No. 12 Tigers dominate Emmanuel in Wichita

FHSU Athletics
Ryan Prickett

WICHITA – The 12th-ranked Fort Hays State wrestling team picked up its first win of the season in convincing fashion Sunday during the Jet Duals, besting Emmanuel College, 41-6. Fort Hays State won nine of the 10 matchups, including six bonus-point wins. The Tigers are now 1-3 on the year, while the Lions dip to 0-8 this season.

Wrestling in a dual for the first time in his collegiate career, Rhett Koppes got the Tigers going with a 6-2 decision at 125 pounds. Second-ranked Mason Turner followed with a first-period pin, his second pin of the season.

Rhett Edmonson picked up his first collegiate win at 141 pounds with a 7-2 decision. The freshman fell behind 2-0 after the first period, but rallied with seven points in the final period after a takedown and a four-point nearfall.

The Lions cut the lead in half at 149 pounds with a pin before the Tigers regained control for the rest of the contest. Anthony Scantlin recorded another third-period comeback at 157 pounds, scoring all eight of his points in the final period of an 8-0 major decision.

Cody Hicks and sixth-ranked Marty Verhaeghe followed with back-to-back technical falls, all but securing the victory for the Tigers. Hicks racked up three takedowns and eight nearfall points in a 15-0 victory before Verhaeghe tallied three takedowns and 10 nearfall points in a 16-1 win.

Clint Herrick picked up his first win of the season at 184 pounds, fighting his way to an 11-4 decision thanks in large part to a four-point nearfall in the second period.

Tereus Henry made quick work of his opponent at 197 pounds, recording a takedown just four seconds into the match. The redshirt-sophomore picked up three separate four counts before recording the pin in just 1:26. 10th-ranked A.J. Cooper wrapped up the contest with a win via forfeit at 285 pounds.

Multiple Tigers also participated in extra matches. Those results will be published when available.

The Tigers wrap up their non-conference schedule next Sunday (Jan. 24) when they travel north to Kearney, Neb. for the Midwest Duals. Opponents and start times are to be determined. Stay tuned to and follow @fhsuathletics and @FHSUWrestling on social media for all the latest schedule updates.

#12 Fort Hays State 41, Emmanuel College 6
125 | Rhett Koppes (FHSU) over Tyler Snowden (EC) Dec 6-2
133 | #2 Mason Turner (FHSU) over Allen Stone (EC) Fall 1:33
141 | Rhett Edmonson (FHSU) over Nicholas Volies (EC) Dec 7-2
149 | Dalton Flint (EC) over Josh Lenker (FHSU) Fall 3:00
157 | Anthony Scantlin (FHSU) over Jesse Dejames (EC) Maj 8-0
165 | Cody Hicks (FHSU) over Jesse Dejames (EC) TF 15-0
174 | #6 Marty Verhaeghe (FHSU) over Myles Williams (EC) TF 16-1
184 | Clint Herrick (FHSU) over Markis Hill (EC) Dec 11-4
197 | Tereus Henry (FHSU) over Hayden Snowden (EC) Fall 1:26
285 | #10 A.J. Cooper (FHSU) over Unknown (Unattached) Forfeit

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