FHSU Sports Information
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The No. 22 Fort Hays State wrestling team won seven in a 33-13 road win over Drury on Friday (Feb. 7). The Tigers are now 5-5 in dual action, while the Panthers dip to 2-6 this season.
The Tigers took advantage of two open weights for Drury early on, starting things off with a 12-0 lead after forfeits at 125 pounds and 133 pounds. No. 2 Brandon Ball got the Tigers started with the feature match of the evening, holding off eighth-ranked Peter Kuster in a 6-0 decision at 141 pounds. Ball took an early lead with a first-period takedown before adding three points in the second period with an escape and a takedown. The junior kept Kuster at bay in the third period, adding a ride time point to complete the shutout victory.
Anthony Scantlin padded the Tiger lead to 18-0 with a 7-2 decision at 149 pounds. He picked up three takedowns in the win, including a pair in the third period to pull away.
The Panthers battled back with wins at 157 pounds and 165 pounds, cutting the lead in half, 18-9. Marty Verhaeghe broke the Tigers out of the slump with a bonus-point win at 174 pounds, defeating Logan Zimmerman with a 13-5 major decision thanks to five takedowns.
Aryus Jones made quick work of his opponent at 184 pounds, picking up an early takedown followed by three four-counts to lead 14-0 at the end of the first period. The sophomore made a quick escape in the second period, sealing a decisive 15-0 tech fall to push the Tigers in front 27-9.
Jordan Davis followed with another big win for the Tigers, pinning his opponent at 197 pounds in 92 seconds to stretch the Tiger lead to 33-9. Drury capped off the evening with a major decision at 285 pounds to make the final score 33-13.
The Tigers will return home next week for their final home dual of the season Thursday (Feb. 13) when they host third-ranked Nebraska-Kearney. The Senior Night dual is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
#22 Fort Hays State 33, Drury 13
125 | Colin Cole (Fort Hays State) over Unknown (For.), FHSU leads 6-0
133 | Mason Turner (Fort Hays State) over Unknown (For.), FHSU leads 12-0
141 | No. 2 Brandon Ball (Fort Hays State) over No. 8 Peter Kuster (Drury) (Dec 6-0), FHSU leads 15-0
149 | Anthony Scantlin (Fort Hays State) over Seth Otis (Drury) (Dec 7-2), FHSU leads 18-0
157 | Ben Stahlman (Drury) over Tristan Porsch (Fort Hays State) (Dec 9-6), FHSU leads 18-3
165 | Alex Garrett (Drury) over Josh Lenker (Fort Hays State) (Fall 2:37), FHSU leads 18-9
174 | Marty Verhaeghe (Fort Hays State) over Logan Zimmermann (Drury) (MD 13-5), FHSU leads 22-9
184 | Aryus Jones (Fort Hays State) over Tucker Caswell (Drury) (TF 15-0 3:04), FHSU leads 27-9
197 | Jordan Davis (Fort Hays State) over Todd Angel (Drury) (Fall 1:32), FHSU leads 33-9
285 | Jared Rennick (Drury) over A.J. Cooper (Fort Hays State) (MD 11-2), FHSU wins 33-13