The Rolla wrestling team won their second and third duals of the season when they traveled to Owensville for a tri against the Dutchmen and Washington. The Bulldogs cruised to a 72-6 win over Owensville, before grinding out a 36-31 win over Washington.
Rolla steamrolled through Owensville, winning the first six matches of the dual via pin. Xander Sederburg started the dual by pinning Tighe Bombach with three seconds to spare in the first period at 132. Dathan Mickem then pinned Boston Belk in 37 seconds, before Justin McEnaney pinned Kolby Jahnsen in the second period at 145. Andre Ridenhour got a pin over Edward Delong at 152. David Redding and Hayden Fane then had back to back first period pins at 160 and 170.
The pin streak ended with Rolla's only loss of the dual at 182, where Colton Franks was pinned midway through the third period. After that, Rolla swept the remaining matches. David Rodgers pinned Cody Linders at 195, before getting six more points when Owensville was open at 220. Chris Bench won his heavyweight match over Joseph Bauer 3-0, before the dual flipped back to the lower weights. Hunter Hoffman needed just 15 seconds to get a pin at 106, before Billy Cowan won a 7-5 decision over Dezmyn Moore at 113. Owensville was open at 120 and 126 to finish the dual with a final score of 72-6.
Owensville had one female wrestler, which Renae Dobry and Ayosoreoluna Ilesaanmi both wrestled. Both of the Lady Bulldogs pinned Haven Sanders for wins.
The dual with Washington wasn't quite as simple for the Bulldogs. Rolla kicked off the dual with a 3-0 win by Mickem at 138. McEnaney followed that with a second period pin of Louis Obermark. Rolla then lost a pair of close matches at 152 and 160. Ridenhour took a tough 14-12 loss to Caleb Hlavaty, before David Redding lost a 15-13 overtime match to Johnny Duncan.
Rolla and Washington then traded wins through the rest of the match. First Fane won an 8-2 decision over Chris Grisenauer at 170. Bryce O'Connor then lost 8-6 to Jack Carico at 182. Rolla bounced back with a win from Rodgers at 195, where he pulled out a pin with 40 seconds to spare in the final period against Cory Hardesty. Washington then got back to back pins of Luke Beaugard and Riess Clark at 220 and 285.
Hoffman got Rolla six more points at 106 with a second period pin of Tayhler Davis, before Cowan lost by major decision 14-0. Anthony Sederburg then got a quick 24 second pin at 120, before Dakota Arthur was pinned at 126. Rolla went into the final match trailing by one point 31-30, but Xander Sederburg lifted the Bulldogs to victory with a first period pin of Ayden Gaebe. Rolla won the dual 36-31.
"Another good night of wrestling for us," said head coach Marty Hauck on the tri. "We definitely weren't pleased with the way all of us wrestled. We have a lot to clean up to get to where we want to be at the end of the season. Those of us who stayed in good position and took risks did great things. Those of us who wrestled trying not to lose didn't look so good."
Rolla has their first tournament of the season coming up this weekend, as they'll take part in the Neosho Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 1.