The Bulldog wrestling team celebrated its 50th anniversary this past season and it was a freshman that led the charge.

Sam Reeves

Sam Reeves

Sam Reeves led the team in wins (23-12 record) while competing at the 197-pound weight class. Reeves had the deepest run of any Bulldog wrestler at the NCAA regional tournament, which took place in Sioux Falls, S.D. He won two of his first three matches, with his only loss coming to top-seeded Ryan Beltz of Maryville (Mo.) University by a 3-1 score that had Beltz scoring the final two-point takedown as time was expiring in the match.

As a team, Truman went 8-11 in dual matches and was a perfect 4-0 in Pershing Arena. After Reeves, Ethan Rentschler was second in wins with 18, and three Bulldogs, JJ Dorrell, Steven Serbinski and Roark Whittington, all finished with 16 victories.


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