CSC Freshman Scores Upset As No. 2 Kearney Wins Dual Meet

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Despite a major upset at 174 pounds by Chadron State College, the University of Nebraska at Kearney Lopers prevailed 43-3 on Saturday afternoon in Kearney, in front of a crowd of 100 spectators.

In the 174-pound bout, newcomer Rowdy Pfeil, a true freshman from Moorcroft, Wyoming, took a 4-0 lead in his match against No. 4 Terrell Garraway with a first period takedown and two nearfall points. Garraway scored takedowns in each of the second and third periods, but two escapes gave Pfeil a 6-5 lead after a penalty point was awarded to Garraway for stalling. Pfeil sealed the win with a third period takedown.

Kearney jumped out to a 16-0 lead in team points with a major decision at 125 pounds and pins at 133 and 141.

At 149 pounds, CSC’s Sebastian Robles went toe-to-toe with No. 5 Sam Turner of Kearney for two periods. Each of the wrestlers had takedowns in the first two frames, before Turner decided the match with a third-period takedown to win 5-3.

No. 9 Jacob Wasser and No. 2 Matt Malcom both recorded wins at 157 pounds and 165, respectively, and the dual was out of reach at 29-0 at that point. Pfeil’s win at 174 cut it to 29-3.

Kearney won each of the last three weight classes to produce the final score.

While UNK improved to 4-3 overall, having been in season continuously for over a month, CSC is now 0-1 without being able to compete in November and December.

The Eagles debut at home on Thursday versus Colorado Mesa University at 6 p.m. in the Chicoine Center.

CSC has also added a trip to the Midwest Duals in Kearney on January 23, where it will make up its RMAC debut against Adams State, originally scheduled for January 7.

Individual results:
125 – #1 Josh Portillo (UNK) MD Tate Stoddard, 16-3
133 – #2 Wesley Dawkins (UNK) pinned Joe Taylor, 2:54
141 – Nick James (UNK) pinned Joe Ritzen, 6:29
149 – #5 Sam Turner (UNK) dec. Sebastian Robles, 5-3
157 – #9 Jacob Wasser (UNK) pinned Preston Renner, 4:35
165 – #2 Matt Malcom (UNK) MD Tate Allison, 12-4
174 – Rowdy Pfeil (CSC) dec. #4 Terrell Garraway, 8-5
184 – Austin Eldredge (UNK) TF Joe Renner, 16-0 (2:15)
197 – Joseph Reimers (UNK) dec. Eli Hinojosa, 8-1
285 – Lee Herrington (UNK) pinned Mason Watt, 6:59