Gophers Win Three Titles at Dak

Three Gophers captured titles in Brookings, S.D. on Sunday at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open and each looked convincing on their way to the top of the podium. Those three led a pack of 38 Gophers competing on the campus of South Dakota State University, 19 of whom finished top-six at their weight.

Two Minnesota wrestlers enter this season ranked top-10 and both backed up those rankings on Sunday. No. 8 Brett Pfarr, who bumped up to 197 this year, marched to the championship with a first-period fall, a major decision and a tech fall. No. 6 Michael Kroells produced similarly dominant results at 285, earning a tech fall, a decision and a major decision before his closest match of the day, a 4-0 decision over Gopher teammate Rylee Streifel in the title match.

Minnesota GophersJoining those two as a first-place finisher was Tommy Thorn at 141. Thorn picked up where he left off last season, a redshirt year during which he won three open tournaments. He scored a tech fall and a pin during his first three matches on Sunday before earning a pair of 5-2 victories to seal the title.

Beyond its three champions, Minnesota had two other competitors reach the finals at their weights. Streifel’s second-place finish at 285 was the best performance among Minnesota’s true freshmen in the tournament. At 157, Brandon Kingsley also advanced to the championship match and finished as his weight’s runner-up.

Additional top-three performances by Gophers on Sunday included: Sam Brancale at 133, a third-place finish in which all four of his victories came by fall; Fredy Stroker, who finished third at 149 with a Minnesota-best seven wins on the day; Larry Early III, who placed third at 157; Nick Wanzek’s third-place finish at 174, and; Chris Pfarr, who finished third at 184.

Full match-by-match results from the tournament appear below.

The Gophers officially kick off the 2015-16 season next weekend, when Minnesota hosts Virginia, South Dakota State and Grand Canyon for the Gopher Duals on Saturday (Nov. 7) at Williams Arena. Check back on GopherSports.com later this week for a preview of that event, and follow Gopher Wrestling on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news around the program.

SDSU Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open Results

Tournament results for Gopher wrestlers:

125
Skyler Petry (4-2, 4th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Skyler Petry fall (0:48) Nick Santos (Iowa Central)
Quarters: Josh Rodriguez (NDSU) dec. Skyler Petry, 5-1
Round of 12: Skyler Petry tech fall Curtis Cannon (Unat. Iowa Central), 16-1
Cons Quarters: Skyler Petry dec. Anthony Cefolo (Unat. SDSU), 8-1
Cons Semis: Skyler Petry dec. (SV-1) Ethan Lizak, 5-3
3rd Place: Josh Rodriguez maj. dec. Skyler Petry, 10-2

Ethan Lizak (3-2, 5th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Ethan Lizak tech fall Curtis Cannon (Unat. Iowa Central), 16-1
Quarters: Ethan Lizak fall (4:40) Alex DelaCruz (Iowa Central)
Semis: Tim Labmbert (Nebraska) dec. Ethan Lizak, 4-3
Cons Semis: Skyler Petry dec. (SV-1) Ethan Lizak, 5-3
5th Place: Ethan Lizak fall (2:04) Cameron Sykora (Unat. SDSU)

133
Sam Brancale (5-1, 3rd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Sam Brancale fall Austin Hutzenbiler (Unat. Univ. of Mary)
Champ Rnd 2: Sam Brancale fall (4:41) Henry Pohlmeyer (Unat. SDSU)
Quarters: Sam Brancale fall (4:01) Zak Hensley (Iowa Central)
Semis: Eric Montoya (Nebraska) dec. Sam Brancale, 8-6
Cons Semis: Sam Brancale fall (0:50) Ben Gillette (Unat. SDSU)
3rd Place: Sam Brancale dec. Steve Polakowski, 1-0

Steve Polakowski (4-2, 4th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Steve Polakowski fall Kenny McAleavey (Northern State)
Champ Rnd 2: Steve Polakowski dec. Eric Coufal (Nebraska), 10-3
Quarters: Steve Polakowski dec. David Potratz (Augustana), 5-2
Semis: Colton McCrystal (Nebraska) dec. Steve Polakowski, 7-5
Cons Semis: Steve Polakowski dec. Nicholas O’Brien (NDSU), 7-3
3rd Place: Sam Brancale dec. Steve Polakowski, 1-0

