McFall and Funk Win, Eight Other Mavericks Place at RCTC Yellowjacket Open

Rochester, Minn. — Minnesota State’s Andrew McFall (Fr., 125 lbs.) (Unattached) and Tyler Funk (R-Fr., 133 lbs.) (Unattached) won their weight classes at the Yellowjacket Open Sunday in Rochester, Minn., while the eight remaining Mavericks placed.

McFall started the day off with a fall in his first career match over Terrance Works (Minnesota West Community and Technical College) at 2:06 in the first period. The Oswego, Ill., native continued his successful day with a 12-4 major decision victory over Duncan Stoebner (Augustana) in his second match. In the first place match, McFall won by a decision of 5-2 over Jared Goldsmith (MSU-Moorhead) to take the 125 lbs. division.

MSU-Mankato MavericksFunk’s day started off with two tech fall wins over Trey Wigand (Itasca CC) and Luis Balderrama (St. John’s) by the scores of 18-3 and 19-0, respectively. His third match of the open was against Jonathon Lewis (MSU-Moorhead), which Funk won by a decision of 9-2. The 133 weight class championship match came down to two Mavericks as Funk wrestled against Paul Selman (Fr., 133 lbs.) (Unattached). Funk bested Selman with a 6-3 decision victory, marking the only weight class that MSU finished in first and second place.

Colby McIntire (Fr., 141 lbs.) (Unattached) was the other MSU wrestler to finish in the top two. The Rock Rapids, Iowa native had two falls in under four minutes before losing in the championship. Lamont Cannon (Minnesota West Community and Technical College) beat McIntire by a 6-1 decision.

The rest of the Mavericks to place are: Dakota Welsh (R-Fr., 133 lbs.) (Unattached) sixth, Daniel Close (Fr., 149 lbs.) (Unattached) third, Vito DeGidio (R-Fr., 149 lbs.) (Unattached) fourth, Brent Evans (Fr., 157 lbs.) (Unattached) third, Gage Thom (Fr., 184 lbs.) (Unattached) third, and Logan Linderbaum (Fr., 285 lbs.) (Unattached) fifth.

MSU returns to action as it travels to Decorah, Iowa, to compete in the Luther Open on Monday, Nov. 14.

Yellowjacket Open Results

List of Minnesota State competitors at RCTC Yellowjacket Open

  • Dakota Welsh (R-Fr., 133 lbs. 1-3) (Unattached)
  • Daniel Close (Fr., 149 lbs. 4-1) (Unattached)
  • Vito DeGidio (R-Fr., 149 lbs. 3-2) (Unattached)
  • Brent Evans (Fr., 157 lbs. 4-1) (Unattached)
  • Gage Thom (Fr., 184 lbs. 3-1) (Unattached)
  • Logan Linderbaum (Fr., 285 lbs. 2-2) (Unattached)
  • Andrew McFall (Fr., 125 lbs. 3-0) (Unattached)
  • Tyler Funk (R-Fr., 133 lbs. 4-0) (Unattached)
  • Paul Selman (Fr., 133 lbs. 3-1) (Unattached)
  • Colby McIntire (Fr., 141 lbs. 2-1) (Unattached)

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