Northland wrestlers Kikopa and Roller finish second at Ridgewater Open

Northland Community and Technical College wrestlers Rashidi Kikopa, 141 pounds, and Hunter Roller, 184, wrestled to runner-up finishes at the Ridgewater Open Saturday in Willmar.

Kikopa’s runner-up finish included wins over Tony Heng, MSU Mankato by 13-10 decision, and Josh Velasquez, unattached, by 15-9 decision, before falling to Jordan Biehn of Southwest Minnesota State by technical fall in the championship match.

nctclogoWrestling in a four-man round-robin, Roller recovered from a technical fall loss to Daniel Bishop of Augustana in the opening round to win by fall in his final two matches, pinning King Saenz of Minnesota West and Jack Millbrett, unattached.

Ridgewater Open Results

Ridgewater Open 2018 Results for Northland Community College

Open Division 141 – Ryan Ford’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Joshua Zimroz (University of Regina) won by decision over Ryan Ford (Northland) (Dec 14-7)
Cons. Round 1 – Ryan Ford (Northland) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Tony Heng (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Ryan Ford (Northland) (Fall 0:33)

Open Division 141 – Rees Lehman’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Velasquez (Unat) won by tech fall over Rees Lehman (Northland) (TF 18-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Rees Lehman (Northland) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Anthony Hennen (St. Johns University) won by fall over Rees Lehman (Northland) (Fall 1:34)

Open Division 141 – Rashidi Kikopa’s place is 2nd and has scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rashidi Kikopa (Northland) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Rashidi Kikopa (Northland) won by decision over Tony Heng (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 13-10)
Semifinal – Rashidi Kikopa (Northland) won by decision over Josh Velasquez (Unat) (Dec 15-9)
1st Place Match – Jordan Biehn (SW Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Rashidi Kikopa (Northland) (TF 18-0)

Open Division 149 – Kyle Fowler’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nathen Schmidt (University of Regina) won by decision over Kyle Fowler (Northland) (Dec 12-9)
Cons. Round 1 – Kyle Fowler (Northland) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Kyle Fowler (Northland) won by decision over Ethan K Kiehm (Itasca Community College) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Semi – Kyle Green (SW Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Kyle Fowler (Northland) (TF 17-2)

Open Division 165 – Emmanuel Steele’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Neil Clement (Minnesota State Mankato) won by tech fall over Emmanuel Steele (Northland) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Emmanuel Steele (Northland) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Etienne Kinney (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Emmanuel Steele (Northland) (Fall 4:57)

Open Division 165 – Richard Dralu’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Hunter Grau (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Richard Dralu (Northland) (Fall 0:59)
Cons. Round 1 – Richard Dralu (Northland) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Cody Heitman (SW Minnesota State) won by fall over Richard Dralu (Northland) (Fall 2:28)

Open Division 184 – Hunter Roller’s place is 2nd and has scored 11.00 team points.
Round 1 – Daniel Bishop (Augustana, SD) won by fall over Hunter Roller (Northland) (Fall 2:50)
Round 2 – Hunter Roller (Northland) won by fall over King Saenz (MN West) (Fall 0:57)
Round 3 – Hunter Roller (Northland) won by fall over Jack Milbrett (Unat) (Fall 1:16)

Open Division 285 – Desmond Bradford’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Desmond Bradford (Northland) won by fall over Austin Pulse (MN West) (Fall 0:36)
Quarterfinal – Jordan Tholl (University of Regina) won by fall over Desmond Bradford (Northland) (Fall 3:45)
Cons. Round 2 – Adam Hendrickson (University of Regina) won by decision over Desmond Bradford (Northland) (Dec 3-1)

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