Ben Morgan (3-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Eric Montoya (Nebraksa) maj. dec. Ben Morgan, 12-1
Cons Rnd 1: Bye
Cons Rnd 2: Ben Morgan fall (0:42) Eric Coufal (Nebraska)
Cons Rnd 3: Ben Morgan tech fall Adrain Lozano (Augustana), 16-1
Round of 12: Ben Morgan maj. dec. Zak Hensley (Iowa Central), 17-3
Cons Quarters: Nicholas O’Brien (NDSU) dec. Ben Morgan, 11-8

Jordan Kingsley (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Jordan Kingsley tech fall Morgan Engbrecht (Unat. Augustana), 15-0
Champ Rnd 2: Colton McCrystal (Nebraska) dec. Jordan Kingsley, 4-1
Cons Rnd 2: David Flynn (Unat. NDSU) dec. Jordan Kingsley, 4-2

Gresh Jones (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Gresh Jones maj. dec. Brian Peska (Nebraska), 12-1
Champ Rnd 2: Zak Hensley (Iowa Central) dec. Gresh Jones, 3-2
Cons Rnd 2: Ben Gillette (Unat. SDSU) dec. Gresh Jones, 9-3

141
Tommy Thorn (5-0, 1st Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Tommy Thorn tech fall Tyler Miler (Iowa Central), 16-1
Champ Rnd 2: Tommy Thorn dec. Rudy Guillen (Unat. Univ of Mary), 4-0
Quarters: Tommy Thorn fall (1:12) Deven Donais (Augustana)
Semis: Tommy Thorn dec. Colin Purinton (Unat. Nebraska), 5-2
Finals: Tommy Thorn dec. Seth Gross (Unat. SDSU), 5-2

Ben Brancale (3-2, 4th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Ben Brancale maj. dec. Matt Bettencourt (Unat. Northern State), 14-2
Quarters: Ben Brancale dec. Tyrell Galloway (Nebraska), 3-0
Semis: Seth Gross (Unat. SDSU) dec. Ben Brancale, 7-1
Cons Semis: Ben Brancale fall (7:19) Mitchell Friedman (NDSU)
3rd Place: Colin Purinton (Unat. Nebraska) dec. Ben Brancale, 12-5

Gannon Volk (5-2, 5th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Colin Purinton (Unat. Nebraska) maj. dec. Gannon Volk, 16-5
Cons Rnd 2: Gannon Volk tech fall Blake Jans (Augustana), 16-1
Cons Rnd 3: Gannon Volk fall (0:39) Samual Gilseth (Unat. NDSU)
Round of 12: Gannon Volk fall (4:07) Merrick Purcell (Iowa Central)
Cons Quarters: Gannon Volk maj. dec. Tyrell Galloway (Nebraska), 9-1
Cons Semis: Colin Purinton (Unat. Nebraska) dec. Gannon Volk, 7-3
5th Place: Gannon Volk fall (2:09) Mitchell Friedman (NDSU)

149
Fredy Stroker (7-1, 3rd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Fredy Stroker fall (0:36) Carlos Champaign (Iowa Central)
Champ Rnd 2: Justin Arthur (Unat. Nebraska) dec. Fredy Stroker, 6-4
Cons Rnd 2: Fredy Stroker fall (1:30) Cory Collins (Unat. Iowa Central)
Cons Rnd 3: Fredy Stroker maj. dec. Devin Tortorice (Unat.), 10-2
Round of 12: Fredy Stroker maj. dec. Carson Brolsma, 10-2
Cons Quarters: Fredy Stroker fall (1:08) Miles Patton
Cons Semis: Fredy Stroker med. for. Jake Short
3rd Place: Fredy Stroker dec. Mitchell Bengtson (NDSU), 8-1

Jake Short (3-1, 6th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Jake Short fall (4:25) Sean Murphy (Nebraska)
Champ Rnd 2: Jake Short tech fall Brandon Chesnut (Augustana), 15-0
QUarters: Jake Short dec. Tyler Stenberg (Northern State), 8-4
Semis: Clayton Ream (NDSU) inj. (1:29) Jake Short
Cons Semis: Fredy Stroker med. for. Jake Short
5th Place: Tyler Stenberg (Northern State) med. for. Jake Short

Miles Patton (3-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Miles Patton tech fall Cory Collins (Unat. Iowa Central), 19-3
Champ Rnd 2: Miles Patton tech fall Kyle Roberts (Northern State), 17-0
Quarters: Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska) maj. dec. Miles Patton, 14-5
Round of 12: Miles Patton dec. Colin Ayers (Augustana), 11-10
Cons Quarters: Fredy Stroker fall (1:08) Miles Patton

