Jackrabbit wrestling dominates Dakota Showcase, posts 3-0 record

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SPEARFISH – The South Dakota State wrestling team won all three of its duals against in-state competition Sunday at the Dakota Showcase in convincing fashion.

The Jackrabbits, ranked 17th in the latest Division I NWCA/USA Today poll, opened the day with a 51-4 victory over Dakota Wesleyan, followed by a 45-4 win against Northern State. SDSU closed the quadrangular by shutting out Augustana, 49-0.

Spearfish native Nate Rotert paced the Jackrabbits with three bonus-point wins. A three-time NCAA qualifier, Rotert opened the day with a first-period pin of DWU’s Nick Woslum. Rotert then recorded a 20-3 technical fall over Northern’s Diego Gallegos and closed the afternoon with a 14-5 major decision over Augustana’s Clayton Wahlstrom.

Martin Mueller marked his return to the Black Hills region by also posting three bonus-point victories on the day. Mueller won each of his first two matches by technical fall before defeating fellow Rapid City native Aero Amo by major decision, 12-2.

Logan Peterson added three wins as he pinned his opponent in his opening match at 174 pounds, then came back with a pair of major decisions in the 165-pound division.

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The Jackrabbits (3-2) continue dual action by hosting nationally ranked Central Michigan on Friday at Frost Arena. The dual is slated for an 8 p.m. start and will be on the back half of a doubleheader with the SDSU men’s basketball team, which hosts Concordia (Neb.) at 5:30 p.m.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 51, DAKOTA WESLEYAN 4

125: Connor Brown (SDSU) def. Seth Caro, by fall 2:11. 133: Stas Sutera (DWU) major dec. Tyler Pieper, 12-1. 141: Jaxon Fitzgerald (SDSU) tech. fall Brandon Scharmer, 18-0 [2:20]. 149: Isaac Andrade (SDSU) won by forfeit. 157: Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) def. Forrest Lewis, by fall 2:34. 165: Brett Bye (SDSU) tech. fall Alex Osborne, 16-0 [2:00]. 174: Logan Peterson (SDSU) def. Zechariah Westergaard, by fall 0:46. 184: Martin Mueller (SDSU) tech. fall Tanner Wernsman, 18-0 [2:04]. 197: Nate Rotert (SDSU) def. Nick Woslum, by fall 0:55. 285: Blake Wolters (SDSU) won by forfeit.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 45, NORTHERN STATE 4

125: Connor Brown (SDSU) tech. fall Jay Maxville, 18-0 [2:30]. 133: Kenny Jones (NDSU) major dec. Tyler Pieper, 12-2. 141: Isaac Andrade (SDSU) tech. fall Josh Moore, 16-1 [2:19]. 149: Colten Carlson (SDSU) dec. Bryan Burnett, 17-15 [SV-1]. 157: Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) won by forfeit. 165: Logan Peterson (SDSU) major dec. Blake Perryman, 12-4. 174: Brett Bye (SDSU) def. David Murphy, by fall 1:44. 184: Martin Mueller (SDSU) tech. fall Riley Lura, 16-1 [4:10]. 197: Nate Rotert (SDSU) tech. fall Diego Gallegos, 20-3 [4:07]. 285: Blake Wolters (SDSU) def. Justice Horn, by fall 1:49.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 49, AUGUSTANA 0

125: Connor Brown (SDSU) won by forfeit. 133: Tyler Pieper (SDSU) won by forfeit. 141: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) dec. Colin Ayers, 6-2. 149: Colten Carlson (SDSU) major dec. Oscar Ramirez-Hernandez, 12-1. 157: Luke Zilverberg (SDSU) def. Bailey Neises, by fall 6:37. 165: Logan Peterson (SDSU) major dec. Regan Bye, 15-2. 174: David Kocer (SDSU) def. Lukas Poloncic, by fall 5:59. 184: Martin Mueller (SDSU) major dec. Aero Amo, 12-2. 197: Nate Rotert (SDSU) major dec. Clayton Wahlstrom, 15-5. 285: Alex Macki (SDSU) def. Luke Nohns, by fall 4:04.

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