Fort Hays State beats N.M. Highlands
No. 12 Tigers capture pinfall wins in two heaviest weight classes
No. 12 Fort Hays State defeated New Mexico Highlands on Wednesday 40-12 in Las Vegas, N.M.
The Tigers moved to 2-0 in dual action with the win and 1-0 in the RMAC. The Tigers return to the mat on Thursday night at CSU-Pueblo in another conference dual.
Fort Hays State benefitted from the Cowboys being open at three weights. Fort Hays State was open at 149 pounds, so only six matches were wrestled in the dual.
FHSU received maximum points from Tanner Kriss and Justin Glenn at the heaviest weights. Kriss defeated Justin Rockhill by fall in 5:22 at 197 pounds, and Glenn defeated Robert Rockhill by fall in 2:43 at heavyweight. The result of those two matches, coupled with the three forfeits accounted for 30 of Fort Hays State's points in the dual.
Picking up decision wins for FHSU were Kyle Johnson at 133 pounds and Derek Koehn at 157 pounds. Johnson defeated Edward Zuckerman 9-6 and Koehn defeated Travis Saxon 5-3. Sam Thoman picked up a major decision at 165 pounds against Chris Apodaca by a score of 10-2.
The only loss for FHSU in matches wrestled was at 174 pounds as Benny Armstrong lost by fall.