Colton Schmitz, Ryan Ward and Chase Wrisinger pulled out wins in Truman's 29-9 loss to #13 McKendree (Ill.) University on Friday night at home.
The Bulldogs return to the mat on Saturday at Lindenwood (Mo.) University for a conference dual. Schmitz took the down position to start the second period in his scoreless match with fourth-ranked Josh Ballard. Midway through the frame,
Schmitz got a two-point reversal and was then able to maintain control to score a riding time bonus point for the upset win. Wrisinger got his own reversal with about 30 seconds remaining in the third period in his 174-pound match against Luis Alba to pull out a 5-4 victory. Ward won the 184 bout over Andrew Krawulski 6-4. McKendree though won the first four matches in the dual to jump out to a huge lead.
Jose Torres won by major at 125 over Jabez Zinabu and an open and 7-5 decision by the Bearcats' Ryan Strope over Mark Smith put McKendree up 13-0. In a match pitting two grapplers in the top eight in Division II, #8 Kyle Williams scored a rare pinfall win over Truman's sixth-ranked Ryan Maus. Following the dual with Lindenwood on Saturday, Truman returns home to finish up the home season with a dual against Fort Hays (Kan.) State on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Truman vs. McKendree Result Team Score
125 Jabez Zinabu Jose Torres MCK Maj. Dec 13-3 MCK 4-0133 OPEN Brenden Murphy MCK by Forfeit MCK 10-0141 Mark Smith Ryan Strope MCK 7-5 MCK 13-0149 #6 Ryan Maus #8 Kyle Williams MCK by fall 4:26 MCK 19-0157 Colton Schmitz #4 Josh Ballard TSU 3-0 MCK 19-3165 Devon Fenstermaker Nick Haferkamp MCK 11-3 MCK 23-3174 Chase Wrisinger Luis Alba TSU 5-4 MCK 23-6184 Ryan Ward Andrew Krawulski TSU 6-4 MCK 23-9197 Helmut Rentschler #4 Julian Smith MCK 7-3 MCK 26-9285 Ben Dudley Ross Janney MCK 6-1 MCK 29-9