(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The Central Missouri Mules wrestling squad won their first MIAA dual of the season 33-12 over Truman State on Friday afternoon in the UCM Multipurpose building.
After starting the match with a forfeit at 125 pounds, Hunter Neighbors (133) pinned Rafel Lopez at 4:49 to tied up the dual at 6-6.
Eric Mateo (141) gave the Mules a six-point lead with a pin over Andrew Still at 2:50. No. 3 Frank Cagnina (149) won his second match against Ryan Maus this season with a 13-4 major decision to give the Mules a 16-6 lead.
Truman’s Colton Schmitz won the Bulldogs’ only match of the dual, pinning Zeb Spicer at 2:11. Josh Thomson (165) beat Devon Fenstermaker with a 6-3 decision, followed by a win by technical fall from the Mule’s No. 7 Ty Loethen (174) over Chase Wrisinger.
The Mules will travel to Marshall, Mo., for the Missouri Valley Invitational. The invitational will began Friday and continues Saturday.
125: Jabez Zinabu (TSU) win by forfeit, Truman 6-0
133: Hunter Neighbors (UCM) wbf Rafael Lopez (TSU) 4:49, 6-6
165: Josh Thomson (UCM) dec.Devon Fenstermaker (TSU) 6-3, UCM 19-12
174: Ty Loethen (UCM) TF Chase Wrisinger (TSU) 17-2, UCM 24-12
184: Josh Ploof (UCM) dec. Ryan Ward (TSU) 2-0, UCM 27-12
197: Todd Brier (UCM) dec. Helmut Rentschler 7-2, UCM 30-12
285: Jacob Clark (UCM) dec. Ben Dudley (TSU) 3-1, UCM 33-12