Truman State Wrestling will host SIU Edwardsville Wednesday
Truman Wrestling will compete in their sixth and final home dual of the season when they host Division I Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Wednesday night in Pershing Arena. First match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs are entering the dual with a 6-4 overall record and are on the heels of knocking off nationally-ranked Fort Hays (Kan.) State on Sunday afternoon on the road.
Truman downed the #17 Tigers 23-14 with wins coming from Alex and Ryan Maus, Colton Schmitz, Dustin McClintlock, Nate Seiler and Helmut Rentschler.
Schmitz leads the Bulldogs with a 22-7 record while Ryan Maus and Helmut Rentschler are 18-7 and 18-10 respectively on season.
Schmitz has six wins this year via pinfall and 18 for his career. He has only been pinned once in his three-year Truman career.
Truman concluded the conference dual season with a 1-4 record last week and will compete in the MIAA tournament on Sunday in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Central Oklahoma won the dual season championship with a 5-0 record.
The Cougars have struggled to a 3-15 record this season and have lost their last nine dual bouts.
They were last in action at the Davidson (N.C.) Duals where they lost to host Davidson 25-24, Duke (N.C.) 38-9 and Campbell (N.C.) 41-8.
Freshman Jake Residori has posted the most individual wins for the Cougars with a 17-10 record at 174 pounds.
Truman holds a 6-3 advantage over the Cougars in dual matches dating back to 2003. SIUE swept both duals last season in Edwardsville by scores of 27-18 and 32-12 with Truman last winning in 2011 27-15 in Kirksville.
According to the probable provided by the coaching staffs, no rematches from last yearâ??s duals are slated to occur.
Truman will compete in the MIAA Conference Tournament on Sunday in Edmond, Okla. Each team will enter one wrestler per weight class with the winners earning all-MIAA status.
The Bulldogs will conclude their regular season on Friday, February 15th at McKendree (Ill.).
The NCAA Super Regional will take place February 23-24 in Ashland, Ohio.
Courtesy Truman State University