MARSHALL, Mo. – The Blue Hawks were in Marshall, Missouri for the Missouri Valley College Invite this past weekend. The Blue Hawks finished 9th out of 26 teams.
In the 157-pound bracket, Sean Elkins finished third. Elkins defeated Joseph Mcaleavey (BCC) in a 10-3 decision. He then defeated Rocky Whittington (TSU) in a 7-2 decision. Elkins fell to Andrew Simmons (MVC) in a 9-1 decision. However, Elkins recovered and recorded a 17-14 decision over Mitch Roadtruck (ITU). In the third place bout, Elkins recorded a fall over Joseph Weber (BCF) at the 2:19 mark.
Hudson Buck picked up his third title in the 197-pound bracket. He opened with an 8-4 decision over Andrew Mahone (MBU). He then dropped Justin Whitten (MVC) in a 14-3 major decision. Buck defeated his next opponent, Kyle Soderblom (WPU), in a 12-4 major decision. Next, Buck slipped past Ryan Beltz (MVU) in a 6-5 decision. In the championship bout, Buck recorded a 3-2 victory over Stephen Loosbrock (BC).
Dickinson State will be back in action on Jan. 22 in their first dual of the season at Jamestown.