BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Northwestern (4-0) continued its winning ways on Sunday, topping Northern Colorado (0-1), 24-20, at Legacy High School. #9 Ryan Deakin put up a strong performance in his return to his alma mater, notching a major decision in his bout.
After a pair of setbacks to start the dual, the Wildcats rebounded with a pair of falls -- one of the traditional variety and one of the technical kind.
Conan Jennings, ranked 19th in the country in the most recent Intermat poll, recorded a first period buzzer-beating pin of Robert Winters, evening up the team scores at six points apiece. It was Jennings' third pin of the season and his fastest pin of the year.
#12 Sebastian Rivera continued his undefeated start to his college career by logging a technical fall within two periods. He continued his trend of putting up football scores against his competition, topping Michael Johnson, 18-3.
NU picked up its second pin of the afternoon from 141-pounder Alec McKenna, who took care of Benjamin Polkowske in 5:38. McKenna improved to 10-5 overall (3-1 dual) so far in the 2017-18 slate.
With the win over Fate, Deakin improved to 4-0 on the dual slate this season via his fourth major decision win of the year.
Shayne Oster took care of Northwestern's third-straight win, an 8-4 decision over Tyler Kinn. It was Oster's first dual win of the season and his sixth win overall.
Northwestern wrestles again next weekend in a double dual in San Luis Obispo, California. The Wildcats will grapple against Cal Poly and Cal State Bakersfield, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. CT.
184: Dylan Gabel (UNC) dec. #18 Mitch Sliga (NU), 5-0 | UNC 3, NU 0
197: Jacob Seely (UNC) dec. Zack Chakonis (NU), 4-3 | UNC 6, NU 0
285: #19 Conan Jennings (NU) Fall Robert Winters (UNC), 3:00 | NU 6, UNC 6
125: #12 Sebastian Rivera (NU) Tech. Fall Michael Johnson (UNC), 18-3 (5:00) | NU 11, UNC 6
133: Rico Montoya (UNC) dec. Colin Valdiviez (NU), 7-3 | NU 11, UNC 9
141: Alec McKenna (NU) Fall Benjamin Polkowske (UNC), 5:38 | NU 17, UNC 9
149: #9 Ryan Deakin (NU) maj. dec. Jimmy Fate (UNC), 16-3 | NU 21, UNC 9
157: Shayne Oster (NU) dec. Tyler Kinn (UNC), 8-4 | NU 24, UNC 9
165: Keilan Torres (UNC) Fall Michael Sepke (NU), 4:46 | NU 24, UNC 15
174: Seth Bogulski (UNC) Tech. Fall Braxton Cody (NU), 21-6 (6:41) | NU 24, UNC 20