Carson Brolsma (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Carson Brolsma med. for. Alex Kocer (SDSU)
Quarters: Mitchell Bengtson dec. Carson Brolsma, 4-0
Round of 12: Fredy Stroker maj. dec. Carson Brolsma, 10-2

James Berg (1-1)
Champ Rnd 1: James Berg dec. Kyle Gliva (NDSU), 9-1
Champ Rnd 2: Tyler Stenberg (Northern State) maj. dec. James Berg, 19-6
Cons Rnd 2: Colin Ayers (Augustana) med. for. James Berg

157
Brandon Kingsley (2-1, 2nd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Quarters: Brandon Kingsley dec. Andrew Fogarty (Unat. NDSU), 7-4
Semis: Brandon Kinglsey dec. Larry Early III, 7-2
Finals: Tyler Berger (Nebraska) dec. (SV-1) Brandon Kingsley, 6-4

Larry Early III (4-1, 3rd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Larry Early III tech fall Matt Njos (Unat. NDSU), 16-1
Quarters: Larry Early III dec. Brad Dolezal, 6-4
Semis: Brandon Kinglsey dec. Larry Early III, 7-2
Cons Semis: Larry Early III dec. Jack Bass, 5-3
3rd Place: Larry Early III dec. Andrew Fogarty (Unat. NDSU), 4-3

Jack Bass (4-2, 5th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Jack Bass dec. Grant Steen (Northern State), 7-2
Quarters: Tyler Berger (Nebraska) dec. Jack Bass, 4-2
Round of 12 Jack Bass dec. Jay Sornson (Unat. Nebraska), 7-3
Cons Quarters: Jack Bass dec. Mergen, 9-4
Cons Semis: Larry Early III dec. Jack Bass, 5-3
5th Place Jack Bass fall (4:52) Daniel Cartagena

Daniel Cartagena (1-3, 6th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Quarters: Daniel Cartagena dec. Nick Mergen (Unat. NDSU), 3-2
Semis: Tyler Berger (Nebraska) tech fall Daniel Cartagena, 20-2
Cons Semis: Andrew Fogarty (Unat. NDSU) tech fall Daniel Cartagena, 18-2
5th Place Jack Bass fall (4:52) Daniel Cartagena

Brad Dolezal (2-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Brad Dolezal dec. Lucas Eastman (Unat. SDSU), 12-5
Quarters: Larry Early III dec. Brad Dolezal, 6-4
Round of 12: Brad Dolezal dec. Emmett Fink (Unat. Moorhead), 9-3
Cons Quarters: Andrew Fogarty (Unat. NDSU) maj. dec. Brad Dolezal, 13-1

165
Brandon Krone (3-2, 5th Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Brandon Krone tech fall Kasey Klapprodt (Unat. SDSU), 16-0
Quarters: Brandon Krone fall (5:00) Colin Carr
Semis: Dustin Williams (Nebraska) dec. Brandon Krone, 3-2
Cons Semis: Luke Zilverberg (Unat. SDSU) dec. Brandon Krone, 5-1
5th Place: Brandon Krone inj. (1:01) Brett Bye (Unat. SDSU)

Dylan Urbach (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Dylan Urbach dec. Alex Blaney (NDSU), 8-1
Quarters: Brett Bye (Unat. SDSU) dec. Dylan Urbach, 2-1
Round of 12: Luke Zilverberg (Unat. SDSU) dec. Dylan Urbach, 8-5

Colin Carr (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Colin Carr dec. (SV-1) Logan Peterson (Unat. SDSU), 7-5
Quarters: Brandon Krone fall (5:00) Colin Carr
Round of 12: Regan Bye (Unat. Nebraska) fall (1:47) Colin Carr

174
Nick Wanzek (4-1, 3rd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Nick Wanzek dec. Jaquon Sowell (Unat. Nebraska), 7-0
Quarters: Nick Wanzek dec. Carter Nielsen (Unat. NDSU), 4-1
Semis: Micah Barnes (Nebraska) dec. (SV-1) Nick Wanzek, 3-1
Cons Semis: Nick Wanzek dec. Jaquon Sowell (Unat. Nebraska), 3-0
3rd Place: Nick Wanzek maj. dec. Carter Nielsen (Unat. NDSU), 12-0

Darius Wright (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: David Kocer (SDSU) dec. Darius Wright, 3-1
Cons Rnd 1: Darius Wright dec. Tijani Karaborni, 7-3
Cons Rnd 2: Carter Nielsen (Unat. NDSU) dec. Darius Wright, 8-4

