17 Minnesota wrestlers competed unattached in the Finn Grinaker Open on Saturday. 12 Gophers placed among the top-six at their weights.
A contingent of 17 Gophers competed unattached in the Finn Grinaker Open, also affectionately known as the Cobber Open, last Saturday in Moorhead, Minn. Five of these wrestlers claimed titles at the event: Ethan Lizak (125), Ben Morgan (133), Tommy Thorn (141), Brandon Krone (165) and Jordon Rothers (174). Seven of their teammates placed among the top-six at the event as well, including three wrestlers placing at 157. A full listing of participants and how they placed at the tournament appears below.
Lizak looked particularly strong at 125, winning two of his four matches by technical fall, and taking a third by major decision. This is Lizak’s first career title, though he has placed in the top-five at all four of the open tournaments in which he’s competed to-date. Continue reading »