CROSSTOWN DUAL SHOWDOWN – SENIOR NIGHT 2020 HEADLINES BRIAR CLIFF CLASH

By Mark Adkins, Sports Information

Jacob Wiley Photo

Jacob Wiley

Morningside College pays tribute to a three-man Class of 2020 group as part of its 2019-20 home dual finale Friday, Feb. 7.

133-pounder Dusten Reed (Lenox, Iowa), 157-pounder Kyle Fowler (SR/Elk Point, SD) (Elk Point, S.D.) and 197-pounder Jacob Wiley (SR/Sioux City, IA) (Sioux City, Iowa) have been a part of four successive dual winning campaigns including a 2018-19 mark of 9-4 that led to the GPAC regular-season championship and the 2019 GPAC/regional tournament title among several accomplishments. They will be recognized prior to dual start.

The Mustangs (6-5 overall, 5-1 Great Plains Athletic Conference) take on crosstown rival Briar Cliff University at 7 p.m. at the Arena Sports Academy. Live audio and video are available over links at www.misdemustangs.com.

Mustang Marks: Head coach Jake Stevenson's team, receiving votes on the recent National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' poll released Thursday, Feb. 6, has run off five straight dual wins. That roll includes going 3-0 at the Dakota Wesleyan University section of the 2020 league duals and a thrilling 27-21 win over Hastings College last week … Freshman 149-pounder John Diener (FR/Kaukana, WI)'s (Kaukauna, Wis.) deciding pin closed out a topsy-turvy evening at Mside's Hindman-Hobbs Center Jan. 30. Hastings claimed a pair of close-knit decisions to begin at 157 and 165, but Stevenson's upper weights, as they've done throughout the year, proved formidable. Junior 174-pounder Noah Egli (Fort Dodge, Iowa) reached the 10-win mark with a pin; freshman 184-pounder Kaimana McCreadie (FR/Irvine, CA) (Irvine, Calif.) worked past Jayden Miller 11-5 with a big third period; Wiley won by forfeit to reach 24 victories for the season; and junior heavyweight Phil Rasmussen (JR/Luxemburg, WI) (Luxemburg, Wis.) picked up a pin to give the Maroon a 21-6 lead. Hastings rallied back with forfeit wins at 125 and 133 and then claimed a decision at 141 to set up the dual-deciding match at 149 … Morningside continued its week with a solid effort at its Dave Edmonds/Sioux City Open Feb. 1. Egli and Rasmussen each reached their respective weight class semifinals before Egli was held off by 2019 Big 12 top-six finisher Logan Schumacher of Iowa State and Rasmussen took a medical forfeit … Egli, Reed, freshman Noah Styskal (FR/David City, NE) (David City, Neb.), Wiley, and Rasmussen top the wins chart, with Wiley and Rasmussen at 24 and 20, respectively, Egli coming in with 14, and Reed and Styskal each having 11 … Morningside wraps up its dual season Thursday, Feb. 13, with a trip to Doane University in Crete, Neb., which concludes the conference and overall dual schedule.