Tim Christianson (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Micah Barnes (Nebraska) maj. dec. Tim Christianson, 17-6
Cons Rnd 1: Tim Christianson fall (1:39) Ayden Garcia (Northern State)
Round of 12: Tyler Harrington (Unat. NDSU) dec. (SV-1) Tim Christianson, 7-6

John Frisco (0-1)
Champ Rnd 1: Tim Weber (Augustana) maj. dec. John Frisco, 10-0
Cons Rnd 1: Eric Engler (Nebraska) med. for. John Frisco

Tijani Karaborni (0-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Blake Thompson (NDSU) maj. dec. Tijani Karaborni, 10-0
Cons Rnd 1: Darius Wright dec. Tijani Karaborni, 7-3

184
Chris Pfarr (5-1, 3rd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Chris Pfarr tech fall Alexander Bleeker (NDSU), 18-3
Quarters: Martin Mueller (Unat. SDSU) dec. Chris Pfarr, 13-10
Round of 12: Chris Pfarr fall (2:00) Josh Casperson (Unat. SDSU)
Cons Quarters: Chris Pfarr dec. Will Balow, 6-4
Cons Semis: Chris Pfarr med. for. Aero Amo (Augustana)
3rd Place: Chris Pfarr inj (5:10) Martin Mueller (Unat. SDSU)

Will Balow (4-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Will Balow fall (4:06) Nick Lawrence (Unat.)
Champ Rnd 2: Tyler Hoffman (Iowa Central) tech fall Will Balow, 19-1
Cons Rnd 2: Will Balow dec. Dalton Lunde, 4-2
Cons. Rnd 3: Will Balow fall (6:00) Murphy
Round of 12: Will Balow med. for. Jordon Rothers
Cons Quarters: Chris Pfarr dec. Will Balow, 6-4

Jordon Rothers (1-1)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Jordon Rothers tech fall Jake Anderson (Nebraska), 15-0
Quarters: Brady Ayers (Unat. SDSU) dec. Jordon Rothers, 1-0
Round of 12: Will Balow med. for. Jordon Rothers

Faris Karaborni (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Aero Amo (Augustana) fall (2:39) Faris Karaborni
Cons Rnd 1: Bye
Cons Rnd 2: Faris Karaborni inj. (3:15) Young (Unat.)
Cons Rnd 3: Anderson (Nebraska) dec. Faris Karaborni, 4-2

Dalton Lunde (0-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Martin Mueller (Unat. SDSU) dec. Dalton Lunde, 5-2
Cons Rnd 1: Bye
Cons Rnd 2: Will Balow dec. Dalton Lunde, 4-2

197
Brett Pfarr (3-0, 1st Place)
Quarters: Brett Pfarr fall (1:49) Caleb Ward (Unat. SDSU)
Semis: Brett Pfarr maj. dec. Logan Paxton (NDSU), 15-3
Finals: Brett Pfarr tech fall Nate Rotert (Unat. SDSU), 15-0

285
Michael Kroells (4-0, 1st Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Michael Kroells tech fall Patrick Grayson (Unat. Nebraska), 18-2
Quarters: Michael Kroells dec. Joe Scanlan (Unat. Iowa State), 6-1
Semis: Michael Kroells maj. dec. Benjamin Tyanan (NDSU), 12-0
Finals: Michael Kroells dec. Rylee Streifel, 4-0

Rylee Streifel (3-1, 2nd Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Rylee Streifel fall (1:50) Quelton Toliver (Iowa Central)
Quarters: Rylee Streifel fall (1:51) Michael Lowman (Augustana)
Semis: Rylee Streifel dec. Collin Jensen (Nebraska), 3-2
Finals: Michael Kroells dec. Rylee Streifel, 4-0

Nate Rose (2-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Nate Rose fall (1:32) Adam Freimund (NDSU)
Quarters: Collin Jensen (Nebraska) dec. Nate Rose, 5-0
Round of 12: Nate Rose dec. Luke Destiche, 6-2
Cons Quarters: Patrick Grayson (Unat. Nebraska) dec. Nate Rose, 4-3

Luke Destiche (1-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Alex Macki (Unat. SDSU) maj. dec. Luke Destiche, 10-2
Cons Rnd 2: Bye
Cons Rnd 3: Luke Destiche dec. Jimsher Sidhu (Unat. SDSU), 7-5
Round of 12: Nate Rose dec. Luke Destiche, 6-2

View More College News

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.