Four Gophers are scheduled to wrestle this Sunday at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open, on the campus of South Dakota State University. Seth Lange, Scott Schiller, Logan Storley and Joel Bauman and will all be on the mat inside Frost Arena.
Lange defeated four wrestlers en route to his title. After a first-round bye, the freshman won his second-round match against Augustana’s Sam Fischenich, scoring a technical fall at 15-0. In the quarterfinal round, he took down North Dakota State’s Geoff Martin 7-3 by decision. Lange met South Dakota State’s Vaske in the semifinals, winning 8-6 by decision. In the finals, he won another close decision against Augustana’s Jay Sherer by a score of 4-3.
Schiller last season also earned a first-round bye. He then lost his second-round match to Nebraska-Lincoln’s Andy Johnson, an 11-4 decision. In the 197 Ibs. losers bracket, he defeated Lonnie Brown (Iowa Central), Kolton Kersten (Iowa Central), and Drew Ross (North Dakota State) before losing to Andy Johnson (Nebraska-Lincoln) in the third-place match 11-6 by decision.
Storley will be wrestling at 174 lbs. on Sunday. He will get his first glimpse of a college wrestling atmosphere. A native of South Dakota, Storley was the 2010 NHSCA Junior National Champion and a six time state champion.
Bauman will be entering his sophomore year and is scheduled to wrestle in the 184 lbs. class.
Last year Bauman finished with a record of 11-4 for the Gophers. He won the North County Open after an 11-5 decision over Alex Kratkramer of Augsburg College.