Jackrabbits’ Gross, Rotert win at Daktronics Open

Seth Gross and Nate Rotert won titles and two other Jackrabbit wrestlers reached the finals of their respective weight classes during competition Sunday at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open at Frost Arena.

Gross, the sixth-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds, recorded a 6-2 decision over Mitch McKee of Minnesota in the championship match. The Apple Valley, Minnesota, native cruised into the title bout with a pin of Zak Hensley of Iowa Central and consecutive technical falls over two other Minnesota wrestlers, Steven Polakowski and Sam Brancale.

Rotert won an overtime battle against Aaron Studebaker of Nebraska in a battle of top-10 wrestlers at 197 pounds. Rotert, ranked ninth, notched a takedown of fifth-ranked Studebaker with two seconds remaining in the first overtime period for a 3-1 sudden victory. A Spearfish native, Rotert posted a 16-1 technical fall over Ben Goodwin of Augustana and a 7-5 decision of Northern State’s Joe Gomez to advance to the final.

sdsulogoThe other Jackrabbits to reach the finals, David Kocer and Martin Mueller, lost to nationally ranked wrestlers. Kocer fell in a 17-6 major decision to Arizona State’s Zahid Valencia at 174 pounds, while Mueller was defeated by fourth-ranked T.J. Dudley of Nebraska by technical fall early in the second period in their 184-pound title tilt.

Kocer won his first two matches by technical fall before downing Micah Barnes of Nebraska, 3-1, to reach the finals. Mueller scored a pair of decisions over Anthony Anderson of Arizona State (7-2) and Taylor Venz of Nebraska (4-2) to advance to the championship.

Three Jackrabbit wrestlers posted third-place finishes, including 149-pounder Alex Kocer. A senior from Wagner, he won two matches by technical fall and one by major decision before pinning Fredy Stroker of Minnesota in the third-place bout. Alex Kocer’s lone loss on the day came at the hands of Joshua Maruca of Arizona State, 12-10, in the semifinals.

Junior Luke Zilverberg at 165 pounds and 184-pounder Brady Ayers also turned in third-place finishes. Zilverberg capped a 4-1 day on the mat with an 8-2 decision over Brandon Krone of Minnesota in the third-place match.

Ayers defeated Chris Pfarr of Minnesota, 4-2, in the third-place match to also finish with a 4-1 mark.

In all, 11 different Jackrabbit wrestlers placed in the top six of their weight classes. Henry Pohlmeyer at 141 pounds and 157-pounder Colin Holler were each fourth-place finishers, while Logan Peterson (157 pounds) and Ben Gillette (125 pounds) each took sixth.

SDSU resumes tournament action Saturday (Nov. 12) at the Bison Open in Fargo, North Dakota.

SDSU Daktronics Open Results

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Daktronics Open Results for South Dakota State
Open 125 – Justin Portillo’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Justin Portillo (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Justin Portillo (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Kevin Reyes (Iowa Central ) (TF 18-2)
Quarterfinal – Tim Lambert (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by fall over Justin Portillo (South Dakota State) (Fall 3:42)
Cons. Round 4 – Justin Portillo (South Dakota State) won by decision over Kahlen Morris (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 5 – Skyler Petry (Minnesota) won by fall over Justin Portillo (South Dakota State) (Fall 0:51)

Open 125 – Ben Gillette’s place is 6th and has scored 8.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Joseph Sibomana (Iowa Central ) (TF 19-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) won by decision over Mitch Maginnis (Nebraska – Lincoln) (Dec 5-1)
Quarterfinal – Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) won by decision over Skyler Petry (Minnesota) (Dec 7-3)
Semifinal – Tim Lambert (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by major decision over Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) (Maj 14-1)
Cons. Semi – Joshua Krammer (Arizona State) won by fall over Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) (Fall 5:53)
5th Place Match – Kris Williams (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by fall over Ben Gillette (South Dakota State) (Fall 1:04)

Open 125 – Josh Portillo’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mikel Perales (Arizona State) won by decision over Josh Portillo (South Dakota State) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Josh Portillo (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Josh Portillo (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Kevin Reyes (Iowa Central ) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Josh Portillo (South Dakota State) won by decision over Richard Casillas (Northern State) (Dec 10-8)
Cons. Round 4 – Joshua Krammer (Arizona State) won by decision over Josh Portillo (South Dakota State) (Dec 4-2)

Open 125 – Kahlen Morris’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kahlen Morris (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Joshua Krammer (Arizona State) won by decision over Kahlen Morris (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Kahlen Morris (South Dakota State) won by decision over Joseph Sibomana (Iowa Central ) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Kahlen Morris (South Dakota State) won by decision over Matthew Leier (Northern State) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Justin Portillo (South Dakota State) won by decision over Kahlen Morris (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-4)

