Eagles Wrestling Defeats Western Colorado 27-13

Photo Courtesy: Brandon Laxson, CSC Sports Information

The Chadron State College wrestling team defeated Western Colorado 27-13 in the final home dual for the Eagles, Friday evening in the Chicoine Center.

The Eagles, who are now 4-3 overall and 2-2 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition, went ahead 5-0 on a technical fall win by Tate Stoddard at 125 pounds.

The Mountaineers got on the board at 10-5 with two decisions and a major at weight classes 133 through 149.

However the Eagles answered with three straight wins of their own for a 10-point response. Preston Renner and Tate Allison won decisions at 157 pounds and 165, respectively, and 174-pound Rowdy Pfeil, ranked fourth nationally, put on a takedown clinic for a major decision. Pfeil’s win essentially sealed the verdict in terms of team points.

WCU’s Cole Gray won a decision at 184 to close to within 15-12, but it was too little, too late for the Mountaineers.

CSC’s Eli Hinojosa scored a dramatic pin at 197 pounds, and a forfeit at 285 by the Mountaineers made the final 27-13.

The Mountaineers dropped to 2-4 (1-1 RMAC) with the loss.

Chadron State is set to compete in one final RMAC dual on Thursday, when it visits Colorado School of Mines for a 5 p.m. match on Thursday.