BROOKINGS – South Dakota State wrestlers combined to go 9-1 in the 141- and 149-pound weight classes during competition Saturday at the Last Chance Challenge at Frost Arena. The unscored meet featured the Jackrabbits and North Dakota State wrestling a series of extra matches in what was the teams' final competition before next month's Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship.
Leading the way for the Jackrabbits at 141 pounds was 16th-ranked Clay Carlson, who posted a 3-0 record on the afternoon. He won two matches by fall and added a third win, in a rematch against Zach Watts, by technical fall.
Backup Caleb Gross added a win by fall to make it a perfect 4-0 mark for SDSU in the 141-pound division.
Four Jackrabbit wrestlers combined for a 5-1 record in the 149-pound weight class as Daniel Kimball won a pair of decisions, while Hunter Marko recorded a pin and Rylee Molitor added a win by decision. Freshman Lucus Anglin went 1-1, picking up his first collegiate win in the process.
At 125 pounds, senior Danny Vega ran his winning streak to 12 matches with two convincing victories over the Bison's Ryan Henningson, while 15th-ranked Zach Price won twice at 133 pounds. Cade DeVos, the Jackrabbits' starter at 157 pounds, won both of his matches by technical fall, while freshman Jack Thomsen posted a 2-1 record.
Overall, SDSU held a 22-18 advantage in the 40 head-to-head matches against the Bison.
The Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship will be contested March 6-7 with two sessions each day at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first three sessions will be streamed online through ESPN+ (Big 12 Now), with the finals session televised on ESPN2.
LAST CHANCE CHALLENGE RESULTS
125: Danny Vega (SDSU) major dec. Ryan Henningson (NDSU), 14-5
125: Danny Vega (SDSU) tech. fall Ryan Henningson (NDSU), 21-4 [6:42]
125: Ryan Henningson (NDSU) tech. fall Greg Coapstick (SDSU), 17-2 [5:00]
125: Ryan Henningson (NDSU) tech. fall Ethan Bowman (SDSU), 18-3 [4:38]
133: Kellyn March (NDSU) def. Greg Coapstick (SDSU), by fall 1:25
133: Zach Price (SDSU) major dec. Ryan Ripplinger (NDSU), 9-0
133: Zach Price (SDSU) dec. Sam Stuhl (NDSU), 11-4
133: Ryan Ripplinger (NDSU) dec. Trayton Anderson (SDSU), 3-2
133: Trayton Anderson (SDSU) dec. Sam Stuhl (NDSU), 5-4
133: Tanner Jordan (SDSU) major dec. Ryan Ripplinger (NDSU), 8-0
133: Sam Stuhl (NDSU) dec. Tanner Jordan (SDSU), 5-4
141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) def. Zach Watts (NDSU), by fall 3:53
141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) def. Sam Stuhl (NDSU), by fall 4:37
141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) tech. fall Zach Watts (NDSU), 20-4 [5:26]
141: Caleb Gross (SDSU) def. Zach Watts (NDSU), by fall 2:47
149: Rylee Molitor (SDSU) dec. Marc Shaeffer (NDSU), 9-6
149: Daniel Kimball (SDSU) dec. Michael Weber (NDSU), 8-3
149: Daniel Kimball (SDSU) dec. Marc Shaeffer (NDSU), 8-1
149: Jaden Van Maanen (NDSU) def. Lucus Anglin (SDSU), by fall 2:54
149: Lucus Anglin (SDSU) dec. Michael Weber (NDSU), 8-5
149: Hunter Marko (SDSU) def. Michael Weber (NDSU), by fall 2:29
157: Austin Braun (NDSU) dec. Dalton Lakmann (SDSU), 6-5
157: Cade DeVos (SDSU) tech. fall Canon Swanson (NDSU), 20-5 [6:12]
157: Cade DeVos (SDSU) tech. fall Austin Braun (NDSU), 21-6 [6:17]
157: Jack Thomsen (SDSU) major dec. Austin Braun (NDSU), 16-3
157: Jared Franek (NDSU) tech. fall Jack Thomsen (SDSU), 19-4 [6:22]
157: Jack Thomsen (SDSU) major dec. Canon Swanson (NDSU), 13-5
165: Colten Carlson (SDSU) major dec. Canon Swanson (NDSU), 15-5
165: Luke Weber (NDSU) def. Dalton Lakmann (SDSU), by fall 2:07
165: Luke Weber (NDSU) dec. Kenny O'Neil (SDSU), 4-1
174: Jesse Shearer (NDSU) dec. Kenny O'Neil (SDSU), 7-3
174: Riley Habisch (NDSU) dec. Caleb Orris (SDSU), 2-0
174: Austin Brenner (NDSU) major dec. Caleb Orris (SDSU), 12-3
174: Caleb Orris (SDSU) dec. Jesse Shearer (NDSU), 11-5
174: Austin Brenner (NDSU) dec. Riley Habisch (NDSU), 3-2
184: Gary Wokojance (NDSU) dec. Nick Casperson (SDSU), 13-10
184: T.J. Pottinger (NDSU) def. Nick Casperson (SDSU), by fall 5:44
184: Michael Nelson (NDSU) major dec. Jacob Schoon (SDSU), 12-3
184: Jacob Schoon (SDSU) major dec. Gary Wokojance (NDSU), 13-0
197: Owen Pentz (NDSU) dec. Jacob Schoon (SDSU), 7-1
285: Brandon Metz (NDSU) dec. Bowen McConville (SDSU), 4-3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – UMKC topped SDSU 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 25-22 in a Summit League match Sunday.
