McFall Finishes First as Five Mavericks Place at Ridgewater Open

WILLMAR, Minn — Andrew McFall (Fr., 125 lbs.)(Unattached) won all three of his matches on Saturday to win the 125-pound division. Two Mavericks placed second in their divisions while two others placed in the top six.

McFall started his day with a victory via fall over Jesse Barajas (University of Jamestown) in 2:50. His success continued in his second match where he defeated Lucas Hagel (Ridgewater College) in a close 9-7 decision in overtime. McFall finished his day with a medical forfeit victory over Stuart Brandt (University of Jamestown) to take the 125-pound title.

MSU-Mankato MavericksDakota Welsh (R-Fr., 133 lbs.) and Chris Zimmer (Jr., 285 lbs.)(Unattached) both placed second in their brackets. Welsh picked up a fall over Phillip Johnson (University of Jamestown) in 1:33 and a 19-2 tech fall over Logan Crosby (Ridgewater College) for his two victories on the day. He was defeated by Brandon Briggs (St. Cloud State) by an 11-2 major decision for his only loss of the day.

Zimmer went 2-1 on the day in the heavyweight division. He picked up his first victory by a 3-1 decision over Vin Feola (North Dakota State). Zimmer then defeated John Wittman (Ridgewater College) by a 3-1 decision. In his final match, he was defeated by Daniel Stibral (North Dakota State) in a 2-0 decision to finish second on the day.

Payton DuPlayee (Jr., 184 lbs.) finished fourth and Max Bullock (Jr., 174 lbs.)(Unattached) finished sixth to cap off the Mavericks’ placing on Saturday. Both DuPlayee and Bullock would finish the day 2-2.

The Mavericks pick up action again on Thursday for their home opener against MSU Moorhead in Taylor Center. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Ridgewater Open Results

Full List of Mavericks Who Competed at Ridgewater Open:
Andrew McFall (Fr., 125 lbs. 3-0)(Unattached)
Dakota Welsh (R-Fr., 133 lbs. 2-1)
Colby McIntire (Fr., 141 lbs. 1-2)(Unattached)
Max Bullock (Jr., 174 lbs. 2-2)(Unattached)
Gage Thom (Fr., 174 lbs. 0-2)(Unattached)
Payton DuPlayee (Jr., 184 lbs. 2-2)
Chris Zimmer (Jr., 285 lbs. 2-1)(Unattached)

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