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Dickinson State takes dual win over Wolves

At the start of the dual, the Dickinson State wrestling team collected a pair of wins by forfeit. The Blue Hawks continued to roll with the 12-point lead. DSU won six of the final eight matches to take a 32-12 win over Northern State (S.D.) on We...

Seth Ehlang
Press Photo by Royal McGregor Dickinson State sophomore Seth Ehlang, top, wrestles Northern State (S.D.) junior Grant Steen during the 149-pound match on Wednesday at DHS gymnasium.

At the start of the dual, the Dickinson State wrestling team collected a pair of wins by forfeit.
The Blue Hawks continued to roll with the 12-point lead.
DSU won six of the final eight matches to take a 32-12 win over Northern State (S.D.) on Wednesday at DHS gymnasium.
“I told the guys, ‘It’s easy to get lulled when you get a couple of forfeits,’” DSU head coach Thadd O’Donnell said. “We definitely needed to be our on toes and wrestle every match.”
The Blue Hawks gutted out three decisions, which were decided by four points or less.
DSU senior Tyler Brown had the closest match. Brown scored a takedown in the third period to take a 3-2 decision over Anthony Navarro at 174 pounds.
“Our whole focus is to break guys,” Brown said. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is better athletically or stronger. Our thing is we are going to wear you out. We are going to end up benefitting from that in the end, because you can beat tired.”
Brown didn’t wrestle during the Grand View Open (Iowa) this past weekend and he said it was good to get back on the mat.
“I just need to really work on pulling the trigger and opening it up before the end of the match,” Brown said.
The Blue Hawks also received decision wins from Travis Koenig (141), Taylor Hodel (165) and Meyer Bohn (heavyweight). Deshun Hayes (125) and Michael Pajaro (133) opened the dual with back-to-back wins by forfeit. Jonathan Solano (184) collected a technical fall.
NSU head coach Pat Timm said it’s tough to start a dual giving up back-to-back forfeits.
“We talk about individual success and wrestling your match for seven minutes,” he said. “I think we did that. Dickinson has a nice team. I felt we battled down to the wire. There were only two major points in the match - one tech fall and we got one pin. The rest were all decisions. You swing of those around and we are right there in the dual.”
Though a majority of the Blue Hawks walked off the mat with wins, Hudson Buck - who has been a standout for DSU all season - was forced to take an injury default against NSU’s Joe Gomez at 197 pounds.
Buck’s injury default was due to a throw. O’Donnell said Buck will be examined at the hospital (on Wednesday night) and the 197-pound standout is doubtful for the duals against Doane College (Neb.) and Morningside College (Iowa) on Friday in Sioux City, Iowa.
“He probably won’t be able to go this weekend,” O’Donnell said. “We’ll get him checkout, but I doubt he’ll go this weekend.”

125: Deshun Hayes, DSU, by forfeit. 133: Michael Pajaro, DSU, by forfeit. 141: Travis Koenig, DSU, dec. Tyler Frost, 6-2. 149: Seth Ehlang, DSU, dec. Grant Steen, 8-2. 157: Sean Havlovic, NSU, pin. Sean Elkins, 6:11. 165: Taylor Hodel, DSU, dec. Blake Perryman, 8-1. 174: Tyler Brown, DSU, dec. Anthony Navarro, 3-2. 184: Jonathan Solano, DSU, tech. fall. David Murphy, 15-0. 197: Joe Gomez, NSU, inj. def. Hudson Buck. HWT: Meyer Bohn, DSU, dec. Dustin Caspers, 5-2.

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