The Jimmie men's wrestling team sent their seniors out in style with a win over Dickinson State in the final dual of the season Tuesday night at Hansen Center.
UJ won the dual 23-22, but it took a third tie-breaking criteria to decide a victor.
Jesse Barajas (JR/Sunnyside, Wash.) earned a forfeit victory after DSU left the 125 pound match open. Joey Murillo (SR/El Paso, Texas) won a 5-3 decision over Michael Pajaro at 133, Dillon Kifer (SR/Little Falls, Minn.) took a 12-1 major decision over Jaime Mullins at 141, and after Brandon Aragon (SO/Pueblo, Colo.)'s 13-8 decision over Travis Koenig at 149, the Jimmies held a 16-0 lead.
Clay Smith earned the first win for the Blue Hawks at 157, taking down Jackson Schauer (SO/Grand Rapids, Minn.) by 12-4 major decision. Kade Thompson (SO/Idaho Falls, Idaho) (165) pinned Devan Williams in 4:55 for the final UJ win of the night.
Trailing 22-4, Dickinson State got a 13-11 decision by Jason Zecchini over Theo Robison (SO/Westminster, Colo.) at 174 for three points, a pin by Jon Solano over Tanner Smith (SO/Wilton, Calif.) in 2:44 at 184 for 6 points, and a 9-4 decision by Lane Oversen against Will Parks (SO/Perham, Minn.) at 197 for three points to trail 22-16 heading into the final match.
Ethan Goss-Dickie pinned Nathan Bernal (JR/Covina, Calif.) in 6:34 to tie the dual at 22, and it was on to the tie-breaking criteria to determine a winner.
The first criteria, most individual match wins, was even at five. The second criteria--most pins, defaults, forfeits, DQs--was even at two. Finally, the the third criteria--most non pin, Def, ID, DQ match points--was 49-46 in favor of Jamestown, giving them the extra point for the 23-22 win.
UJ won their fifth consecutive dual and will now set their sights on the NAIA Regional Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on February 18.