Dragons Fare Well at UNK Holiday Inn Open

KEARNEY, Neb. – Four Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestlers finished with 5-1 records at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open held on Saturday in Kearney, Neb.

The new NCAA rule limits wrestlers to six matches in a day, which meant some Dragon wrestlers were unable to wrestle any further in the consolation rounds of their weight classes.

“It was a good tournament to see different schools that we do not usually see throughout the year,” MSUM head coach Kris Nelson said. “We had five placewinners in the day and some individuals reached their match limit of six matches. Overall as a team, I feel we have made strides since the Bison Open and we’ll look to continue to improve throughout the year.”

moorlogoJunior Adam Blees had an excellent day at 174 pounds in the Elite Division. After losing in the first round to Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola, Blees came back and beat Newman’s Forlanda Parker, 12-2. Blees then followed with a technical fall win over Syler Self of Western State, 15-0 and a 4-3 win over Colorado Mesa’s Bruno Nicoletti. Blees then edged Noah Irons of Air Force, 6-5, and beat Miguel Barreras of Central Oklahoma, 3-2. He advanced to the third-place match but because of the six-match limit did not compete.

“Adam wrestled on the offensive today and this was one of his best college performances to date,” Nelson said.

Redshirt freshman Seth Hutchison finished second at 133 pounds in the Amateur division. He won three matches by division and one by fall and finished the day 4-1.

Freshman Cole Jones went 5-1 at 125 in the Amateur division. He reached his match limit but had a chance to place as high as third if not for the six-match limit. Freshman Mason Schulz placed sixth at 141 pounds (Amateur division) with a 4-2 record. He would have wrestled for fifth it not for the match limit.

“Cole Jones and Mason Schulz continue to wrestle well in their freshman seasons,” Nelson said.

Redshirt freshman Jordan Magnuson went 5-1 at 285 pounds. He won two matches in overtime.

“Jordan Magnuson competed in his first collegiate tournament and finished 5-1 on the day. I was impressed with Jordan as he has not had many practices due to just wrapping up the football season,” Nelson said.

Junior Jared Goldsmith finished 3-2 at 125 pounds in the Elite division. He earned wins over Colorado Mesa’s Channing Lewis (14-7) and Central Oklahoma’s Noah McQuigg (6-5) in the consolation bracket.

At the Finn Grinaker Open hosted by Concordia-Moorhead, freshman Evan Foster won the title at 197 pounds (maroon division), going 3-0. Freshman Tyson Leon went 2-2 and placed fifth at 141 (gold division).

MSUM is off until Dec. 2 when it hosts the Dragon Open.

2017 UNK Holiday Inn Open Results

MSUM Results:

Elite Division
125-Jared Goldsmith (3-2)
Mitch Maginnis (Nebraska) won by decision over Jared Goldsmith (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Jared Goldsmith won by medical forfeit over Sean Cannon (University of Northern Colorado) (MFF)
Cons. Round 3 – Jared Goldsmith won by decision over Channing Lewis (Colorado Mesa University) (Dec 14-7)
Cons. Round 4 – Jared Goldsmith won by decision over Noah McQuigg (Central Oklahoma) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 5 – Doyle Trout (Wyoming) won by decision over Jared Goldsmith (Dec 9-2)

149-Zach Scott (0-2)
Ben Hornickle (Wyoming) won by decision over Zach Scott (Dec 3-0)
Ty Lucas (Unattached) won by decision over Zach Scott (Dec 12-9)

165-Weston Dobler (0-2)
Isaac Lopez (Adams State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Weston Dobler
Cons. Round 3 – Josh Mossing (Air Force) won by decision over Weston Dobler (Dec. 8-5)

174-Adam Blees (5-1), 4th
Champ. Round 2 – Mikey Labriola (Unattached-Nebraska) won by fall over Adam Blees (Fall 3:38)
Cons. Round 2 – Adam Blees won by major decision over Forlanda Parker (Newman) (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Adam Blees won by tech fall over Syler Self (Western State Colorado University) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Adam Blees won by decision over Bruno Nicoletti (Colorado Mesa University) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 5 – Adam Blees won by decision over Noah Irons (Air Force) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Semi – Adam Blees won by decision over Miguel Barreras (Central Oklahoma) (Dec 3-2)
3rd Place Match – Brandon Supernaw (Western State Colorado University) won by rule over Adam Blees (Minnesota State University Moorhead) (6-match limit rule)

