No. 6 Fort Hays State closes out dual season with 32-10 victory
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- Sixth-ranked Fort Hays State took down Truman State 32-10 in the season's dual finale on Tuesday evening. FHSU finished the dual season at 9-5-1 overall and 3-3 in the MIAA.
No. 8 Adam Ludwin (125) started the night with a 10-2 major decision against Jabez Zinabu, and after an open weight in the 133 pound weight class, FHSU led 10-0 in the team score.
At 141 pounds, No. 5 C.J. Napier pushed his winning streak to four matches with a 16-4 major decision against Mark Smith. Napier just missed the technical fall, but picked up his third major decision of the season. Truman cut the deficit to eight at 149 pounds, as fifth-ranked Ryan Maus took down Ky Biddle and won by fall in 50 seconds.
Up 14-6 in the team score, FHSU used a decision by Mitchell Means at 157 pounds to push the lead back to 11 (17-6). Means won his ninth consecutive match by knocking off Colton Schmitz 4-1.
In the 165 pound match, Bradley Little found himself in his second overtime match in a row. This time around, Little won by sudden victory against Devon Fenstermaker 6-4.
Bryce Lewis' 7-0 decision against Chase Wrisinger at 174 pounds all but sealed the match for FHSU, putting the Tigers up by 17 with three matches to go.
Jon Inman (184) would clinch the team victory for FHSU, shutting down Ryan Ward in an 11-0 major decision. The Tigers led by 21 at that point 27-6.
At 197 pounds, Chad Rous dropped a major decision to Helmut Rentschler 12-2 giving TSU its final team points of the evening.
No. 7 Trey Page (285) closed out the dual with a dominant performance, tech falling Ben Dudley 16-0 in 3:15.