Open 133 – Seth Gross’s place is 1st and has scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Seth Gross (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Seth Gross (South Dakota State) won by fall over Zak Hensley (Iowa Central ) (Fall 2:17)
Quarterfinal – Seth Gross (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Steven Polakowski (Minnesota) (TF 16-0)
Semifinal – Seth Gross (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Sam Brancale (Minnesota) (TF 16-1)
1st Place Match – Seth Gross (South Dakota State) won by decision over Mitch McKee (Minnesota) (Dec 6-2)

Open 133 – Tyler Pieper’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Pieper (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ali Naser (Arizona State) won by decision over Tyler Pieper (South Dakota State) (Dec 14-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Brian Peska (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by major decision over Tyler Pieper (South Dakota State) (Maj 13-4)

Open 141 – Michael Prieto’s place is unknown and has scored 4.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ben Brancale (Minnesota) won by decision over Michael Prieto (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Michael Prieto (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Michael Prieto (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Austin Jordan (Augustana) (Maj 13-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Michael Prieto (South Dakota State) won by fall over Reed Cronin (University of Mary) (Fall 5:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Kris Lindemann (Iowa Central ) won by decision over Michael Prieto (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-1)

Open 141 – Henry Pohlmeyer’s place is 4th and has scored 15.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) won by fall over Terrell Pampkin (Iowa Central ) (Fall 6:26)
Champ. Round 2 – Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) won by fall over Reed Cronin (University of Mary) (Fall 1:16)
Quarterfinal – Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Tyler Sage (Arizona State) (Maj 8-0)
Semifinal – Chad Red (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by decision over Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Semi – Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) won by decision over Ben Brancale (Minnesota) (Dec 6-5)
3rd Place Match – Colton McCrystal (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by decision over Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota State) (Dec 9-2)

Open 141 – John Fitzgerald’s place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – John Fitzgerald (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Deven Donais (Augustana) (TF 16-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Kris Lindemann (Iowa Central ) won by major decision over John Fitzgerald (South Dakota State) (Maj 11-3)
Cons. Round 2 – John Fitzgerald (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Leonard Bingham (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 3 – John Fitzgerald (South Dakota State) won by decision over Ricky Miranda (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 8-8)
Cons. Round 4 – John Fitzgerald (South Dakota State) won by decision over Tyler Sage (Arizona State) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Gannon Volk (Minnesota) won by tech fall over John Fitzgerald (South Dakota State) (TF 18-0)

Open 141 – Isaac Andrade’s place is unknown and has scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Isaac Andrade (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Gannon Volk (Minnesota) won by major decision over Isaac Andrade (South Dakota State) (Maj 15-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Isaac Andrade (South Dakota State) won by decision over Nick Santos (Iowa Central ) (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 3 – Isaac Andrade (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Deven Donais (Augustana) (TF 17-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Ben Brancale (Minnesota) won by decision over Isaac Andrade (South Dakota State) (Dec 8-5)

Open 149 – Alex Kocer’s place is 3rd and has scored 18.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) won by major decision over James Berg (Minnesota) (Maj 12-2)
Quarterfinal – Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Colin Ayers (Augustana) (TF 16-1)
Semifinal – Joshua Maruca (Arizona State) won by decision over Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) (Dec 12-10)
Cons. Semi – Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Tyler Stenberg (Northern State) (TF 19-2)
3rd Place Match – Alex Kocer (South Dakota State) won by fall over Fredy Stroker (Minnesota) (Fall 2:56)

Open 157 – Colin Holler’s place is 4th and has scored 14.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Colin Holler (South Dakota State) won by fall over Kaylon Sencio (Arizona State) (Fall 2:22)
Champ. Round 2 – Colin Holler (South Dakota State) won by fall over Tyler Nation (Augustana) (Fall 2:18)
Quarterfinal – Colin Holler (South Dakota State) won by decision over Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal – Tyler Berger (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by decision over Colin Holler (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Semi – Colin Holler (South Dakota State) won by decision over Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-2)
3rd Place Match – Joshua Shields (Arizona State) won by major decision over Colin Holler (South Dakota State) (Maj 13-5)

Open 157 – Colten Carlson’s place is unknown and has scored 6.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Colten Carlson (South Dakota State) won by fall over Dayton Racer (Iowa Central ) (Fall 4:36)
Champ. Round 2 – Larry Early (Minnesota) won by decision over Colten Carlson (South Dakota State) (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Colten Carlson (South Dakota State) won by decision over Brandon Meyer (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Colten Carlson (South Dakota State) won by fall over Stephon Gray (Iowa Central ) (Fall 6:07)
Cons. Round 4 – Colten Carlson (South Dakota State) won by decision over Jordan Henrickson (Unattached) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) won by decision over Colten Carlson (South Dakota State) (Dec 9-3)

