LARAMIE, Wyo. – No. 13 Wyoming tallied bonus points in each of its first five victories, defeating South Dakota State, 32-9, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Sunday at the UNIWYO Sports Complex.
The Cowboys improved to 15-4 overall and 5-2 in league duals. SDSU dropped to 2-8 and 1-5 against Big 12 opponents.
The dual started at 141 pounds, with Wyoming’s 12th-ranked Sam Turner recording a 16-1 technical fall over Aric Williams in the third period.
SDSU responded to take a momentary 6-5 lead on back-to-back decisions by Henry Pohlmeyer and Colten Carlson. Pohlmeyer posted a 12-5 victory over Jaron Jensen in their 149-pound bout, while Carlson came up with an escape with two seconds remaining to pull out a 2-1 win over Jed Loveless at 157 pounds.
Wyoming countered with a technical fall from eighth-ranked 165-pounder Branson Ashworth to take the lead for good, and Hayden Hastings added a major decision for a 14-6 lead.
Zach Carlson recorded the final Jackrabbit victory of the afternoon, notching a 6-2 decision over Anthony Lombardo in their 184-pound matchup. It was Carlson’s team-leading sixth dual victory of the season.
The Cowboys closed the dual with four consecutive wins, the first of which came after SDSU forfeited at 197 pounds for the second consecutive match. Brian Andrews tallied the final bonus-point win for Wyoming with a first-period pin of Blake Wolters at heavyweight.
NOTES: Wyoming leads the all-time series, 16-4, dating back to the 1953-54 season. ... SDSU had won the last three duals and four of the last five entering Sunday. ... Pohlmeyer and Colten Carlson each evened their season dual records at 5-5. ... Of the Jackrabbits’ eight dual losses, seven have been to ranked opponents. ... Individual rankings are from FloWrestling, team ranking by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
SDSU will wrestle the third of four consecutive road duals Friday night at North Dakota State. Action is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Scheels Center on the NDSU campus in Fargo, North Dakota.
No. 13 WYOMING 32, S.D. STATE 9
141: No. 12 Sam Turner (WYO) tech. fall Aric Williams, 16-1 (5:41)
149: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) dec. Jaron Jensen, 12-5
157: Colten Carlson (SDSU) dec. Jed Loveless, 2-1
165: No. 8 Branson Ashworth (WYO) tech. fall Kelby Hawkins, 16-0 (2:39)
174: Hayden Hastings (WYO) major dec. Samuel Grove, 11-0
184: Zach Carlson (SDSU) dec. Anthony Lombardo, 6-2
197: No. 20 Cale Davidson (WYO) won by forfeit
285: Brian Andrews (WYO) wbf over Blake Wolters, 2:20
125: Brock George (WYO) dec. Gregory Coapstick, 9-6
133: No. 12 Montorie Bridges (WYO) dec. Rylee Molitor, 12-5