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Lights finish eighth in Iowa

 

January 14, 2014

The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team is one of the best in the NAIA, no doubt. But to prove it, the Lights need to be at full strength, and they certainly weren’t this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.

Northern was seeded No. 2 at the NAIA National Duals this past weekend, but the No. 2 Lights had some major holes in their lineup, and it led to an eighth-place finish. Missing from MSU-N’s main dual team this weekend was top-ranked 125-pounder Aaron LaFarge, as well as Duell Stadel, who wrestles at both 125 and 133 pounds. The Lights were also without All-American Kody Reed at 184 pounds, and as a result, it was and up and down showing.

Northern opened the tournament with a 36-12 win over Wayland Baptist on Saturday morning as the Lights won six matches in all. But in the quarterfinals, MSU-N came up agonizingly short as eighth-ranked Cumberland University of Tennessee beat the Lights 22-16. Northern got big wins from Riley Miller (125), Cameron Neiss (133), Mickey Cheff (157), Ethan Hinebauch (165) and Jared Miller (174), but it wasn’t enough to offset some tough losses, and the forfeit at 184 pounds.

In the loser-out bracket, the Lights edged Oklahoma City 24-0, but then they lost a heartbreaker to third-ranked Missouri Valley, 27-21. Neiss, Hinebauch, Mickey Cheff and Toby Cheff were victorious in the close loss, which dropped Northern into the seventh-place match. And again, the Lights came up just short. Against an Indiana Tech team they dominated last month in Great Falls, the short-handed Lights fell 24-22. Miller, Niess, Tommy Cooper, Hinebauch and Toby Cheff all won matches in the dual.

After going 2-3 in Iowa, the Lights return home to face Western Wyoming in a dual meet Saturday night. The action starts at 7 p.m. at the Armory Gymnasium.

Lights 36, Waylan Baptist 12

125 – Riley Miller won by fft; 133 – Andrew Porras, WB dec. Doug O'Hara, 8-4; 141 – Cameron Neiss pinned Chris Hart, WB, 6:32; 149 – Hunter Azure pinned Andrew Cospar, WB, 1:46; 157 – Mickey Cheff dec. Bernie Gonzales, WB, 9-7; Ethan Hinebauch, pinned Wyatt Hardy, WB, 3:15; 174 – Jared Miller dec. Michael Napier, WB, 11-7; 184 – Manual Rocha, WB won by fft; 197 – Garrett DeMers pinned Nik Gates, WB, :57; HWT – Francisco Deleon, WB dec. Jorrell Jones, 6-5.

Cumberland 22, Lights 16

125 – Riley Miller, dec. Justus Griffith, CU, 9-2; 133 – Dalton Baysinger, CU dec. Doug O'Hara, 6-1; Cameron Neiss, maj. dec. Nate Croley, CU, 10-2; 141 – Jake Williams, CU maj. dec. Hunter Azure, 16-4; 157 – Mickey Cheff, dec. Michael Gonzalez, CU, 5-4; 165 – Ethan Hinebauch, dec. Kirk Johnson, CU, 9-4; Jared Miller, dec. Ezikiel Hunt, 5-0; 184 – Aric Fernandez, CU won by fft; 197 – Cody Linton, CU pinned Toby Cheff, 2:23; HWT – Tyler Smith, CU dec. Jorrell Jones, 5-3.

Lights 24, Oklahoma City 20

125 – Adrian Gains, OKC, maj. dec. Riley Miller, 9-1; 133 – Alvie Killingsworth, OKC, dec. Doug O'Hara, 12-6; 141 – Cameron Neiss pinned James Landoll, 2:22; 149 – Rocky McCarty maj. dec. Hunter Azure, 14-0; 157 – Zach Skates, OKC dec. Mickey Cheff, 13-8; 165 – Ethan Hinebauch, pinned Hunter Muskratt, OKC, 5:36; 174 – Jared Miller dec. Derek Siverstesen, OKC, 8-7; 184 – Jared Bass, OKC won by FFT; 197 – Garrett DeMers dec. Cody Sivertsen, OKC, 7-3; HWT – Toby Cheff pinned Teagan Franco, OKC, 4:35.

Missouri Valley 27, Lights 21

125 – Dennis Welch, MV dec. Riley Miller, 7-5; 133 – Todd Brackett, MV tech, fall Doug O'Hara, 17-2; 141 – Cameron Neiss pinned Daniel Rivera, MV, 2:41; 149 – Jake Ekster, MV maj. dec. Hunter Azure, 15-5; Mickey Cheff, dec. Jared Sterling, MV, 10-8; 165 – Ethan Hinebauch, pinned Nico Martinez, MV, :51; 174 – Riley Boomer, MV pinned Jared Miller, 1:41; 184 – Brett Bader won by FFT; 197 – Toby Cheff pinned Josh Manu, MV, 1:13; HWT – Gabi Musallam, MV dec. Jorrell Jones, 11-9.

Indiana Tech 24, Lights 22

125 – Riley Miller, dec. Krostopher McKinley, IT, 5-3; 133 – Mitch Pawlak, IT pinned Doug O'Hara, 4:05; 141 – Cameron Neiss pinned Travis Barroquillo, IT, 2:26;149 – Mitch Roadruck, IT dec. Hunter Azure, 15-14; 157 – Tommy Cooper maj. dec. John Weldon, IT, 12-1; 165 – Ethan Hinebauch, maj. dec. James Bennett, IT, 12-1; 174 – Kafuba Donzon, IT dec. Jared Miller, 7-4; 184 – LJ Grayson, IT won by FFT; 197 – Toby Cheff tech. fall Taylor Delong, IT, 15-0; HWT – Andre Dunn, IT pinned Jorrell Jones, 2:45.

 

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