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.
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