Sanders, Yohn Fall at All-Star Classic
Minnesota All-American wrestlers Zach Sanders and Sonny Yohn both fell in their respective matches at the NWCA All-Star Classic on Sunday in Anaheim, Calif.
Sanders gave up a technical fall (20-2, 5:00) to a familiar opponent in Arizona State’s Anthony Robles. The duo split a pair of previous meetings with Sanders winning, 7-3, at the 2008 Las Vegas Invitational and Robles scoring a 19-10 decision in the 2008 NCAA Championships consolation semifinal round. Robles built an early 14-0 lead with four, three-point near-falls in the first period and the Sun Devils’ grappler escaped from a takedown by Sanders in the second period to pick up the win.
Yohn came out on the losing end of a 7-3 decision against Oklahoma State’s Clayton Foster in a matchup of 197 pounders. After Foster jumped out to an early lead, Yohn scored a takedown in the third period, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Cowboy’s grappler picked up the win over Minnesota’s All-American.
The pair of losses drops Minnesota’s record at the All-Star Classic to 12-14-1 dating back to the inaugural event in 1967.
Sanders and Yohn will rejoin Minnesota as the No. 4 Gophers prepare to host the Northern Quad this weekend in Rochester, Minn.
125 – No. 3 Anthony Robles (Arizona State) tech fall No. 4 Zach Sanders (Minnesota), 20-2 (5:00)
133 – No. 2 Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 1 Andrew Hochstrasser (Boise State), 8-7
141 – No. 1 Zack Bailey (Oklahoma) dec. No. 8 Germane Lindsey (Ohio), 3-2
149 – No. 5 Kevin LeValley (Bucknell) dec. No. 12 Torsten Gillespie (Edinboro), 6-0
157 – No. 4 Bubba Jenkins (Arizona State) major dec. No. 1 Adam Hall (Boise State), 12-4
165 – No. 4 Josh Asper (Maryland) dec. No. 6 Shane Onufer (Wyoming), 3-2
174 – No. 6 Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) dec. No. 3 Jordan Blanton (Illinois), 4-0
184 – No. 2 Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming) dec. No. 5 A.J. Kissel (Purdue), 10-5
197 – No. 4 Clayton Foster (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 5 Sonny Yohn (Minnesota), 7-3
285 – No. 8 Ryan Flores (American) dec. No. 2 Jarod Trice (Central Michigan), 3-1