197-Preston Lehmann (1-2)
Champ. Round 1 – Preston Lehmann won by fall over Alexander Reimers (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 3:49)
Quarterfinal – Konnor Schmidt (Western State Colorado University) won by fall over Preston Lehmann (Fall 4:04)
Cons. Round 2 – Rakim Dean (Fort Hays State) won by decision over Preston Lehmann (Dec 20-16)

Amateur Division

125-Cole Jones (5-1), 6th place
Champ. Round 1 – Cole Jones won by fall over Tyler Hamm (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 2:18)
Champ. Round 2 – Dallas Wilson (Pratt Community College) won by decision over Cole Jones (Dec 11-10)
Cons. Round 2 – Cole Jones won by decision over Brayan Balderrama (Pratt Community College) (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Cole Jones won by decision over Stephen Dabelko (Unattached-Chadron State) (Dec 11-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Cole Jones won in tie breaker – 1 over Andres Duron (Barton) (TB-1 7-5)
Cons. Round 5 – Cole Jones won by fall over Emmanuel Browne (Iowa Western Community College) (Fall 2:59)

133-Seth Hutchison (4-1), 2nd place
Champ. Round 2 – Seth Hutchison won by decision over Justin Becci (Air Force) (Dec 4-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Seth Hutchison won by fall over Tylor Tobler (Doane College) (Fall 0:38)
Quarterfinal – Seth Hutchison won by decision over Gage Gomez (Barton) (Dec 7-3)
Semifinal – Seth Hutchison won by decision over Jody Sandoval II (Western State Colorado University) (Dec 11-7)
1st Place Match – Jake Woods (Colorado School Of Mines) won by decision over Seth Hutchison (Dec 10-5)

133-Aaron Sistrunk (2-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Aaron Sistrunk won by fall over Tucker Hicks (Morningside (Iowa)) (Fall 3:42)
Champ. Round 3 – Aaron Sistrunk won by fall over Tyler Smith (Bethany (Kan.)) (Fall 2:26)
Quarterfinal – Darion Bailey (Barton) won by decision over Aaron Sistrunk (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 6 – Joseph Ritzen (Unattached-Chadron State) won by major decision over Aaron Sistrunk (Maj 17-5)

141-Mason Schulz (4-2), 6th
Champ. Round 2 – Mason Schulz won by decision over Daniel Van Hoose (Colorado Mesa University) (Dec 11-7)
Champ. Round 3 – Taylor Gambill (Colorado School Of Mines) won by decision over Mason Schulz (Dec 11-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Mason Schulz won by decision over Braden O`Donnell (Cowley College) (Dec 15-8)
Cons. Round 5 – Mason Schulz won by fall over Bryce Gfeller (Unattached Cloud County Community College) (Fall 1:18)
Cons. Round 6 – Mason Schulz won by fall over Darian Manzanares (New Mexico Highlands) (Fall 1:28)
Cons. Semi – Taylor Gambill (Colorado School Of Mines) won by decision over Mason Schulz (Dec 10-6)
5th Place Match – William Moss (Colorado Mesa University) won by rule over Mason Schulz (6-match limit)

184-Mitch Kotschevar (2-2)
Champ. Round 1 – Mitchell Kotschevar won by decision over Justin Shaw (Doane College) (Dec 5-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Mitchell Kotschevar won by fall over Brock Brenneman (Northwestern (Iowa)) (Fall 2:18)
Quarterfinal – Maxwell Martell (Unattached-Colorado State University – Pueblo) won by fall over Mitchell Kotschevar (Fall 6:07)
Cons. Round 4 – Joseph White (Northwest Kansas Technical College) won by decision over Mitchell Kotschevar (Dec 7-3)

285-Jordan Magnuson (5-1)
Champ. Round 1 – Jordan Magnuson won by decision over Andrew Wilson (Chadron State) (Dec 7-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Jordan Magnuson won by fall over Chris Calhoun (Northwestern (Iowa)) (Fall 6:40)
Champ. Round 3 – Gavin Nye (Unattached-Colorado State University – Pueblo) won by decision over Jordan Magnuson (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Jordan Magnuson won in tie breaker – 1 over Skyler Bonestroo (Northwestern (Iowa)) (TB-1 4-3)
Cons. Round 5 – Jordan Magnuson won by major decision over Thor Balavage (Newman) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 6 – Jordan Magnuson won in sudden victory – 1 over Dylan Prince (Unattached) (SV-1 6-2)

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