SIUE dropped a pair of road Mid-American Conference duals to Kent State 25-15 and Clarion 30-13. SIUE is now 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the MAC.
“Both Saul and Justin wrestled well,” said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. “Justin has been trying to improve his offense. Saul has been struggling as a freshman so it’s good for them to get back to their offense and put up some bonus points.”
Ruffin earned his fourth technical fall of the season at 157 pounds against Kent State’s Conan Becker, winning 16-0. Ruffin continued to dominate with a 7-0 win over Clarion’s Avery Shay, completing the day without giving up a single point.
Ervin won a close 141-pound match over Kent State’s Cory Simpson 5-3 and then overpowered Clarion’s Alex Blake 15-6 for a major decision.
Gage Datlovsky recorded the lone fall of the day for SIUE, winning his 125-pound match in 2 minutes, 35 seconds over Clarion’s Blake Jackson.
“Ryan has been battling an injury so it’s great to see him come up with a big major decision in his opening match of the day,” added Spates.
SIUE continues this road trip Friday with a MAC dual at Buffalo.
Clarion 30 SIUE 13
157: Justin Ruffin (SIUE) over Avery Shay (Clarion) (Dec 7-0)
165: Mike Bartolo (Clarion) over Chase Diehl (SIUE) (TF 18-3 4:52)
174: Max Wohlabaugh (Clarion) over Kevin Gschwendtner (SIUE) (Dec 12-5)
184: Luke Funck (Clarion) over Ryan Yarnell (SIUE) (Dec 6-5)
197: Greg Bulsak (Clarion) over Aric Bohn (SIUE) (Fall 2:17)
285: Tyler Bagoly (Clarion) over Tommy Helton (SIUE) (MD 11-0)
125: Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) over Blake Jackson (Clarion) (Fall 2:35)
133: Seth Koleno (Clarion) over Jacob Blaha (SIUE) (Fall 1:28)
141: Saul Ervin (SIUE) over Alex Blake (Clarion) (MD 15-6)
149: Brock Zacherl (Clarion) over Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) (SV-1 3-1)
SIUE record: 1-6, 0-3 MAC
Kent State 25 SIUE 15
125: Tomas Guitierrez (Kent State) over Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) (MD 13-0)
133: Tim Rooney (Kent State) over Jacob Blaha (SIUE) (Dec 12-6)
141: Saul Ervin (SIUE) over Cory Simpson (Kent State) (Dec 5-3)
149: Kody Komara (Kent State) over Max Kristoff (SIUE) (Dec 6-3)
157: Justin Ruffin (SIUE) over Conan Becker (Kent State) (TF 16-0 4:56)
165: Chase Diehl (SIUE) over Kade Byland (Kent State) (Dec 3-2)
174: Andrew McNally (Kent State) over Kevin Gschwendtner (SIUE) (Dec 8-3)
184: Ryan Yarnell (SIUE) over Tyler Bates (Kent State) (MD 8-0)
197: Colin McCracken (Kent State) over Austin Andres (SIUE) (Fall 4:15)
285: Spencer Berthhold (Kent State) over Tommy Helton (SIUE) (Fall 5:22)
SIUE record: 1-5, 0-2 MAC