Fremont, Neb. -- No. 9 Midland University opened up their conference schedule with a win on Tuesday night, defeating Northwestern College 28-17.
"There were a few surprising matches today," said Beau Vest, Midland University wrestling head coach. "Northwestern was tough and gave us a good run. Overall, I thought we wrestled well and we'll continue to work on some things and get better as a program. "
No. 3 ranked Lonnie Brown sealed the victory for the Warriors in the 285-lb weight class by getting the major decision, 10-2, over Northwestern's Derek Jaurigue. No. 4 ranked Aspen Kmiec wrestled up a weight class at 133-lbs, but still managed to get the pinfall over Richard Ortiz in the first period. No. 9 Tyler McMichael won by decision, 7-4, in the 165-lb weight class in a tough match over Northwestern's Andras Lukas-Farkas.
Midland University moves to a dual record of 1-3 overall on the year and 1-0 in the GPAC .The Warriors won't be in action again untilDecember 4, when they travel to Sioux City, Iowa, to take on Briar Cliff University in another GPAC dual. The event is set to start at 7:00 p.m.
125- Deigo Quintana (Northwestern) Wins By fall over Josh Heinzer (Midland)
133- Aspen Kmeic (Midland) Wins by fall over Richard Ortiz (Northwestern)
141- Jacob Lunning Hoshino (Midland) Winner by dec. 7-4 over Daniel Areco (Northwestern)
149- Tyler Boyer (Midland) Winner by fall over Roger Fender (Northwestern)
157- John Lynch (Northwestern) Winner by dec. 5-4 over Joseph Winkler (Midland)
165- Tyler McMicheal (Midland) Winner by dec. 7-4 over Andras Lukas-Farkas (Northwestern)
174- Aaron Hovey (Midland) Winner by Forfeit
184- Randy Null (Northwestern) Winner by dec. 8-3 over Conor Hovey (Midland)
197- Forrest Marx (Northwestern) Winner by fall over Micah Kekela (Midland)
285-Lonnie Brown (Midland) winner by Major dec. 10-2 over Derek Jaurigue (Northwestern)