FREMONT, Neb. – In their first dual action of the year Midland University was bested by Doane University by a score of 38-18. The Warriors fall to 0-1 in duals this season while Doane moves to 1-0.
After trading forfeit victories at 125 and 133, the Warriors’ Beau Kaup earned a first round pin of Frankie DeLoa at 1:46. DeLoa started the scoring with a takedown of Kaup but the Midland freshman responded with an escape and then eventual pin all within the first period at 141.
In the 149 bout it was Prestin Vondra falling by technical fall to Baterdene Boldmaa, the No. 6-ranked wrestler at 141. With the limited rosters at the higher weight classes for both teams, many wrestlers were bumped one or more weights.
At 157 Tristan Snover picked up a huge win over Simon Enkhbold. Snover earned a 1:49 pin. The bout began with a takedown by the Midland junior. After an escape by Enkhbold, Snover took him back to the mat and pinned the Tiger in the opening round to put the Warriors on top in the dual 18-11.
Unfortunately that was the last win for the Warriors as Doane swept the remaining five matches. Bryson Jensen fell to Michael Scarponi at 165, Jeshua Castillo suffered the same outcome at 174 to Dustin Carstens. Midland was open at 184, gifting the Tigers six team points.
The match at 197 between Dylan Buschow and Jesus Maganda though was the best of the night. The two grapplers battled to a 3-3 tie in regulation before Maganda earn the sudden victory with a takedown in the first overtime period, 5-3.
In the final bout of the night, Doane’s Jacob Williams was able to earn a third period pin over Daniel Pena of the Warriors. The two heavyweights traded points early on and after four-point near fall for Pena, Williams earned a reversal setting up the pin with 16 seconds left in the bout.
Midland (0-1) will be back on the mats this Saturday as they travel to Kearney, Nebraska for the UNK Open. The event gets underway at 9:00 a.m. on the campus of Nebraska-Kearney.