In running their dual winning streak to four, the Jackrabbits improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in the Big 12 Conference. UNI dropped to 1-3 overall and 1-1 against league opponents.
Danny Vega set the tone for SDSU in the opening bout of the night, scoring a 10-6 decision over Jacob Schwarm at 125 pounds. After Schwarm opened the scoring with a takedown, Vega countered with a reversal and four-point near-fall for a 6-2 lead. Vega put the match away in the third period with a pair of takedowns.
Redshirt freshman 133-pounder Zach Price gave SDSU a 6-0 lead with an 11-4 decision over Kyle Biscoglia before UNI got on the board as Michael Blockhus rallied in the third period for a 7-5 decision over Clay Carlson at 141 pounds. Carlson led 4-2 through two periods before Blockhus scored on an escape and two takedowns in the third and final stanza.
Two-time NCAA qualifier Henry Pohlmeyer swung the momentum back in the Jackrabbits' favor with a win over Max Thomsen in a battle between nationally ranked 149-pound wrestlers. The 17th-ranked Pohlmeyer began the scoring with a first-period takedown and led 4-0 early in the second period following a reversal. In the third period, Pohlmeyer recorded his second takedown of the match, picked up two points on a near-fall and added a point for riding time to post a 9-1 major decision.
It was Pohlmeyer's third win in a row over Thomsen, following a pair of one-point victories last season.
The Jackrabbits pushed their winning streak to three matches in a row as Colten Carlson tallied a 4-0 decision over Derek Holschlag at 157 pounds and newcomer Tanner Cook continued to impress at 165 pounds with a third-period pin of Austin Yant. Since being inserted into the lineup at the South Beach Duals two weeks ago, Cook is 4-0 with all four victories by fall. He leads the squad with nine pins on the season.
UNI stemmed the tide with wins by Bryce Steiert and Taylor Lujan at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively, to close the gap to 19-10. Lujan's victory was a 10-3 decision over Zach Carlson, who entered the matchup ranked 17th by InterMat.
Tanner Sloan slammed the door shut on a late UNI comeback by notching the Jackrabbits' second fall of the dual, pinning Noah Glaser in 1 minute and 42 seconds.
In the final bout of the night, heavyweight Carter Isley of UNI needed overtime to defeat the Jackrabbits' Blake Wolters, 3-1.
The Jackrabbits close out the weekend by hosting Wyoming in dual action Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena. Action is slated for a 1 p.m. start.
125: Danny Vega (SDSU) dec. Jacob Schwarm (UNI), 10-6
133: Zach Price (SDSU) dec. Kyle Biscoglia (UNI), 11-4
141: Michael Blockhus (UNI) dec. Clay Carlson (SDSU), 7-5
149: Henry Pohlmeyer (SDSU) major dec. Max Thomsen (UNI), 9-1
157: Colten Carlson (SDSU) dec. Derek Holschlag (UNI), 4-0
165: Tanner Cook (SDSU) def. Austin Yant (UNI), by fall 6:11
174: Bryce Steiert (UNI) major dec. Cade King (SDSU), 12-1
184: Taylor Lujan (UNI) dec. Zach Carlson (SDSU), 10-3
197: Tanner Sloan (SDSU) def. Noah Glaser (UNI), by fall 1:42
285: Carter Isley (UNI) dec. Blake Wolters (SDSU), 3-1 [SV-1]