Northern Iowa shuts out Iowa Western

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa wrestlers recorded seven pins en route to a dominating victory over Iowa Western Community College.

The Panthers beat the Reivers 56-0, improving the team's dual record to 2-1.

"We want to put guys away," said head coach Doug Schwab. "We do preach bonus points. It's going to help in those tight matches."

UNI just returned from getting 13th at the Midlands Championships after being on a short break for the holidays.

"It's been a good break. We had a great training phase," said Schwab. "I thought we competed well at Midlands. Our guys came back well. I think our guys are encouraged after being at such a high-level competition."

Senior Ryan Jauch got a technical fall in his first dual meet for UNI at 125 pounds. Iowa Western forfeited at 133 pounds. David Bonin, ranked 18th in the nation by Amateur Wrestling News, won by decision in the 157-pound weight class.

Three Panther wrestlers got first-period pins:

  • Joey Lazor at 141 pounds
  • Jarrett Jensen at 165 pounds
  • Cody Caldwell at 174 pounds

    Ryan Loder, ranked sixth in the nation by Intermat in the 184-pound weight class, continues his winning streak. He currently has the fifth-highest winning percentage among all UNI Panthers who have had at least 50 wins and competed at least two seasons in Division I. His career record improves to 82-20.

    "I liked how he wrestled," said Schwab. "He just has to get better each time out."

    The Panthers are on the road next week, wrestling at Northern Colorado Jan. 11 and at Air Force Jan. 13.

    UNI returns home Jan. 18 to host Oklahoma.

    125 - Ryan Jauch (UNI) wins by tech fall Adrian Lozano (IWCC), 18-1 (5:00)
    133 - Levi Wolfensperger (UNI) wins by forfeit
    141 - Joey Lazor (UNI) pins Seth Stender (IWCC), 2:25
    149 - Bart Reiter (UNI) pins Kasey Einerson (IWCC), 4:23
    157 - David Bonin (UNI) dec. Zak Benitz (IWCC), 9-2
    165 - Jarrett Jensen (UNI) pins Chase Dunlap (IWCC), 1:39
    174 - Cody Caldwell (UNI) pins Austin Borne (IWCC), 1:02
    184 - Ryan Loder (UNI) pins Devin Peterson (IWCC), 5:44
    197 - A.J. McBroom (UNI) pins Josh Kloppel (IWCC), 3:59
    285 - Blayne Beale (UNI) pins Kayne Daudt (IWCC) 3:47
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