Sat., Jan. 28, 2023
|PANTHERS (3-3, 2-2)||7|
|McKendree (9-3, 4-0)||30|
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Peter Kuster and Will Kuster both posted wins for Drury, but the Panthers lost their Great Lakes Valley Conference dual at McKendree 30-7 on Saturday in Lebanon, Illinois.
Peter Kuster, ranked number two in NCAA-II at 141 pounds, defeated Joseph Semerad 8-2. Will Kuster won by Major Decision with a 14-1 win over Jordan Alcala in the 165-pound match.
McKendree won by narrow margins in three of the matches as Logan Rathjen needed overtime in the 149-pound bout to edge Grant Garrett 9-7. Christian Mejia, ranked 12th nationally at 125 pounds, started the dual by edging Caden Howard 5-3 at 125. The heavyweight round was also decided by two points as Dustin Olmstead got past Thomas Massengale 8-6.
The Panthers return to action on Feb. 6 when they travel to Clarksville, Arkansas, for a dual against the University of the Ozarks at 6 pm.
125: Christian Mejia (MCK) over Caden Howard (DU) (Dec 5-3)
133: Ryan Ripplinger (MCK) over Brandon Borlinghaus (DU) (MD 10-1)
141: Peter Kuster (DU) over Joseph Semerad (MCK) (Dec 8-2)
149: Logan Rathjen (MCK) over Grant Garrett (DU) (SV-1 9-7)
157: Noah Villarreal (MCK) over Jon O’Connell (DU) (MD 12-1)
165: Will Kuster (DU) over Jordan Alcala (MCK) (MD 14-1)
174: Zeke Waltz (MCK) over Ethan Smith (DU) (Dec 10-3)
184: Josh Jones (MCK) over Logan Zimmermann (DU) (Fall 4:12)
197: Logan Kvien (MCK) over B.K. Seago (DU) (MD 8-0)
285: Dustin Olmstead (MCK) over Thomas Massengale (DU) (Dec 8-6)