High School Results – Monday, January 16, 2017

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 48 Ogilvie 23
MNGUL Section 1 Individual Tournament
1. Kasson-Mantorville 174.0
2. Farmington 149.0
3. St. James 132.0
4. Northfield 126.0
5. Fairmont/MCW 121.5
6. Owatonna 121.0
7. Faribault 110.5
8. Jackson County Central 99.0
9. Adrian 89.0
10. Mankato East 76.0
11. Austin 68.0
12. Lakeville South 55.0
13. Windom/Mountain Lake 41.0
14. Blue Earth Area 0.0
14. Caledonia 0.0
14. GMLOS 0.0
14. Lake City 0.0
14. Luverne 0.0
14. NRHEG 0.0
14. Plainview-Elgin-Millville 0.0
14. Rochester Century 0.0
14. Waseca 0.0

Champagne wins Ridgewater Open title

Returning from an injury that had kept him out of competition to this point of his redshirt season, Minnesota’s Jose Champagne made an impression in his first collegiate tournament, cruising to the 157-pound at the Ridgewater Open on Saturday. Champagne not only put together a 4-0 day, he earned bonus-point wins in three of those matches.

Champagne made his collegiate debut with a tech fall over Mitch Long (RCTC), a 22-6 drubbing. He followed up that performance with his closest match of the afternoon, an 8-4 decision over Colton Carlson (South Dakota State). Continue reading

North Dakota State 157 Clay Ream Named The Open Mat’s College Wrestling of the Week

CULVER CITY, Calif. – North Dakota State University 157-pounder Clay Ream was selected The Open Mat.com’s College Wrestler of the Week on Jan. 16, after going 3-0 and defeating three nationally-ranked wrestlers at the 37th annual Virginia Duals on Jan. 13-14 in Hampton, Va.

With a 4.0 GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology, Clay Ream (North Dakota State) has a bright future off the mat. On the mat, the junior from Wentzville, Missouri, is a two-time NCAA qualifier looking to go back to nationals in 2017 and challenge for a podium finish. However, entering the Virginia Duals, Ream owned no wins over currently ranked opponents and had dropped matches to Fred Green (Boise State), Evan Wick (Wisconsin), and #15 John Van Brill (Rutgers). Continue reading

South Dakota State 28, Air Force 6

Jackrabbits run winning streak to seven

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – South Dakota State won each of the first five matches by decision and went on to defeat Air Force, 28-6, in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Sunday afternoon.

With the win, the 20th-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in Big 12 duals. SDSU has won seven duals in a row since a loss to third-ranked Iowa on Dec. 2. Air Force dropped to 4-3 overall, 0-2 against league foes.

Backup 157-pounder Logan Peterson returned to the win column for SDSU with a 7-6 decision over Dane Robbins to open the match. Luke Zilverberg followed with a 5-2 victory over Alex Lopouchanski at 165 pounds and David Kocer recorded a 6-0 shutout of Michael Billingsley in the 174-pound matchup.

The Jackrabbit streak reached five as Martin Mueller scored a 7-4 decision over Zen Ikehara at 184 pounds and eighth-ranked 197-pounder Nate Rotert downed Parker Hines by a 10-3 count. Continue reading

Five Jacks claim titles at Ridgewater

WILLMAR, Minn. – Five South Dakota State wrestlers won or shared event titles Saturday at the 2017 Ridgewater Open.

Brothers Josh and Justin Portillo shared the 125-pound title after going a combined 4-0 in convincing fashion in the opening rounds. Josh Portillo won his first match by fall over Tucker Hicks of Morningside and advanced to the championship with a 17-1 technical fall over Keegan Hessler, also from Morningside.

Justin Portillo won both of his contested matches by technical fall, outscoring his opponents by a combined 35-1. He downed Anthony Hennen of St. John’s (Minn.), 19-1, then defeated Willie Meine of Southwest Minnesota State, 16-0.

The championship match that would have pitted the brothers against each other was declared a double forfeit. Continue reading