NC State returned the the dual portion of the 2009-10 schedule Sunday and dropped matches in Lincoln, Neb., 23-16 to North Dakota State and 31-10 to 12th-ranked Nebraska. The Wolfpack fell to 2-4 in dual matches with the loss.
“We lost to a couple of good teams today,” Wolfpack coach Carter Jordan said. “North Dakota State has several outstanding guys in their lineup, and everyone knows Nebraska is a powerhouse in wrestling. For us, we have to continue to work and get better. I’ve been saying that it’s all part of the process, and it is.”
The Wolfpack lost four of the first five bouts to the Bison, winning only at 133 by forfeit, before rallying at the end to win three of the last four matches to make the final score close. North Dakota State clinched the team victory, however, when Drew Ross handed Andrew Tumlin an 8-4 decision at 197 pounds. Freshman heavyweight Eloheim Palma’s 8-0 major decision over Joe Arthur cut the final margin to seven points.
Ray and Bobby Ward scored all 10 of NC State’s points in the loss to the Cornhuskers. Bobby Ward scored a 14-4 major decision over Chris Hacker at 149, and Ray Ward pinned James Nakashima at 2:02 at 165.
NC State will return to action on Saturday, Janaury 9 with a split-venue doubleheader. The Wolfpack will wrestle VMI at 1 p.m, then will travel to Duke to open the ACC season against the Blue Devils at 6:30 p.m.
North Dakota State 23, NC State 16
125 - Justin Solberg (NDSU) pinned Mike Moreno at 3:27
133 - Scott Norris (NCS) won by forfeit
141 - Ryan Adams (NDSU) major dec. Dale Shull, 12-3
149 - Andrey Patselov (NDSU) dec. Bobby Ward, 7-6
157 - Vince Salminen (NDSU) major dec. Colton Palmer, 14-2
165 - Tyler Johnson (NDSU) dec. Ray Ward, 11-8
174 - Quinton Godley (NCS) dec. Mac Stoll, 6-3
184 - Jonathan Becker (NCS) dec. Kenny Moenkedick, 4-3
197 - Drew Ross (NDSU) dec. Andrew Tumlin, 8-4
Hwt - Eloheim Palma (NCS) major dec. Joe Arthur, 8-0
#12 Nebraska 31, NC State 10
125 - David Klingsheim (NU) dec. Mike Moreno, 10-5
133 - C.J. Napier (NU) major dec. Scott Norris, 11-2
141 - Mike Koehnlein (NU) dec. Dale Shull, 14-7
149 - Bobby Ward (NCS) major dec. Chris Hacker, 14-4
157 - Tyler Koehn (NU) dec. Colton Palmer, 2-0
165 - Ray Ward (NCS) pinned James Nakashima, at 2:02
174 - #3 Stephen Dywer (NU) pinned Quinton Godley, at 3:59
184 - Josh Ihnen (NU) dec. Jonathan Becker, 2-0
197 - #2 Craig Brester pinned Andrew Tumlin, at 1:19
Hwt - #13 Tucker Lane (NU) dec. Eloheim Palma, 6-2