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Fort Hays State Athletics | February 3, 2014

DII: Fort Hays State cruises to win against Newman

HAYS, Kan. -- Sixth-ranked Fort Hays State picked up its first conference dual victory on Sunday, rolling past Newman 36-15 at Gross Memorial Coliseum.

The Tigers (7-4-1, 1-2 MIAA) had three pins on the afternoon, as C.J. Napier (141), Noah Killip (149) and Mitchell Means (157) stuck their individual opponents. Josh Rodriguez (174) had a technical fall, while Bradley Little (165) picked up a major decision and Symon Seaton (133) had a decision.

FHSU was open in the 125- and 285-pound weight classes, and lost just one head-to-head match: a 3-1 decision at 197 pounds (Chad Rous).

After the bye at 125 pounds, Seaton paired up with Kris Workman (NU). Down 4-1 with less than 30 seconds to go, Workman used a takedown and a five-second near fall count to pull ahead and take the decision, 6-5. Reed had one point of riding time.

Napier started a stretch of three consecutive pins for the Tigers, working against Wyatt Wade for two periods before sticking him just 21 seconds into the second period (fall time of 3:39).

Killip, in his first match since Dec. 15, took control early and picked up a first period pin against Zach Duwe in 1:58.

Means followed suit, winning by fall against Colton Duhr in just 2:34, and stretching the Tigers' team score advantage to 21-6.

At 165 pounds, Little used a takedown late in the third period (under 20 seconds remaining) and riding time to stretch a decision into a major, defeating Noel Torres, 10-2.

Rodriguez won FHSU's final head-to-head matchup of the night in impressive fashion, scoring early and often en route to a 17-2 technical fall as time expired.  Rodriguez racked up more than two minutes of riding time to push the victory from major to a tech fall.

After Jon Inman's forfeit victory at 184 pounds, Chad Rous dropped a 3-1 decision to Steven Cooksley and FHSU went open at heavyweight, sending the dual to a final score of 36-15.

No. 7 Upper Iowa 46, Mary 6

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Upper Iowa dominated its dual 46-6 to close out their long road trip to North Dakota against Mary.  The Peacocks posted another four wins by fall pushing their weekend's total to eight falls. With the win, UIU improves to 13-1-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Northern Sun Conference.

Each team forfeited one match on the night.  The Marauders earned their only points of the afternoon at 174 pounds as UIU left the weight open, while the Peacocks earned their free six points at 197 pounds.  Carl Broghammer picked up his 132nd win of his career and is now within five wins of the all-time UIU record.

Four Peacocks recorded wins by fall including Chris Paulus (125-1:07), Matt Paulus (133-1:44), Zak Benitz (157-6:16) and Dalton Westerlund (165-4:46). Edwin Cooper won his match by injury default after his opponent couldn't continue; the 149-pounder was winning 7-0 before he won the match and earned another six points for the team.

Jordan Roths (141) earned a major decision 11-3 for his second bonus-point win of the weekend, while  Brock Gobin (184) and Logan Hopp (285, #6 NWCA) earned the final two wins of the afternoon by decision.  

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