After getting out to a 10-0 lead, the Mountaineers were sitting comfortably in the driver’s seat. However, with the home crowd on their side, the Grizzlies of Adams State won the next seven matches and won the dual by a score of 29-13.
WSCU (6-4, 1-1 RMAC) had only two wrestlers win their matches against no. 17 Adams State (4-3, 2-1 RMAC). Kyle Piatt (So., Olathe, Colo.) got the night started off at 184 pounds, winning by major decision 12-3. Adams State would forfeit at 197 pounds and gave the Mountaineers at 10-0 advantage.
The Grizzlies didn’t give up went on a seven match winning streak. The dual winner was already decided before the Mountaineers could win another match. Elliot Copeland (So., Bennett, Colo.) ended the Mountaineers’ rough night on a positive note, defeating Jarrod Purvis 10-9 to bring the final score to 29-13.
The Mountaineers will be back on the mat this Sunday. WSCU will have two duals in Colorado Springs, the first against South Dakota State and the second against Air Force. Results from Sunday’s duals will be posted on GoMountaineers.com following the conclusion.