Shorthanded Warriors Fall to Briar Cliff in GPAC Dual

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Midland University took to the mat on Wednesday night up in a Great Plains Athletic Conference dual at Briar Cliff University. The Warriors fell to the Chargers 50-3, winning just one bout on the night.

Going in Midland knew they’d be facing an unsurmountable task as they were open at seven weight classes. That alone gifted the Chargers 36 team points on their way to the large margin victory.

Prestin Vondra was the first Midland wrestler to take the mat. He battled Andrew Shea tough but ultimately lost an 8-3 decision.

Bryson Jensen fell to Brandon Meyer via a 15-0 technical fall before the Warriors picked up their lone victory on the evening

Dylan Buschow, a senior from Blue Hill, Nebraska, came out on top in the bout at 184. He won a 4-3 decision over Jake Leicht to put the Warriors on the scoreboard.

“Dylan performed well and won in a smart and controlled manner,” said head coach Lawrence Nugent. “Prestin really pushed one of the top ranked wrestlers in the conference as well”.

Midland will travel to Marshall, Missouri for their next round of competition as they take part in the Missouri Valley Open. The two day meet begins on January 17 on the campus of Missouri Valley College.