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No. 6 Upper Iowa wrestling team squeaks past Mustangs

February 2, 2013
Marshall Independent

For the second time in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual season, the Southwest Minnesota State University was defeated by criteria by a Top 25 team.

After seeing an 18-9 lead with three bouts remaining evaporate against No. 19 Augustana on Jan. 18, the Mustangs were robbed of the upset by Upper Iowa on Friday in the PE Gym after a pin and decision in the final two bouts tied the dual at 18-18. Upper Iowa took the dual on account of a 35-31 edge in match points.

Travis Peralta scored a 4-0 decision for the Mustangs at 184 to give SMSU an 18-9 lead, but Carl Broghammer answered with a second-period pin of SMSU's Micah Larson in the next match. In the 285-pound bout, Upper Iowa's Jeremy Brazil scored a slim 3-2 decision to tie the bout and earn the victory for the Peacocks (7-4 overall, 4-1 NSIC).

No. 5 Justin Reinsma scored SMSU's first match win of the dual with a 3-2 decision over No. 2 Trevor Franklin at 133, while Jacob Begin used a riding time advantage to pull off an 8-7 upset decision over No. 4 Wade Grobin at 165.

The Mustangs (11-4, 1-3) will hit the road in hopes of removing the bitter taste from their mouths following Friday's defeat. SMSU travels to Mankato to take on No. 10 Minnesota State-Mankato tonight.

Fact Box

Upper Iowa 19, SMSU 18*

125-Chris Paulus (UIU) dec. Travis Borchert, 6-3

133-Justin Reinsma (SMSU) dec. Trevor Franklin, 3-2

141-Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU) pinned Matt Paulus, 3:57

149-Jordan Rinken (UIU) dec. Beau Buysse, 4-1

157-Codie Lane (SMSU) Bryce Lumzy, 6-4

165-Jacob Begin (SMSU) dec. Wade Gobin, 8-7

174-Blake Sorensen (UIU) dec. Kyle Begin, 9-4

184-Travis Peralta (SMSU) dec. Brock Grobin, 4-0

197-Carl Broghammer (UIU) pinned Micah Larson, 3:42

285-Jeremy Brazil (UIU) dec. Jon Gorter, 3-2

*Upper Iowa wins by criteria - match points 35-31



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