Rodriguez Wins 125-Pound Title, Four Bison Place at Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Unattached North Dakota State wrestler Josh Rodriguez claimed the 125-pound championship at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open hosted by South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 3, going 5-0 on his way to the title.

NDSU BisonThree unattached true freshmen also placed for the Bison. Mitch Bengtson placed fifth at 141 pounds, Tommy Petersen took fifth at 197 pounds, and Tyler Weyer claimed seventh at 149 pounds.

Rodriguez plans to redshirt the 2013-14 season after competing at 133 pounds as a true freshman last year. He defeated No. 10-ranked Tim Lambert of Nebraska by a 3-1 decision for the championship on Sunday night.

Weyer went 7-2 on the day to lead the Bison in victories. Petersen posted a 5-2 mark, and Bengtson went 4-2.

SDSU Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open results

Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open Results for NDSU

Josh Rodriguez – 125 – First Place
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) won by fall over Nate Lentsch (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 1:17)
Champ. Round 3 – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) won by fall over Devin Wolf (NDSU) (Fall 1:25)
Quarterfinal – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) won by major decision over Morgan Engbrecht (Augustana) (Maj 12-4)
Semifinal – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) won by decision over Shawn Nagel (Nebraska) (Dec 4-1)
1st Place Match – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) won by decision over No. 10 Tim Lambert (Nebraska) (Dec 3-1)

Devin Wolf – 125
Champ. Round 1 – Devin Wolf (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Devin Wolf (NDSU) won by decision over Robiel Tesfaldet (SDSU) (Dec 2-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) won by fall over Devin Wolf (NDSU) (Fall 1:25)
Cons. Round 4 – Devin Wolf (NDSU) won by decision over Andre Aguinaga (Jamestown) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Cody Hummer (Missouri) won by decision over Devin Wolf (NDSU) (Dec 4-1)

Kyle Gliva – 133
Champ. Round 1 – Cole Baumgartner (Missouri) won by decision over Kyle Gliva (NDSU) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Brance Simms (SDSU) won by decision over Kyle Gliva (NDSU) (Dec 9-7)

Connor Schlotfeldt – 133
Champ. Round 1 – Nathaniel Thomas (Minnesota) won by major decision over Connor Schlotfeldt (NDSU) (Maj 17-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Justin Stevens (SMSU) won by decision over Connor Schlotfeldt (NDSU) (Dec 6-3)

Anthony Rodriguez – 133
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle White (SDSU) won by decision over Anthony Rodriguez (NDSU) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Anthony Rodriguez (NDSU) won by tech fall over Ryan Ellenberg (Iowa Central CC) (TF 18-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Anthony Rodriguez (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Brance Simms (SDSU) won by decision over Anthony Rodriguez (NDSU) (Dec 9-7)

Tom Walton – 133
Champ. Round 1 – Clayton Buchanan (Northern State) won by decision over Tom Walton (NDSU) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Tom Walton (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Tom Walton (NDSU) won by decision over Cody Voegeli (Northern State) (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Nathaniel Thomas (Minnesota) won by decision over Tom Walton (NDSU) (Dec 10-4)

Clay Cathey – 133
Champ. Round 1 – Clay Cathey (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Austin Roper (Missouri) won by decision over Clay Cathey (NDSU) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Brance Simms (SDSU) won by decision over Clay Cathey (NDSU) (Dec 9-3)

Mitch Friedman – 141
Champ. Round 1 – Mitch Friedman (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Mitch Friedman (NDSU) won by fall over Austin Oyen (SDSU) (Fall 4:38)
Champ. Round 3 – Mitch Friedman (NDSU) won by decision over Colin Dolata (Northern Ill.) (Dec 10-3)
Quarterfinal – Trevor Jauch (Missouri) won by major decision over Mitch Friedman (NDSU) (Maj 8-0)
Cons. Round 6 – Alex Bridgeford (Unattached) won by fall over Mitch Friedman (NDSU) (Fall 0:40)

Mitch Bengtson – 141 – Fifth Place
Champ. Round 1 – Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 3 – Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) won by decision over Jacob Anderson (Augustana) (Dec 7-0)
Quarterfinal – Kevin Fanta (Northern Ill.) won by decision over Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 6 – Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) won by tech fall over Ian Muirhead (Northern State) (TF 19-3)
Cons. Round 7 – Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) won by decision over Lavion Mayes (Missouri) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Semi – Tony DeAngelo (Missouri) won by decision over Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) (Dec 2-0)
5th Place Match – Mitch Bengtson (NDSU) won by injury default over Alex Bridgeford (Unattached) (Inj. 0:00)

Tyler Weyer – 149 – Seventh Place
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Short (Minnesota) won by decision over Tyler Weyer (NDSU) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by fall over Seth Stender (Unattached) (Fall 3:56)
Cons. Round 2 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by fall over Gage Anderson (Nebraska) (Fall 2:33)
Cons. Round 3 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by decision over Alex Blaney (NDSU) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by decision over Kyle Leet (SDSU) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 5 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by decision over Connor MacGregor (MSU-Moorhead) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Round 6 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by decision over Gabe Morse (Northern Ill.) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 7 – Alex Kocer (SDSU) won by fall over Tyler Weyer (NDSU) (Fall 3:33)
7th Place Match – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by forfeit over Dalton Moran (SDSU) (FF)

