In a key Iowa Conference showdown on Thursday night, the Buena Vista wrestling team was able to pull out only three decisions, as seventh-ranked Coe College got the better end of the 12th-ranked Beavers, en route to the 29-9 victory.
The Kohawks jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead before BVU picked up its first win of the match. Aaron Cook, ranked 10th in the latest rankings released on Tuesday, pulled out a 4-0 decision over Tyler Baker (13-5) at 149 pounds, en route to his 11th win of the season.
Joey Verschoor (157 pounds) made it back-to-back wins for the Beavers with an 11-6 triumph over 10th-ranked Bryon Grothus. Following three straight decisions by Coe, BVU tallied its final win of the night - a slim 6-4 victory by Brian Stueve at 197 pounds.
Buena Vista drops to 1-2 overall (1-1 IIAC) as the Kohawks remain perfect on the season (6-0, 2-0 IIAC). The Beavers return today when they take part in the annual Dick Walker Invite, hosted by Wartburg College. Wrestling in Waverly, Iowa, is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
Coe 29, Buena Vista 9
125 - No. 8 Clayton Rush (C) T-Fall Kyle Donlon, 24-8
133 - No. 6 Gannon Hjerleid (C) won by forfeit
141 - Niles Mercer (C) dec. Russ Evans, 5-2
149 - No. 10 Aaron Cook (BV) dec. Tyler Baker, 4-0
157 - Joey Verschoor (BV) dec. No. 10 Byron Grothus, 11-6
165 - Tyler Burkle (C) dec. Julian Mancha, 7-2
174 - Tyler Jentz (C) dec. Josh Murray, 11-5
184 - Greg Lalla (C) dec. Austin Hayes, 3-1
197 - Brian Stueve (BV) dec. Rob Kramer, 6-4
HWT - Jared Carder (C) pinned Andy Jackman, 2:17