The best match was one that Rogers lost, but the Royals were the victors 43-27 over the Buffalo Bison at home Thursday evening.
In a duel of two formidable freshmen at 220 pounds, No. 8 ranked Adam Treptau of Buffalo got a takedown in the closing second to clinch a 5-2 win over Andrew Piehl.
Piehl, down 3-2 with 10 seconds left, made a desperation move to try to score, and Treptau countered for the takedown.
“They had an awesome match,” said Rogers coach Chris Donnay. “It will be fun to watch them compete for four years.”
Rogers (1-1 conference, 6-6 overall) had pins by Philip Anderson, Jordan Lemcke, and Jake Owens, a technical fall by Connor Larson, and decisions by Cruz Martinez (major), Tyler Eicher, Kyler Swanson, and Steffen Paige (major).
Anderson and Lemcke were both ahead by 14 when they got their pins. Eicher, down 5-0, rallied to win 8-5.
Rogers is back in action Friday in a triangular at Eastridge. Armstrong is the other team.
Rogers 43, Buffalo 27
106—Josh Anderson, Buf, won forfeit
113—Josh Skarin, Buf, won forfeit
120—Cruz Marinez, Rog, majdec Wyatt Jacobson 13-2
126—Ceric Jimenez, Buf, pin Brandon Magnuson :29
132—Connor Larson, Rog, techfal Corbin Ruby 17-2
138—Philip Anderson, Rog, pin Levi Peterson 3:27
145—Kyler Swanson, Rog, dec Hunter Durad 11-7
152—Steffen Paige, Rog, majdec Jacob Scherber 14-4
160—Tyler Eicher, Rog, dec Joe O’Flanagan 8-5
170—Jordan Lemcke, Rog, pin Austin Anderson Alvarez 4:29
182—Jake Owens, Rog, pin Victor Jude 2:24
195—Ryan Lien, Rog, won forfeit
220—Adam Treptau, Buf, dec Andrew Piehl 5-2
285—Robert Sahle, Buf, pin Peter Oakland 3:23