Eight Johnnies Place at MSU-Moorhead’s Dragon Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Eight Saint John’s wrestlers placed at the MSU-Moorhead Dragon Open on Sunday, Dec. 4.

A national qualifier a year ago, senior Teddy Erickson (Annandale, Minn.) went 3-0 to win the 174-pound bracket Sunday. He started his day with a 19-0 technical fall and just missed another with a 14-2 major decision over Division II MSU-Moorhead’s Logan Rhode to advance to the championship match. Erickson claimed the title with a 5-4 win over Northland C.T.C.’s Mitchell Zachman.

Senior Branden Schorr (Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville) battled back from a loss via fall in his first match of the day with three consecutive pins of his own to finish third at 149 pounds. He staged off elimination with a pin of Ridgewater’s Bailey Eickhoff and pinned a pair of wrestlers from Division I North Dakota State, Samuel Gilseth and Nathaniel Rykerd, to take third.

sjulogoSenior Glenn Castro (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) and sophomore Luke Dodd (Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview) claimed fourth (2-2) and fifth (2-2), respectively, at 184 pounds. Freshman Anthony Hennen (125; Cologne, Minn./Norwood-Young American), freshman Jerod Novak (157; Aitkin, Minn.), sophomore Jack Barsody (165; Onamia, Minn./Milaca) all placed fifth in their respective weights, while junior Nick Pegelow (Eagan, Minn./Eastview) took sixth at 197 pounds.

SJU combined for a 6-9 record against Division I or Division II competition on the day.

Dragon Open Results

The Johnnies make the short trip east to compete at the St. Cloud State Open at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10, at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud.

125
-Anthony Hennen (Fifth; 1-2)

141
-Graham Evavold (0-2)
-Andrew Smith (0-2)

149
-Branden Schorr (Third; 3-1)

157
-Dan Gainer (0-2)
-Jerod Novak (Fifth; 3-2)

165
-Jack Barsody (Fifth; 2-2)

174
-Teddy Erickson (Champion; 3-0)

184
-Glenn Castro (Fourth; 2-2)
-Luke Dodd (Fifth; 2-2)

197
-Nick Pegelow (Sixth; 1-3)

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