Hawks unbeaten at Raider DualsORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Dickinson State wrestling team had a big day at the Raider Duals.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Dickinson State wrestling team had a big day at the Raider Duals.
The Blue Hawks, who wrestled with two different teams, won all seven of their duals and had seven wrestlers come away undefeated on the day.
“The end result was really good,” DSU head coach Thadd O’Donnell said. “There was some individual matches in there where we wanted the matchup and we wanted to do some things in the individual matchup.”
DSU beat Hastings (Neb.) College 26-16, took victories over Northwestern College (Iowa) 28-15, 42-9 and 55-0. They also defeated Waldorf College (Iowa) 42-6, 27-15, 33-12.
O’Donnell said he believes 55 points in a dual is a school record.
“It was a long trip,” O’Donnell said. “To be able to come out of there unbeaten is pretty good.”
Hastings presented the most difficulties, as the teams each won five matches. DSU, however, picked up bonus points in four of the five.
They scored three pins and a forfeit, worth six points each.
Bryden Lazaro (125), Cameron Schrempp (174), Skyler Carroll (184 and 197) and heavyweight Jose Lopez all ended the day without a loss on the first team.
Lopez pinned three wrestlers, including two in the first period, and scored a forfeit. Lazaro and Schrempp each scored a pair of pins with a major decision and a forfeit. Carroll had two decisions, a pin and a forfeit.
At 165 on the second team, Manny Reyes picked up a forfeit and a decision against Waldorf while earning a major decision. Tyler Johnson, a 157 on the second team, scored two pins and a technical fall.
Second-team heavyweight Brian Klevis pinned the only wrestler he faced, Angel Gomez of Waldorf, and had two victories by forfeit. Lopez also pinned Gomez.
The Blue Hawks are back in action at home Wednesday when they host Northern State (S.D.) at 7 p.m. in a nonconference dual at Scott Gymnasium.