KIRKSVILLE, Mo. -- Mule wrestling (4-6, 1-2 MIAA) won seven of ten bouts en-route to a 24-9 victory over Truman (4-2, 0-2 MIAA) at Pershing Arena Wednesday night in Kirksville. The win marked the Mules first MIAA dual win of the season.
Mitchell Bradley picked up the Mules first win of the night, defeating the Bulldog's JJ Dorrell 9-4 in the 125 pound bout. Luke McClure followed up Bradley's win with another victory, this time a 7-6 decision over Truman's Tyler Stanley in triple overtime, extending the overall Mule lead to 6-0 heading into the 141 pound bout. Eric Mateo made quick work of the Bulldog's Nick Shea at 141, rolling to a 13-4 major decision to widen the UCM advantage to 10-0. The Bulldogs won the next two bouts though, 149 and 157, to cut the Mule lead to just 10-6 but Ty Loethen answered at 165 pounds, defeating TSU's Luke Knocke via a 6-3 decision to expand Central Missouri's lead to 13-6. Truman took a decision victory at 174 to narrow the lead to 13-9 but again the Mules answered, this time at 184 pounds when Mule newcomer Clarence Neely posted an impressive 22-6 tech. fall win over the Bulldog's Nate Seiler to increase the overall dual lead to 18-9 with just two bouts remaining. Both Todd Brier and Tim Tuaquoi took decision wins at 197 and 285 pounds to seal the Mules 24-9 victory.
The Mules return to action this Saturday, January 19th when they travel to Marshall, Mo. to participate in the Missouri Valley Invitational beginning at 9 a.m.
125: Mitchell Bradley (UCM) dec. JJ Dorrell (Truman), 9-4, UCM 3-0
133: Luke McClure (UCM) dec. Tyler Stanley (Truman), 7-6, 3 SV, UCM 6-0
141: Eric Mateo (UCM) maj. dec. Nick Shea (Truman), 13-4, UCM 10-0
149: Ryan Maus (Truman) dec. Nick Viterisi (UCM), 6-3, UCM 10-3
157: Colton Schmitz (Truman) dec. Michael Boyd (UCM), 2-0, UCM 10-6
165: Ty Loethen (UCM) dec. Luke Knocke (Truman), 6-3, UCM 13-6
174: Dustin McClintlock (Truman) dec. Jake Hawks (UCM), 10-6, UCM 13-9
184: Clarence Neely (UCM) tech. fall Nate Seiler (Truman), 22-6, UCM 18-9
197: Todd Brier (UCM) dec. Helmut Rentschler (Truman), 9-6, UCM 21-9
285: Tim Tuaquoi (UCM) dec. Ryan Ward (Truman), 5-1, UCM 24-9