Truman State wrestling falls to Missouri Valley 31 to 17

      he Missouri Valley Vikings used two first-period pins by their two seniors in their final home dual to down the Truman Bulldogs 31-17 on Wednesday night.

      The Bulldogs wrap up the dual portion of their season with a 6-10 overall record. The team will compete in the MIAA Championships on Sunday at Fort Hays (Kan.) State.

      Jabez Zinabu gave Truman the lead with a 6-4 sudden victory win at 125 to start things off. The Vikings followed with a major at 133 and a pinfall win at 141.

      Jake Ekster defeated Truman's Ryan Maus in a tightly contested 3-1 match.

      Truman rebounded with Colton Schmitz picking up a 13-1 win at 157. The victory put the senior into the career top 10 in Truman victories with 93.

      Devon Fenstermaker followed with an 11-0 major decision but the Vikings took six more team points with a walkover win at 174.

      Ryan Ward got Truman to within two team points with a pinfall win at 184 over Wade Aylett, however on the Vikings Senior night,

      Josh Manu and Carl Lawrence capped their Missouri Valley home careers in style with first period pinfall wins over Helmut Rentschler and Ben Dudley to close out the meet.

      125 â?? Jabez Zinabu (Truman) won SV1 (6-4) over Dennis Welch

      133 â?? Kevin Bonilla (MVC) won by MD (12-3) over Rafael Lopez

      141 â?? Brian Bitney (MVC) won by fall (2:38) over Mark Smith

      149 â?? Jake Ekster (MVC) won by dec. (3-1) over Ryan Maus

      157 â?? Colton Schmitz (Truman) won by MD (13-1) over Nico Martinez

      165 â?? Devon Fenstermaker (Truman) won by MD (11-0) over James Smith

      174 â?? Riley Boomer (MVC) won by forfeit

      184 â?? Ryan Ward (Truman) won by fall (4:24) over Wade Aylett

      197 â?? Josh Manu (MVC) won by fall (0:45) over Helmut Rentschler

      285 â?? Carl Lawrence (MVC) won by fall (2:16) over Ben Dudley

      Courtesy Truman State