|125||Austin Boles||MD||George Shadbolt||12-2|
|133||Cole Mills||3||John Fletcher||3|
|141||Dante Preciado||6||Seth Hood||5|
|149||Elijah Dahl||4:06||Drew Ratkovek||WBF|
|157||Jake Clifton||2:30||#13 Martin Phillips||WBF|
|165||Dylan Costello||10||JohnMark Reddick||12|
|174||Andras Lukacs-Farkas||MD||Zach Linton||15-5|
|184||Nicholas Null||MD||Kyle Hoffman||15-7|
|197||Luis Rivera-Santiago||15||Chandler Knight||8|
|285||Randall Null||5||Narciso Juarez||2|
|WTF||Winner by technical fall; won by 15 points (time of fall on loser's column)|
|WBF||Winner by fall (time of fall on loser's column)|
|WBD||Won by default (in loser's column: INJ = injury, DIS = disqualified)|
Northwestern College earned a hard-fought victory against conference foe Doane University, 21-18, in a dual held tonight at the Bultman Center.
Starting at 149lbs, the Red Raiders initially struggled with both Elijah Dahl and Jake Clifton losing by way of fall. Clifton lost to #12 Martin Phillips and was followed with a tight 12-10 loss by Dylan Costello at 165, putting NWC down 15-0 after three weights.
Both fifth-ranked Andras Lukacs-Farkas and Nick Null earned major decisions in their respective matches at 174 and 184 as the Red Raiders went into intermission down 15-8. After the Intermission, No.11 Luis Rivera-Santiago and Randall Null picked up key wins at 197 and 285. Rivera-Santiago earned a 15-8 decision against #13 Chandler Knight and Null, the current GPAC wrestler of the week, continued his excellence with a tough 5-2 decision against Narciso Jaurez.
Austin Boles pulled out a 12-2 major decision victory at 125 over George Shadbolt to give Northwestern its first lead, 18-15, with two matches left. Cole Mills followed with a competitive 5-4 loss in a 133-pound match that came down to the final seconds.
Tied at 18, freshman Dante Preciado pulled out a 6-5 win against Seth Hood at 141 to put the Red Raiders on top and stay unbeaten (3-0) in the GPAC.
“Doane is a tough team and they always compete well," said head coach Rik Dahl. "I know it is going to be a battle every time. Saying that, I was proud of our guys. Being down 15-0 and coming back can be a daunting task and the guys knew that they had to come up big. Luis, Nick, Andras, and Boles did big things for the team tonight in their matches. Their performance helped us make up that deficit. They are a resilient bunch and for that I am proud. However, we need to get better if we want to achieve our goal of becoming GPAC Champions. We left some points on the mat and struggled heavily in the bottom position, and a lot of that is just attitude and we did not have it tonight."
Next action will be on January 21st, when the Red Raiders travel to Marshall, Mo. to compete in the Missouri Valley Invitational.
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