Truman State wrestling wins MIAA opener

The Truman Wrestling team moved to 5-0 on the season by winning their MIAA league opener on Wednesday night 23-19 against Newman (Kan.) University.

The Bulldogs fell behind 6-0 as the Jets took the first two matches of the dual before Andrew Still notched a major decision 12-1 at 141 pounds.

The middle of the line-up was strong for the 'Dogs as Ryan Maus made quick work of Zach Duwe with a pin fall at the 31 second mark, Colton Schmitz was a forfeit winner at 157 and Chase Wrisinger took a 4-0 decision at 174.

The clincher came in the next bout as Ryan Ward sealed the victory with a major victory over Michael Kubik 11-3.

The Jets got two wins to conclude the dual and pull within four points of the Bulldogs.

Truman will look to ride the momentum into the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Saturday when they face nationally ranked Kutztown (Pa.) in the opening round at 9:00 a.m. at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Truman 23, Newman 19

125 â?? Dustin Reed (NU) won by decision over Jabez Zinabu (TSU) 6-2

133 â?? Kris Workman (NU) won by decision over Rafael Lopez (TSU) 5-3

141 â?? Andrew Still (TSU) won by major decision over Wyatt Wade (NU) 12-1

149 â?? Ryan Maus (TSU) won by pin over Zach Duwe (NU) 0:31

157 â?? Colton Schmitz (TSU) won by forfeit

165 â?? Colton Duhr (NU) won by decision over Devon Fenstermaker (TSU) 4-0

174 â?? Chase Wrisinger (TSU) won by decision over Juan Ortiz (NU) 4-0

184 â?? Ryan Ward (TSU) won by major decision over Michael Kubik (NU) 11-3

197 â?? Steven Cooksley (NU) won by pin over Helmut Rentschler (TSU) 2:42

285 Lorenzo Serna (NU) won by major decision over Ben Dudley (TSU) 12-3

Courtesy Truman State University