Trojans' Jackson, Faught, Sidhu win first-round matches

NIACC's Ryan Faught battles with Ridgewater's Augustus Siaway in 165-pound first-round match. Faught won, 2-1.
NIACC's Ryan Faught battles with Ridgewater's Augustus Siaway in 165-pound first-round match. Faught won, 2-1.

COUNCIL BLUFFS - NIACC's Noah Jackson, Ryan Faught and Jimsher Sidhu all picked up first-round wins at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament Friday morning.

At 157 pounds, Jackson stopped RCTC's Alfred Daniel, 7-3.

At 165 pounds, Faught nipped Ridgewater's Augustus Siaway 2-1 in his opening round match.

At 285 pounds, Sidhu pinned Rowan's Mark Fischer in 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

NIACC's Mark Gonzales (125), Robert Rodriguez (149), Tavion Askew (174) and Sedrak Sheppard (197) all dropped first-round matches.

The Trojans' Austin Anderly received a first-round bye at 141 pounds.

NJCAA national wrestling tournament results

First-round results

125

Benny Gomez (Muskegon) pinned Mark Gonzales, 2:20.

149

Kenny Astle (Western Wyoming) major dec. Robert Rodriguez, 13-2.

157

Noah Jackson (N) dec. Alfred Daniel (RCTC), 7-3.

165

Ryan Faught (N) dec. Augustus Siaway (Ridgewater), 2-1.

174

Dylan Reel (Clackamas) dec. Tavion Askew, 8-5.

197

Zeke Silva (NE Oklahoma) major dec. Sedrak Sheppard, 16-7.

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