Senior night for the Mines wrestling team did not go quite as planned as the visiting team, Chadron State, played the villain taking seven of the ten bouts en route to a 23-9 victory.
Chadron ran off three straight decisions at 125, 133, and 141 pounds to take a 9-0 lead to start the dual off. At 125 pounds Luis Gurule lost a tough 7-6 decision followed by close losses at 133 and 141 pounds.
Down 9-0, Austin Cordova gave the Orediggers a quick spark defeating his opponent 7-4 at 149 pounds to capture 3 points for Mines. Team leader in wins, John Crowley defeated his opponent 10-3 at 157 pounds to bring the dual to 9-6. Chadron however, proved too much to handle by capturing four of the last five bouts on the night, only losing the 197 pound weight class where Mines’ Paul Wilson scored a 10-4 victory.