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Northern Iowa Athletics | January 4, 2014

Northern Iowa perfect in MAC

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Northern Iowa buried Buffalo after the first six matches to win its first official Mid-American Conference dual 32-6 on the road on Saturday.

Three wrestlers stepped into the dual lineup for the first time this season, and two came out with wins. The Panthers won eight of the 10 matches against the Bulls.

Five Panthers earned bonus points in their matches: No. 7 Dylan Peters, No. 2 Joe Colon, Zach Witte, No. 17 Cody Caldwell and Blaize Cabell.

No. 7 Dylan Peters (125 pounds) earned another fall to his resume, pinning Mike Soria in 1:30 seconds. Peters (18-4) has earned 13 of his 18 wins by fall and remains undefeated in duals.

No. 2 Joe Colon continued his dominance at 133 pounds with a 15-2 technical fall after 6 minutes against Buffalo’s Justin Farmer. Colon has the highest winning percentage on the team this season. He improves to 18-1 and leads the team with six tech falls. 

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