Raider wrestlers fall to Briar Cliff

November 19, 2020 8:00am

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The Red Raider wrestlers fell in their first dual of the season, 34-7, to Briar Cliff University Wednesday night in Sioux City, Iowa.

The first of the Raider wins came from Trey Schuck who wrestled up a weight class on the evening. He earned his fourth win of the year taking down Maxiums Barajas via decision 9-5. Schuck is undefeated on the season with 13 total takedowns in his first four matches.

Luke Jenness earned the other match win for the Raiders with a major decision over Jake Leicht, 10-2. Jenness, ranked 1st in the GPAC and 10th in the NAIA, also earned his fourth with on the year and stays undefeated. He also leads the Raiders on the year with 25 team points.

In GPAC ranked wrestler matches, Ben Peters took an early lead and did not look back in route to a 12-3 major decision over 1st ranked Blake Pomajzl in the 157 pound weight class. Caleb Shanks, 1st in the GPAC, edged out Bennett Sikkink, 3rd in the GPAC, via decision 5-3 at the 197 pound weight class.

""Overall we just got beat," commented head coach Rik Dahl. "They wrestled through positions better and were more aggressive and more confident in their attacks. We will reload and get back after it on Friday in Jamestown."

The Raiders travel to Jamestown, N.D. Friday night to take on the University of Jamestown Jimmies. The dual is slated to start at 7pm.

Head to Head Results:

125 CaRon Watson (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Marcus Tucker (Northwestern (Iowa)) (TF 17-0 0:00) 5 0

133 Gabriel Howard (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Manuel Jaramillo (Northwestern (Iowa)) (SV-1 7-5) 3 0

141 Trey Schuck (Northwestern (Iowa)) over Maximus Barajas (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 9-5) 0 3

149 Andrew Shea (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Unknown (For.) 6 0

157 Ben Peters (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Blake Pomajzl (Northwestern (Iowa)) (MD 12-3) 4 0

165 Chris Paulsen (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Jakob Francksen-Small (Northwestern (Iowa)) (MD 10-2) 4 0

174 Jonathan Sutter (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Matthew Dahl (Northwestern (Iowa)) (Dec 3-0) 3 0

184 Luke Jenness (Northwestern (Iowa)) over Jake Leicht (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (MD 10-2) 0 4

197 Caleb Shanks (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Bennett Sikkink (Northwestern (Iowa)) (Dec 5-3) 3 0

285 Matthew Wilke (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) over Skyler Bonestroo (Northwestern (Iowa)) (Fall 0:00) 6 0

Team Score: 34 7