Alex Blaney – 149
Champ. Round 1 – Alex Blaney (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Lucas Zilverberg (SDSU) won by fall over Alex Blaney (NDSU) (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 2 – Alex Blaney (NDSU) won by forfeit over Brandon Brunner (SDSU) (FF)
Cons. Round 3 – Tyler Weyer (NDSU) won by decision over Alex Blaney (NDSU) (Dec 6-1)

Nate Rykerd – 149
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Rice (Missouri) won by major decision over Nathaniel Rykerd (NDSU) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Nathaniel Rykerd (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Bruce Lemon (Augustana) won by fall over Nathaniel Rykerd (NDSU) (Fall 3:24)

Joe Umlauf – 149
Champ. Round 1 – Joe Umlauf (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Joe Umlauf (NDSU) won by decision over Herman Travis (Missouri) (Dec 7-2)
Champ. Round 3 – Joe Umlauf (NDSU) won by decision over Kyle Leet (SDSU) (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinal – Drake Houdashelt (Missouri) won by tech fall over Joe Umlauf (NDSU) (TF 19-3)
Cons. Round 6 – Dalton Moran (SDSU) won by decision over Joe Umlauf (NDSU) (Dec 4-3)

Cole Sladek – 149
Champ. Round 1 – Cole Sladek (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska) won by major decision over Cole Sladek (NDSU) (Maj 11-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Cole Sladek (NDSU) won by major decision over Tanner Wilkens (Midland) (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Grant Steen (Northern State) won by fall over Cole Sladek (NDSU) (Fall 4:36)

Clay Ream – 157
Champ. Round 1 – Clay Ream (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Kyle Bradley (Missouri) won by major decision over Clay Ream (NDSU) (Maj 14-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Clay Ream (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Matt Lemanowicz (Missouri) won by decision over Clay Ream (NDSU) (Dec 9-3)

Andrew Napieraj – 157
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Slocum (SMSU) won by decision over Andrew Napieraj (NDSU) (Dec 12-7)
Cons. Round 1 – Matt Lemanowicz (Missouri) won by decision over Andrew Napieraj (NDSU) (Dec 6-2)

Grant Nehring – 157
Champ. Round 1 – Joseph Winkler (Midland) won by decision over Grant Nehring (NDSU) (Dec 9-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Grant Nehring (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Matt Smith (Northern Ill.) won by major decision over Grant Nehring (NDSU) (Maj 11-3)

Joe Carpenter – 157
Champ. Round 1 – Zach Schuman (Augustana) won by decision over Joe Carpenter (NDSU) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Joe Carpenter (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Mitch Rechtzigel (Augustana) won by decision over Joe Carpenter (NDSU) (Dec 9-3)

Adrien Henderson – 165
Champ. Round 1 – Adrien Henderson (NDSU) won by decision over Colton Vekved (Unattached) (Dec 9-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Tim Miklus (Unattached) won by decision over Adrien Henderson (NDSU) (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Christopher Pfarr (Minnesota) won by decision over Adrien Henderson (NDSU) (Dec 6-3)

Trevour Chavez – 165
Champ. Round 1 – Trevour Chavez (NDSU) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Jordan Gagliano (Missouri) won by major decision over Trevour Chavez (NDSU) (Maj 12-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Corbin Farrell (Iowa Central CC) won by decision over Trevour Chavez (NDSU) (Dec 5-2)

Tommy Petersen – 197 – Fifth Place
Champ. Round 1 – Willie Miklus (Missouri) won by fall over Tommy Petersen (NDSU) (Fall 4:09)
Cons. Round 1 – Tommy Petersen (NDSU) received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Tommy Petersen (NDSU) won by decision over Gunner Clark (Iowa Central CC) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Tommy Petersen (NDSU) won by decision over Joe Gomez (Northern State) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Tommy Petersen (NDSU) won by decision over Justin Heberlie (Missouri) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Tommy Petersen (NDSU) won by decision over Eugene Martin (Unattached) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Semi – Willie Miklus (Missouri) won by major decision over Tommy Petersen (NDSU) (Maj 10-2)
5th Place Match – Tommy Petersen (NDSU) won by decision over Parker Settecase (Northern Ill.) (Dec 7-4)

John Gusewelle – 285
Champ. Round 1 – John Gusewelle (NDSU) won by tech fall over Micah Kekela (Midland) (TF 15-0)
Champ. Round 2 – John Gusewelle (NDSU) won by decision over Anthony Reurink (Northern State) (Dec 7-1)
Quarterfinal – Collin Jensen (Nebraska) won by major decision over John Gusewelle (NDSU) (Maj 17-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Lonnie Brown (Midland) won by decision over John Gusewelle (NDSU) (Dec 7-3)