Caden Howard, Ethan Smith pick up wins in dual at Upper Iowa

Sun., Jan. 28, 2023

PANTHERS (2-4, 2-2) 7
#15 Upper Iowa (6-4, 3-0) 44

FAYETTE, Iowa– Caden Howard and Ethan Smith picked up wins for Drury in a Great Lakes Valley Conference dual at Upper Iowa on Sunday. The Peacocks, ranked 15th in NCAA-II, stayed unbeaten in the GLVC as they went to 6-4 and 3-0 in the league with a  44-7 win over the Panthers.
Howard, competing at 125 pounds, defeated Treyton Ackman by Major Decision, 15-1. The senior from Lenexa, Kansas, won for the fifth time in his last six matches.
Ethan Smith won by a point in a 13-12 decision in the 174-pound class. Smith, in his senior season from Buffalo, Missouri, trailed Lawson Losee 10-1 before battling back. Smith got three points in a takedown in the third period to put him ahead by a point and he hung on for the win.
Upper Iowa won seven of the nine contested matches to get the win.
Drury competes again on Feb. 9 when they host Ouachita Baptist and Newman in a tri-dual at Weiser Gym starting at 1 pm.
Match Results at Upper Iowa
125: Caden Howard (DU) over Treyton Ackman (UIU) (MD 15-1)
133: James Davis (UIU) over (DU) (For.)
141: #5 Tate Murty (UIU) over Paul Pollard (DU) (Fall 1:34)
149: Jackson Rolfs (UIU) over Dillon Nichols (DU) (Inj. 3:26)
157: #8 Eric Faught (UIU) over Trevor Christian (DU) (TF 21-6 3:00)
165: Chase Luensman (UIU) over Eric Holt (DU) (TF 21-6 2:39)
174: Ethan Smith (DU) over Lawson Losee (UIU) (Dec 13-12)
184: Colter Bye (UIU) over Connor Zimmermann (DU) (TF 20-4 2:49)
197: Cameron Lopez (UIU) over Jeremiah Halter (DU) (TF 21-6 2:48)
285: Jordan Baumler (UIU) over Jaxon Glenn (DU) (Fall 1:51)

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