SDSU grapplers pin Augustana four times en route to season opening win
Jackrabbits defeat Vikings 34-10
BROOKINGS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - South Dakota State wrestlers recorded four pins, propelling the Jackrabbits to a 34-10 victory over Augustana in the season-opening dual for both squads Friday night at Frost Arena.
Three of SDSU’s pins came in a four-match stretch, starting with a second-period pin by returning All-American Clay Carlson in his 141-pound matchup against Kage Lenger.
Zach Price, ranked 24th at 149 pounds, followed with a second-period pin of Keaten Schorr, while 20th-ranked Tanner Cook marked his return to the lineup by needing only 22 seconds to put Miles Fitzgerald’s shoulders to the mat in the 165-pound bout. Prior to Friday, Cook last wrestled a collegiate match in March 2020.
Newcomer A.J. Nevills, ranked 24th at heavyweight, closed the dual with a win by fall over Steven Hajas.
Nick Casperson also recorded a bonus-point win for the Jackrabbits, notching a 12-3 major decision over Daniel Bishop in the 197-pound matchup.
Augustana was led by 184-pounder Kolby Kost, who scored a 15-7 major decision over the Jackrabbits’ Tate Battani.
- SDSU leads the all-time series, 40-16, and has won six meetings in a row
- Cook’s pin was the 15th of his career over two seasons
- Jordan’s victory was his first in a dual as a Jackrabbit
- Daniel Kimball added a win by fall over Noah North in an extra match preceding the dual
- Attendance was 869
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 34, AUGUSTANA 10 125: Tanner Jordan (SDSU) dec. Jaxson Rohman (AU), 6-4 133: Jack Huffman (AU) dec. Trayton Anderson (SDSU), 10-4 141: #11 Clay Carlson (SDSU) def. Kage Lenger (AU), by fall 3:44 149: #24 Zach Price (SDSU) def. Keaten Schorr (AU), by fall 5:40 157: Kenny O’Neil (SDSU) dec. Tyler Wagener (AU), 7-0 165: #20 Tanner Cook (SDSU) def. Miles Fitzgerald (AU), by fall 0:22 174: Cade Mueller (AU) dec. Marshall Hauck (SDSU), 5-0 184: Kolby Kost (AU) major dec. Tate Battani (SDSU), 15-7 197: Nick Casperson (SDSU) major dec. Daniel Bishop (AU), 12-3 285: #24 A.J. Nevills (SDSU) def. Steven Hajas (AU), by fall 6:17 Extra Matches 149: Daniel Kimball (SDSU) def. Noah North (AU), by fall 6:55 165: Dylan Schuck (AU) def. Dalton Lakmann (SDSU), by fall 3:50
The Jackrabbits remain home, hosting the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open Sunday at Frost Arena. Action is slated for a 9 a.m. start.
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