Panthers Score 21-19 Win over North Dakota State

FARGO, N.D. – The University of Northern Iowa wrestling team picked up its first Western Wrestling Conference win of the season, topping North Dakota State 21-19 Friday evening inFargo, N.D.

The Panthers picked up wins from Ryan JauchJoey LazorBrett RobbinsBrice WolfRyan Loderand Christian Brantley.

After a NDSU major decision win at 125, Jauch scored an 11-8 decision over NDSU’s Justin Solberg at 133 pounds to pull the Panthers within 4-3.

Lazor and Robbins scored decision wins at 141 and 149 pounds, respectively, giving UNI a 9-4 lead.

NDSU picked up wins at 157 and 165 pounds to take a 13-9 lead before Wolf and Loder scored wins to put the Panthers back up 15-13. Wolf scored a 9-3 decision over Steven Monk at 174 pounds while Loder notched an 8-5 win over Kenny Moenkedick.

NDSU took the lead back at 19-15 off a pin at 197 pounds. However a NDSU forfeit at the heavyweight slot gave UNI the 21-19 dual win.

UNI has won 11 straight matches against the Bison and now leads the series 17-2-1.

UNI (6-7, 1-0 WWC) will face South Dakota State tomorrow evening in Brookings, S.D. Action is slated to begin at 7 p.m.

UNI 21, NDSU 19

125 – Trent Sprenkle (NDSU) maj. dec Caleb Flores, 17-4

133—Ryan Jauch (UNI ) dec. Justin Solberg, 11-8

141—Joey Lazor (UNI) dec. Trevor Johnson, 9-3

149—Brett Robbins (UNI) dec. Mark Erickson, 5-4

157—Vince Salminen (NDSU) dec. David Bonin, 6-2

165—Tyler Johnson (NDSU) fall Riley Banach, 1:29

174—Brice Wolf (UNI) dec. Steven Monk, 9-3

184 – Ryan Loder (UNI) dec. Kenny Moenkedick, 8-5

197—Drew Ross (NDSU) fall Joe Johnson, 4:22

Hwt—Christian Brantley (UNI) win by forfeit