Julson Leads NDSU Wrestling at Bison Open

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State redshirt freshman Kurtis Julson won the 174 pound title at the 41st Annual Bison Open on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Bison Sports Arena. He was one of seven Bison to finish in the top six of their respective weight classes.

Julson went 4-0 en route to first place, opening with a 19-5 major decision win over Lucas Moderow of Minnesota State Moorhead. He then defeated Jake Krogstad of Concordia by technical fall. In the semifinals, Julson won a 6-1 decision over MSUM’s Trent Sovde. Julson took first by virtue if Logan Storley’s injury default.

Sophomore Trent Sprenkle finished second at 125 pounds, losing a 16-7 major decision in the final to No. 2 Zach Sanders of Minnesota, who wrestled unattached. Senior Justin Solberg placed fifth at 133, defeating Justin Reinsma of Southwest Minnesota State.

At 149 pounds, junior Mark Erickson defeated teammate Joe Garner in the third place bout, pinning Garner in six minutes two seconds.

Sophomore Steven Monk finished second at 157 pounds, falling to No. 9 Jake Deitchler of Minnesota (unattached) in overtime, 7-5. Mac Stoll also took second at 184 pounds, losing in the final to No. 8 Kevin Steinhaus of Minnesota (unattached) by a 10-2 major decision.

The Bison will next travel to the Nebraska-Kearney Open on Saturday, Nov. 19. NDSU opens dual action against Minnesota in Minneapolis Sunday, Nov. 27.

Bison Open Results

Individual Results
125 – Trent Sprenkle, 3-1, 2nd
125 – Phil Levine, 1-2
133 – Justin Solberg, 3-2, 5th
141 – Tyler Diamond, 4-2, 4th
141 – Tanner Carlisle (unattached), 4-2
141 – Kameron Hamley (unattached), 0-2
149 – Mark Erickson, 5-1, 3rd
149 – Joe Garner, 3-2, 4th
149 – Hayden Zillmer (unattached), 3-2
149 – Jasper Oyster (unattached), 1-2
149 – Brent Rees (unattached), 1-2
149 – Tim Celander (unattached), 0-2
157 – Steven Monk, 3-1, 2nd
157 – Anthony Caputo (unattached), 4-2, 4th
174 – Kurtis Julson, 4-0, 1st
174 – Travis Kammerer (unattached), 0-2
184 – Mac Stoll, 3-1, 2nd
184 – Kallen Kleinschmidt (unattached), 4-1, 3rd
184 – Kody Sorenson (unattached), 3-3, 6th
184 – Michael Wilde, 0-2
Hwt – Evan Knutson (unattached), 4-1, 3rd
Hwt – Alex Andel (unattached), 2-2

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