Blue Hawks finish 5th at NAIA National DualsSPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Dickinson State wrestling team won both of its duals Sunday to finish in fifth place at the NAIA Cliff Keen National Duals tournament.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Dickinson State wrestling team won both of its duals Sunday to finish in fifth place at the NAIA Cliff Keen National Duals tournament.
After senior Jose Lopez’s third-period pin of Midland (Neb.) heavyweight Lonnie Brown gave the No. 9-ranked Blue Hawks a 21-18 consolation semifinal victory, DSU rolled over No. 8 Lindsey Wilson 29-13 in the fifth-place dual.
Trailing 18-15 going into the heavyweight match, Lopez stuck Brown in 6:02 to swing the dual in DSU’s favor.
The Blue Hawks trailed 13-6 before turning the momentum in its favor in the upper weights.
Seniors Cameron Schrempp (174) and Jesse Hellinger (184) each went 3-2 at the tournament but closed out strong Sunday. Hellinger got a pair of pins and Schrempp pinned Lindsey Wilson’s James Haywood with 2 seconds left in their match.
Hellinger’s second-period pin of Midland’s Jahsua Marsh put DSU ahead 15-13, only to have Midland’s Kolton Kersten put his team ahead with a 20-4 technical fall win over Skyler Carroll.
DSU 125-pound junior Bryden Lazaro went 4-1 at the tournament, picking up an 11-1 major decision over Lindsey Wilson’s Felix Casa de Valle to close out the tournament.
Nestor Ruleas went 3-0 at 149 pounds with a pin, a major decision and a decision after being inserted in the consolation rounds.
The Blue Hawks return to the mat at 5 p.m. Friday for duals against the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) and No. 3-ranked University of Great Falls (Mont.). They host the Tyler Plummer Classic tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
NAIA National Duals
Dickinson State 21, Midland (Neb.) 18
125: Bryden Lazaro, DSU, dec. Aspen Kmiec, 8-3. 133: Jacob Lunning-Hoshino, Midland, major dec. Matt Chambers, 15-1. 141: Nick Schroeder, Midland, dec. Elias Armendariz, 7-3. 149: Nester Ruleas, DSU, dec. Cody Green, 6-4. 157: Tyler McMichael, Midland, dec. Sean Elkins, 7-0. 165: Sean Keating, Midland, dec. Jonathan Morales, 3-2. 174: Cameron Schmrepp, DSU, dec. Connor Hovey, 7-1. 184: Jesse Hellinger, DSU, pinned Jahsua Marsh, 4:21. 197: Kolton Kersten, Midland, tech. fall Skyler Carroll, 20- 4. 285: Jose Lopez, DSU, pinned Lonnie Brown, 6:02.
Dickinson State 29, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 13
125: Bryden Lazaro, DSU, major dec. Felix Casa de Valle, 11-1. 133: Matt Chambers, DSU, forfeit. 141: Wismit Moinius, LW, major dec. Elias Armendariz, 10-2. 149: Nester Ruleas, DSU, major dec. Zach McCormick, 11-3. 157: Joe Cozart, LW, dec. Sean Elkins, 5-3. 165: Cadyn McKeeth, LW, dec. T.J. Poole, 8-3. 174: Cameron Schrempp, DSU, pinned James Haywood, 6:58. 184: Jesse Hellinger, pinned Thomas Buckman, 4:30. 197: Jacob Bradford, LW, dec. Skyler Carroll, 12-7. 285: Brian Klevis, DSU, dec. Jonathan Hupp, 2-1, TB.