Jan. 9, 2010 – The Truman Wrestling team returned to the mats on Saturday as they competed in four dual matches as part of the Chuck Porter Duals at KnoxCollege (Ill.).Loyde Braidlow was a perfect 4-0 on the day in the 285-pound weight class.
Braidlow won 2-0 but the ‘Dogs fell 37-9 in the first round to Trine (Ind.) University.Roland Wimberly and Ryan Banning each picked up wins in the dual.
Braidlow shutout his opponent from Augustana (Ill.) in round two by a score of 9-0 but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings defeated the Bulldogs 31-18.
Against University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Braidlow picked up a pinfall victory while Alex Maus also earned a fall win but UW-Platteville took round three by a 33-21 margin.
In the finale, Wimberly, Maus and Zach Hayes recorded wins and Braidlow capped off a strong day with a 15-10 win but against it was the host school KnoxCollege coming away with the 29-18 victory.
Truman left three weight classes open in each dual.
Banning and Maus went 3-for-4 in their respective matches on the day.
The Bulldogs will compete next at the Central College Open in Pella, Iowa next Saturday.