MINNEAPOLIS – Troy Beaman finished second in the Gold 285 bracket as the St. Olaf wrestling team placed 16th at the Auggie-Adidas Invitational on Saturday.
Beaman lost the final match against Konrad Ernst of Lacrosse when Ernst pinned him at 2:49.
Beaman won his first three matches by fall. He pinned his first opponent, Nick Mitchell of Buena Vista, in 24 seconds. In the quarterfinals, Beaman pinned Logan Linderbaum of Minnesota State Mankato in 3:36. Beaman’s last win of the day was a 4:25 pin against Southwest Minnesota State’s Andrew Peterson.
Two other Oles won matches at the Invitational. Thomas Sanner pinned A-Darius Pruitt of Iowa Lakes in 2:14 in the Gold 141 bracket, and Frankie Lee battled Eddie Ginnan of Central to a 10-4 win in the Gold 174 bracket.
Next up for the Oles is a meet at Augsburg University on Tuesday.