Melanie Brecka had 20 kills, 1 1/2 blocks and 12 digs for the Kangaroos (6-1, 6-1). De’Janae Arnold had 11 kills and three blocks and Alex Ratzlaff added 12 kills, a service ace, a block assist and 13 digs. Alli Schomers totaled 49 set assists and nine digs. Maddie Renn notched 11 digs.
The Jackrabbits (2-6, 2-5) got 16 kills and two blocks (one solo) from Crystal Burk. Carly Wedel logged 26 set assists and 11 digs from Carly Wedel. Tatum Pickar came up with 17 digs and Brooke Amann 10.
The teams play again today at 4 p.m.
BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State swim and dive program passed Iowa Central Community College on Saturday with the men winning 155-107 and the women winning 199-50 over the Tritons.
Elisabeth Timmer once again led the women, this time taking home three place finishes and one second. Timmer anchored the winning 200 medley relay to a 1:48.34 finish, took the top spot in the 100 back with a 59.47 and first in the 100 fly with a 59.82. She anchored the 200 free relay to a second place finish with a 24.01 split.
Emily Pincus found her own share of success back in the Stanley J. Marshall Center Pool with double wins in the 1000 free (10:38.32) and 100 free (54.53). She would swim the third leg of Timmer’s 200 free relay, contributing a 25.24 split for a second place finish.
Taking home four wins (two relay, two individual), Emma Walz swam backstroke for the first place 200 medley relay that finished in 1:48.34, won the 50 free with a 24.77, the 200 back with a 2:07.18 and the 200 free relay where she swam the opening leg in a 25.06 split.
Alyssa Eckstein earned three wins with her breaststroke split of 31.24 to lead the Jacks 200 medley relay with a 1:51.70, won the 200 fly with a 2:13.18 and came in first in the 400 IM with a 4:40.21 and the 200 free relay as the third leg, finishing in a 25.37 split.
On the men’s side, Marcus Benson scored 12 points for the Jacks with a win as a member of the 200 medley relay where he swam the backstroke in a 25.36 split. He came in first in the 100 back after swimming a 54.57 and picked up a third place finish in the 200 back (2:03.51) and fourth in the 200 free relay’s third leg (1:31.54/22.90).
Alex Kraft took three first place finishes on the day with the 200 free (1:46.35), 500 free (4:56.06) and the200 free relay (1:27.60/21.62). He also came in second in the 50 free with a 21.93.
Quenten Steffen swam breast and took first in the men’s 200 medley relay (1:38.22), took second in the 200 breast with a 2:11.86, and finished third in the 400 IM (4:26.97) and the 100 break (1:01.51)
Cody Watkins took home a win in the 200 medley relay swimming fly in a split of 23.29 and grabbed three runner-up titles in the 100 breast (1:00.56), 100 fly (53.34) and the 200 free relay (1:28.19).
Also coming up big for the Jacks in scoring was Damon Venner, who grabbed a win in the 100 fly with a 53.61. He finished third in the 100 fly after swimming a 53.61, finished fourth as the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay and finished fifth (4:34.40) in the 400 IM.
