Tait Leads SJU Wrestling at UW-Eau Claire Open

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Ten Saint John’s wrestlers competed at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open on Saturday, Feb. 4.

Senior Robert Tait (Faribault, Minn./Bethlehem Academy) finished second at 197 pounds with a 3-1 record to improve to 10-3 on the season. He rattled off three straight decisions, including a close 3-2 win over Division I Minnesota’s Dalton Lunde in the semifinal, before falling, by fall, to Brady Wetter from Division I Wisconsin in the championship bout.

Freshman Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) dropped his first match of the day but battled back with two straight wins to win the consolation title (seventh place) and improve to 21-8 on the year.

Junior Mike Wagner (Shakopee, Minn.) and a pair of heavyweights, senior Colin Fisher (Eagan, Minn.) and freshman Quincy Spiering (Mounds View, Minn./St. Thomas Academy), all went 2-2.

Don Parker Open Results

The Johnnies return home to host Division II Mary (N.D.) for a 7 p.m. dual on Friday, Feb. 10, in Sexton Arena.

  • 133 -Noah Becker (Seventh, 2-1)
  • 141 -Andrew Smith (1-2)
  • 149 -Jake Fernholz (1-2)
  • 157 -Dan Gainer (0-2)
  • 174 -Mike Wagner (2-2)
  • 197 -Robert Tait (Second, 3-1)
  • 285 -Colin Fisher (2-2), Bryan Scepaniak (0-2), Dominic Skawiniak (1-2), Quincy Spiering (2-2)

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