FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University opened up their conference schedule on Thursday night as they hosted Concordia University for a Great Plains Athletic Conference dual. The Warriors, fresh off a strong showing at the Swede Open couldn’t carry that momentum though, falling to the Bulldogs 21-17.
After dropping the first bout, Midland won the next five to take a commanding 17-3 lead in the match. Jonas Gaytan won a 7-2 decision at 133 over Zack Moistner. His brother, Julian Gaytan followed that up with a 7-2 decision at 141 over Cameron Devers. Then Tristan Snover won a sudden-victory bout over Kyle Carey at 149, 13-8 and David Berg won major decision over Issiah Burks at 157. Dominique Evans capped off the run with a 15-2 major decision at 165 over Jason Watkins.
At 174 the tide shifted to the Bulldogs in big way. They would earn a decision at that weight and then got the first fall of the night at 184. They would pull within two points after another decision at 197, setting up a winner take all final match at 285 with the score 17-15 in favor of Midland
In the 285 bout the Warriors fell victim to a pin at the 3:59 mark. The six points propelled the Bulldogs to the dual victory, 21-17.
Midland will be back in action in two weeks as they travel to take on Doane. The Warriors and Tigers will square off in a dual beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Crete, Nebraska.