
CSC was missing 3 regulars because of injury or illness…including 174-pound Bret Klopp, who reinjured a knee during the dual with Dickinson State on Wednesday night. CSC coach Brett Hunter was particularly pleased with Smart’s performance in moving up a weight class to fill in for Klopp.
The Eagles are now off for the holidays, returning to action January 4th and 5th with 5 duals in the Phoenix area.
125—Anthony Bruno, NSU, tech. fall Jace Johnson, 15-0.
133—Perry McAfee, CSC, major dec. Tyler Frost, 12-3.
141—Leandro Arias, CSC, pinned Ian Muirhead, 6:50.
149—Gavin Larsen, NSU, dec. Jesse Larralde, 8-4.
157—Neil Sell, NSU, dec. Bryce Wiedeman, 7-3.
165—Blake Lundren, NSU, dec. Dylan Fors, 3-1.
174—Tyler Smart, CSC, dec. Anthony Navarro, 6-5.
184—Jordan Debus, CSC, dec. Chad Gibson, 10-7.
197—Chris Leak, CSC, major dec. Baker Haar, 11-2.
Hwt—Matt Meuleners, NSU, pinned Michael Hill 4:59.