Tiger wrestling falls to No. 10 Lindenwood

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — For the second time in as many duals the result came down to the final weight class as Fort Hays State dropped an MIAA dual with No. 10 Lindenwood on Friday, 20-18.

The Tigers started the night off strong winning three of the first four matches. Adam Ludwin (125 pounds) got the Tigers on the board first with a 4-1 decision. The Lions then knotted the score at 3-3 when No. 4-ranked Hunter Haralson defeated Anthony Calderon at 133 pounds with an 8-4 decision. The Tigers responded with two major decisions by Noah Killip (141) and Bradley Little (149).

The No.1 wrestler at 157 pounds, Terrel Wilbourn, cut the Tiger lead to 11-7 with a major decision over Joey Dozier by a score of 17-4. Kyle Jolas (165) cut the lead to one with a 5-2 decision over Kregg Clarke and Batchka Zulkhuu (174) gave the Lions the lead, 16-11, when he pinned Dylan Wiesner at 2:26 in the first period.

The Tigers responded with back-to-back wins to take the lead one more time. No. 6 wrestler at 184 pounds, Jon Inman, brought the Tigers within one point on a 9-1 major decision over Jake Landals, and Cash Drylie gave the Tigers an 18-16 lead with one match to go on a 10-5 decision over Dillon Archer.

Dakota Gulley, who has won his last three matches for the Tigers at 285, was unable to match the Lions’ Jake Borgmeyer and suffered a 14-3 major decision loss. The Lions came out on top with the 20-18 victory.

Fort Hays dropped to 5-4 overall on the season and 0-3 in the MIAA, while Lindenwood moved to 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the MIAA. The Tigers’ weekend continues Sunday when they head to St. Louis, Mo., to take on No. 4 Maryville at 3 p.m.