Open 157 – Logan Peterson’s place is 6th and has scored 12.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) won by fall over Carlos Champaign (Iowa Central ) (Fall 3:35)
Champ. Round 2 – Tyler Berger (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by decision over Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) won by fall over Leland Slawson (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 4:19)
Cons. Round 3 – Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Bailey Neises (Augustana) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) won by decision over Larry Early (Minnesota) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Dayton Racer (Iowa Central ) (SV-1 5-3)
Cons. Semi – Colin Holler (South Dakota State) won by decision over Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-2)
5th Place Match – Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) won by decision over Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-1)

Open 157 – Brett Bye’s place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brett Bye (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Norman Velazquez (Iowa Central ) (Maj 10-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Griffin Parriott (Purdue) won by fall over Brett Bye (South Dakota State) (Fall 2:44)
Cons. Round 2 – Brett Bye (South Dakota State) won by fall over Kyle Fowler (Morningside (Iowa)) (Fall 0:29)
Cons. Round 3 – Brett Bye (South Dakota State) won by decision over Blake Perryman (Northern State) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Carson Brolsma (Minnesota) won by fall over Brett Bye (South Dakota State) (Fall 6:38)

Open 165 – Luke Zilverberg’s place is 3rd and has scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Skylar Weber (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (TF 18-3)
Quarterfinal – Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) won by decision over Regan Bye (Nebraska – Lincoln) (Dec 6-0)
Semifinal – Jacen Peterson (Arizona State) won by decision over Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Semi – Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) won by decision over Justin Arthur (Nebraska – Lincoln) (Dec 7-3)
3rd Place Match – Luke Zilverberg (South Dakota State) won by decision over Brandon Krone (Minnesota) (Dec 8-2)

Open 165 – Kasey Klapprodt’s place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Justin Arthur (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by major decision over Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) (Maj 11-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) won by decision over Jonah Egli (Iowa Central ) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) won by decision over Johnny Blankenship (Nebraska – Lincoln) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) won by medical forfeit over Brandon Kingsley (Minnesota) (MFF)
Cons. Round 5 – Sean Havlovic (Northern State) won by fall over Kasey Klapprodt (South Dakota State) (Fall 2:04)

Open 165 – Garrett Jordan’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Sean Havlovic (Northern State) won by decision over Garrett Jordan (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Garrett Jordan (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Dustin Williams (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by major decision over Garrett Jordan (South Dakota State) (Maj 21-8)

Open 174 – David Kocer’s place is 2nd and has scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – David Kocer (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Antrez Clagon (Iowa Central ) (TF 16-1)
Quarterfinal – David Kocer (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Eric Engler (Nebraska – Lincoln) (TF 16-0)
Semifinal – David Kocer (South Dakota State) won by decision over Micah Barnes (Nebraska – Lincoln) (Dec 3-1)
1st Place Match – Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) won by major decision over David Kocer (South Dakota State) (Maj 17-6)

Open 184 – Martin Mueller’s place is 2nd and has scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Martin Mueller (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Martin Mueller (South Dakota State) won by decision over Anthony Anderson (Arizona State) (Dec 7-2)
Semifinal – Martin Mueller (South Dakota State) won by decision over Taylor Venz (Nebraska – Lincoln) (Dec 4-2)
1st Place Match – Tj Dudley (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by tech fall over Martin Mueller (South Dakota State) (TF 16-0)

Open 184 – Brady Ayers’s place is 3rd and has scored 12.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brady Ayers (South Dakota State) won by major decision over David Murphy (Northern State) (Maj 11-1)
Quarterfinal – Brady Ayers (South Dakota State) won by decision over Conner Small (Arizona State) (Dec 5-2)
Semifinal – Tj Dudley (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by tech fall over Brady Ayers (South Dakota State) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Semi – Brady Ayers (South Dakota State) won by decision over Aero Amo (Augustana) (Dec 7-1)
3rd Place Match – Brady Ayers (South Dakota State) won by decision over Chris Pfarr (Minnesota) (Dec 4-2)

Open 197 – Nate Rotert’s place is 1st and has scored 16.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nate Rotert (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Nate Rotert (South Dakota State) won by tech fall over Ben Goodwin (Augustana) (TF 16-1)
Semifinal – Nate Rotert (South Dakota State) won by decision over Joe Gomez (Northern State) (Dec 7-5)
1st Place Match – Nate Rotert (South Dakota State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Aaron Studebaker (Nebraska – Lincoln) (SV-1 3-1)

Open 285 – Blake Wolters’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Blake Wolters (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – David Jensen (Nebraska – Lincoln) won by decision over Blake Wolters (South Dakota State) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Blake Wolters (South Dakota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Blake Wolters (South Dakota State) won by fall over Ronnie Requena (Iowa Central ) (Fall 3:40)
Cons. Round 4 – Rylee Streifel (Minnesota) won by decision over Blake Wolters (South Dakota State) (Dec 5-0)

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