Wrestling falls twice in dual action


The 12th-ranked Fort Hays State wrestling team recorded a pair of narrow losses in Saturday’s FHSU Dual Jamboree (Jan. 9). The Tigers (0-2) opened the season with a 24-21 loss to No. 10 Adams State (2-0) before wrapping up the day with a slim 22-21 loss to Colorado Mesa (2-2).

A.J. Cooper went 2-0 on the day with a pair of first-period pins, with Mason Turner, Cole Zebley, Anthony Scantlin, Marty Verhaeghe, Aryus Jones and Tereus Henry also recording wins in dual action.

In action on a separate mat outside of the duals, Rhett Koppes, Josh Lenker, Cody Hicks and LJ Flax all came away with wins for the Tigers.

Fort Hays State is scheduled to return to action Thursday when they travel to Golden, Colo. for a dual against No. 16 Colorado School of Mines. Action is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Central Time (5 p.m. MT).

#10 Adams State 24, #12 Fort Hays State 21

The Tigers had a slow start to the day, dropping their first six bouts before rallying to take the final four matchups against Adams State. But the Grizzlies established enough of a lead early on to take the win, 24-21.

After falling behind 24-0, sixth-ranked Verhaeghe put the Tigers on the board with a 15-2 major decision over Cody Lewis at 174 pounds. The senior took the lead with a first period takedown and tacked on numerous points in the final period with two nearfalls.

No. 9 Jones kept things going with a third-period pin at 184 pounds. The Junction City, Kan. native recorded the only takedown of the bout in the third period before recording the pin at the 5:55 mark.

Redshirt-freshman Henry recorded a dominant 17-2 win in his first career dual at 197 pounds. Henry recorded a takedown and a four-point nearfall in the first period before compiling three takedowns and another four-point nearfall at the end of the second period to clinch the win.

10th-ranked Cooper kept the momentum going with a win in the final bout of the morning, tallying a first-period pin just 1:33 into the contest.

Colorado Mesa 22, #12 Fort Hays State 21
Fort Hays State came up just short in a back-and-forth matchup against Colorado Mesa, 22-21. The Mavericks took an early 3-0 lead before second-ranked Turner put the Tigers on the board with a pin just 43 seconds into the 133-pound bout.

An illegal move in the 149-pound matchup handed Zebley a win via disqualification, putting the Tigers in front 12-6.

Scantlin followed with a come-from-behind win at 157 pounds, securing a third-period takedown and riding out the remainder of the clock to win with the ride time point, 6-5.

Colorado Mesa started its comeback at 165 pounds, winning the next four matches to secure the team victory. Cooper finished the day with another first-period pin, cleaning things up at the 2:08 mark.

Full Results

#10 Adams State 24, #12 Fort Hays State 21
125 | #8 Isaiah DeLaCerda (ASU) over Broderick Green (FHSU) TF 16-0
133 | #3 Jonathan Andreatta (ASU) over #2 Mason Turner (FHSU) Fall 2:57
141 | Angel Flores (ASU) over Rhett Edmonson (FHSU) Dec 8-7
149 | #7 Noah Hermosillo (ASU) over Cole Zebley (FHSU) Dec 8-2
157 | Dylan Udero (ASU) over Anthony Scantlin (FHSU) Dec 4-2
165 | Aaden Valdez (ASU) over Nick Lucas (FHSU) Maj 9-1
174 | #6 Marty Verhaeghe (FHSU) over Cody Lewis (ASU) Maj 15-2
184 | #9 Aryus Jones (FHSU) over Gavin Davy (ASU) Fall 5:55
197 | Tereus Henry (FHSU) over Cole Gustavson (ASU) TF 17-2
285 | #10 A.J. Cooper (FHSU) over Nathan Ellis (ASU) Fall 1:33

Colorado Mesa 22, #12 Fort Hays State 21
125 | Cian Apple (CMU) over Broderick Green (FHSU) Dec 11-6
133 | #2 Mason Turner (FHSU) over Collin Metzgar (CMU) Fall 0:43
141 | Andrew Silva (CMU) over Rhett Edmonson (FHSU) Dec 6-3
149 | Cole Zebley (FHSU) over Ryan Wheeler (CMU) DQ
157 | Anthony Scantlin (FHSU) over Dyllan Fuch (CMU) Dec 6-5
165 | Fred Green (CMU) over Cody Hicks (FHSU) Maj 13-2
174 | Seth Latham (CMU) over #6 Marty Verhaeghe (FHSU) Dec 8-5
184 | #7 Nolan Krone (CMU) over #9 Aryus Jones (FHSU) Dec 8-2
197 | Donald Negus (CMU) over Tereus Henry (FHSU) Fall 6:54
285 | #10 A.J. Cooper (FHSU) over Gabriel Carranza (CMU) Fall 2:08

Extra Matches
125 | Grisafi (CMU) over Colin Cole (FHSU) Dec 6-2
125 | Davis (ASU) over Colin Cole (FHSU Fall 1:38
125 | Billups (CMU) over Rhett Koppes (FHSU) TF 18-1
125 | Grisafi (CMU) over Rhett Koppes (FHSU) Dec 3-1
125 | Rhett Koppes (FHSU) over Davis (ASU) Dec 8-4
149 | Contreras (CMU) over Josh Lenker (FHSU) Fall 1:00
149 | Josh Lenker (FHSU) over Sandoval (CMU) Fall 1:55
149 | Magana (CMU) over Josh Lenker (FHSU) Dec 9-5
149 | Adams (ASU) over Josh Lenker (FHSU) Fall 2:33
157 | Cody Hicks (FHSU) over Helbok (ASU) Fall 3:30
157 | Funk (CMU) over Kadin Heacock (FHSU) Dec. 9-4
157 | Adams (ASU) over Kadin Heacock (FHSU) Dec 10-6
157 | Helbok (ASU) over Kadin Heacock (FHSU) Maj 16-6
157 | Lewis (CMU) over Kadin Heacock (FHSU) Fall 0:42
174 | Bynarowicz (CMU) over Clint Herrick (FHSU) Dec 9-6
197 | Anderson (CMU) over Elias Robles (FHSU) Dec 7-4
285 | LJ Flax (FHSU) over Anderson (CMU) Fall 3:37

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