The women will face Omaha at home on March 6. NCAA Zone Diving Championships are scheduled for the following day in Lexington, Ken.
TRACK & FIELD
BROOKINGS – The South Dakota State University track and field program finished the regular season at home today when it hosted the SDSU Last Chance. Final results from the day’s events can be found here.
Trent Francom stole the school pole vault record from himself once again, this time vaulting for a mark of 18-00.50.
Pierre Lear opened the day with a PR in the 60m hurdles prelims when he ran an 8.28 to pass his previous best of 8.34 to be named eighth all-time at SDSU. In the 60m dash, Jaiden Boomsma ran a personal best 7.58 in prelims and moved to fourth all-time at SDSU and third in the Summit League.
Thomas Breuckman turned in a 4:08.27 to pass his previous best 4:08.72 in the mile run. He’s now eighth all-time for the Jackrabbits.
Jaymie O’Connor earned first in the women’s 60m hurdles finals with a 8.61 clocking and Rich-Ann Archer came in first in the women’s 60m dash with a 7.60 clocking and Jaiden Boomsma followed in second with a 7.65. Later, Rich-Ann Archer ran a 25.03 to take over as the sixth-fastest 200m dash in program history after previously being ninth.
In the men’s 60m dash Jake Werner landed on the all-time list with a 7.00 clocking and is now tied for 10th. Daniel Clarke turned in a 6.89 for second. Later, Jake Werner ran a 21.91 in the 200m dash to be named eighth all-time at SDSU.
Oksana Covey ran a 57.69 for first in the women’s 400 while Emily Rystrom came in third with a 58.96 clocking. In the men’s 800, Riley Bauer ran a 1:54.87 for third place.
In the pits, Emily Altenburg finished third in the women’s long jump with a 18-05.75 and Tre Manning tied his PR of 23-04.75 that has him ranked 10th all-time at SDSU.
Annie Wendt won the women’s triple jump with a 38-03.50, good enough for No. 8 all-time at State and Addison Eisenbeisz finished third with a 37-02.25 marking.On the men’s side, unattached Jackrabbit Trey Tiefenthaler took second in the men’s triple jump with a 45-04.25.
Trevor Begeman came in first with a launch of 58-08.75. Sam Coil followed in second with 57-04.75, good enough for a PR and the fourth best all-time time. Noah Huber came in third in 54-11.50 and Tyson Jenkins (unattached) came in fourth with a 53-11.25. In the women’s shot, Madeline Moorhouse came in third with a 45-04.25 marking.
The Jacks host The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships are Saturday and Sunday in the SJAC.
EATONTON, Ga. – South Dakota State shot 922 (301-310-305) and took sixth in the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational at the 6,031-yard, par-72 Great Waters - RLOI.
North Florida won by two strokes at 898 (302-305-291). Old Dominion was second at 900 (298-305-297).
Mercer’s Payton Schanen was medalist with a 1-over-par 217 (70-73-74) total.
The Jackrabbits’ Teresa Toscano tied for second, two strokes back at 219. She shot 73 Friday, 75 Saturday and 71 Sunday.
Cassidy Laidlaw (75-77-81—233) tied for 35th, Mia Seeman (81-79-76—236) tied for 43rd, Hester Sicking (78-79-83—240) tied for 57th and Lani Potter (86-80-77—243) tied for 70th.
The Jackrabbit Invitational is Monday and Tuesday, March 8-9, in Boulder City, Nev.
PALM DESERT, Calif. – South Dakota State shot 896 (292-296-308) and finished 15th in the 21-team Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, contested at the 7,322-yard, par-72 Classic Club.
Georgia Tech shot 16-under 848 (276-295-277) to take the team crown and Charlotte was second at 9-under 855 (277-298-280).
Colorado State’s AJ Ott was medalist with an 11-under 205 (69-68-68) tally. The Yellow Jackets’ Noah Norton (68-72-67—207) was runner-up.
The Jackrabbits’ Jack Tanner (68-76-75—219) tied for 32nd, Liam Georgiadis (73-73-77—223) tied for 59th, Matthew Schaefer (73-75-78—226) tied for 72nd, James Temple (78-73-79—230) tied for 84th and Will Frazier (79-75-78—232) tied for 90th.
The Jackrabbit Invitational is Friday and Saturday, March 5-6, in Boulder City, Nevada.