INDIANOLA, Iowa -- The Dylan Peters era officially began Thursday night as the Simpson wrestling team competed against Cornell inside Hopper Gymnasium, but fell 29-12 to the Rams on opening night.
Cornell competed in its second match of the season and is now 1-1, while Simpson moves to 0-1 on the young season.
Dylan McChesney opened his sophomore season with a first-period pin at 125 pounds to give the Storm a quick 6-0 tilt. McChesney now has eight career falls and 15 career victories.
The Rams took the next three bouts to take a 12-6 advantage heading into the 157-pound match before Robert Silva grabbed a win for the Storm. Silva was down 4-3 heading into the final period but was able to get four points to win 7-4 in his first career contest for Simpson.
Colton Kinnison grabbed a close 2-1 victory in the 285-pound match after securing his second point in the last period to post the triumph.
Sam Mathis fought hard in the 197-pound class but fell 3-2 to start off his senior campaign. Sam McCoy lost at 141 pounds by a score of 7-6 while Josh Bower was upended 5-3 at 133 pounds as the freshmen began their careers for the Storm.
Comments from Coach Peters
"Our team showed a lot of potential moving forward. Dylan McChesney got us off to a great a start. Freshmen Robert Silva wrestled a smart match to keep us in the dual meet. We were able to end on a good note with Colton Kinnison grinding out a hard-fought 2-1 win at heavyweight. We don't have to wait long for an opportunity to improve. I'm excited about the future of this team."
Simpson remains home on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for its second contest of the season as Graceland visits for a 7 p.m. dual inside Hopper Gymnasium.
125 — Dylan McChesney (SIM) pins Joey Shaw, 2:02
133 — Evan Husko (COR) dec. Josh Bower, 5-3
141 — Jake Wulf (COR) dec. Sam McCoy, 7-6
149 — Klayton Keller (COR) pins Jakob Slavin, 0:58
157 — Robert Silva (SIM) dec. Vincent Vass, 7-4
165 — Nic Jarvis (COR) tech. fall Dalton Cockman, 22-7 (7:00)
174 — John Engelbrecht (COR) tech. fall Nicholas Blasko, 18-3 (7:00)
184 — Bryce Oveson (COR) major dec. Shyler Langley, 12-4
197 — Kendale McCoy (COR) dec. Sam Mathis, 3-2
285 — Colton Kinnison (SIM) dec. Drake Fox, 2-1