Ryan Prickett, Sports Information Director
HAYS – The No. 19 Fort Hays State wrestling team cruised to a 13th-straight win over Central Missouri Friday evening, topping the Mules 44-11 thanks to eight wins and seven bonus-point victories. The Tigers move to 2-6 in dual competition and 1-0 in the MIAA, while UCM dips to 0-6 overall and 0-2 in league action.
Mason Turner, the second-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds, opened the evening with a 16-1 technical fall with a quick escape in the second period. The sophomore totaled three takedowns and a pair of four-point nearfalls in the first period.
Colin Cole, Broderick Green and Cole Zebley all won via forfeit to give the Tigers a 23-0 advantage.
Central Missouri battled back with wins at 157 and 165 pounds, cutting the FHSU lead to 23-11.
Marty Verhaeghe got the Tigers back on track with a second period pin at 174 pounds after recording a total of five takedowns. Clint Herrickfollowed with a 6-1 decision at 184 pounds thanks to a pair of takedowns. Tereus Henry picked up his second pin of the season as time expired in the first period at 197 pounds before No. 9 A.J. Cooperwon via forfeit at 285 pounds, wrapping up the win.
Central Missouri capped off the evening with wins in a pair of extra matches.
The Tigers will wrap up their home schedule Sunday when they host No. 23 Newman in another MIAA dual. Action is set to begin at 2 p.m. inside Gross Memorial Coliseum.
#19 Fort Hays State 44, Central Missouri 11
125 | #2 Mason Turner (FHSU) over Trevor Wishne (UCM) (TF 16-1 3:30)
133 | Colin Cole (FHSU) over Unknown (For.)
141 | Broderick Green (FHSU) over Unknown (For.)
149 | Cole Zebley (FHSU) over Unknown (For.)
157 | John Ridle (UCM) over Josh Lenker (FHSU) (TF 16-1 1:52)
165 | Emmett Kuntz (UCM) over Kadin Heacock (FHSU) (Fall 1:20)
174 | Marty Verhaeghe (FHSU) over Bryce Faworski (UCM) (Fall 3:43)
184 | Clint Herrick (FHSU) over Jack Goin (UCM) (Dec 6-1)
197 | Tereus Henry (FHSU) over Joe Brady (UCM) (Fall 2:56)
285 | #9 A.J. Cooper (FHSU) over Unknown (For.)
125 | Extra: Trevor Wishne (UCM) over Colin Cole (FHSU) (Fall 2:23)
174 | Extra: Cole Hatfield (UCM) over Clint Herrick (FHSU) (MD 12-0)