STORY BY TRISTAN SASSE
VIDEO BY MARISSA CASTANOS
On Wednesday, February 7, the Fort Hays State University Tiger wrestling squad finished out the regular season on Senior Night from Gross Memorial Coliseum against the Newman Jets. The Tigers dominated throughout the dual and ended with a 39-4 victory. It was the fewest points FHSU has allowed in a dual since 2/11/16 (also against Newman). Also, nine of 10 Tigers came away with a win.
Results (FHSU listed first, ‘*’ denotes senior)
125: Conrad Cole defeats Tyler Lawley with a first period fall
133: Dy’Juan Carney defeats Vincent Eremita in a 7-2 decision
141: No. 8 Brandon Ball pins Brandon Conrad in the second period
149: Efe Osaghae defeats Mario Rodriguez with a 16-0 technical fall
157: Ryne Cokeley defeated by Tyler Mies with a 16-3 major decision
165: Marty Verhaeghe defeats Kyle Ryan in a 6-5 decision
174: *Dylan Wiesner defeats Nate Panagakis with a 12-4 major decision
184: Micah Felton defeats Forlanda Parker with a 3-1 decision
197: *Rakim Dean defeats Jacob Stoneberger with a 16-0 technical fall
285: *Dakota Gulley defeats Thor Balavage with a 12-2 major decision
Next, the Tigers will compete in the MIAA Tournament on Sunday, February 11, in Wichita. Additionally, the NCAA Regionals will be held on Friday, February 23, followed by the NCAA Championships on Friday, March 9.
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