#1 Huskies compete at Finn Grinaker Open

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team competed at the 2018 Finn Grinaker Open on Nov. 17. The tournament was hosted by Concordia College and it was held in Moorhead, Minn. No team scores were kept at the tournament.

First place finishes at the Finn Grinaker Open in the Gold Division were scored by SCSU’s Devin Donovan at 165-pounds and #1 Vince Dietz at 197-pounds. Dietz won his title bout at 197-pounds with a 5-2 win over Cole Witzig of DI rival North Dakota State. Donovan brought home his top spot with a championship bout victory over Augustana’s Jackson Sweeney (Dec 5-2).

scsulogoSCSU’s other top placers in the Gold Division at the tournament included Brandon Briggs, who placed second at 125-pounds with a 2-2 record and Brady Reigstad at 285-pounds with a 2-1 record. In the Maroon Division at the tournament, Eric Halverson placed first for the Huskies at 141-pounds. Second place finishes in the Maroon Division included Josh Velasquez at 149-pounds, Boone Giulio at 157-pounds and Hunter Grau at 174-pounds.

2018 Finn Grinaker Open Results

The Huskies will continue their 2018-19 season on Nov. 29 with a 7 p.m. NSIC dual match at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.

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Finn Grinaker Open Results for St. Cloud State:

Gold Division 125
Brandon Briggs’s place is 2nd
Round 1 – Ethan Cota (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Brandon Briggs (St. Cloud State) (Dec 9-6)
Round 2 – Oscar Nellis (Minot State (N.D.)) won by fall over Brandon Briggs (St. Cloud State) (Fall 2:41)
Round 3 – Brandon Briggs (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Cole Kubesh (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 11-9)
Round 5 – Brandon Briggs (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Dean Arevalo (Minot State (N.D.)) (Fall 3:59)

Gold Division 133
Joey Bianchini’s place is 3rd
Quarterfinal – Brandon Kile (Chadron State) won by fall over Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) (Fall 2:44)
Cons. Round 1 – Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Brayden Curry (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 8-7)
Cons. Semi – Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Taylor Jeffries (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 14-7)
3rd Place Match – Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Benjamin Bogart (Concordia-Moorhead) (Maj 11-1)

Gold Division 141
Adam Hedin
Champ. Round 1 – Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Jebben Keyes (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) (Fall 6:55)
Cons. Round 2 – Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Josh Moore (Northern State) (Maj 13-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Chance Karst (Chadron State) won by fall over Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) (Fall 0:28)

Gold Division 141
Ryan Rodorigo’s place is 5th
Champ. Round 1 – Ryan Rodorigo (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Ryan Rodorigo (St. Cloud State) (Maj 13-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Ryan Rodorigo (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Ryan Rodorigo (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Marco Ramirezlazos (Minot State (N.D.)) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Semi – Jebben Keyes (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Ryan Rodorigo (St. Cloud State) (Fall 5:20)
5th Place Match – Ryan Rodorigo (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Chance Karst (Chadron State) (Dec 9-6)

Gold Division 165
Devin Donovan’s place is 1st
Quarterfinal – Devin Donovan (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Tyler Sharron (Minot State (N.D.)) (Dec 8-3)
Semifinal – Devin Donovan (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 9-3)
1st Place Match – Devin Donovan (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jackson Sweeney (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 5-2)

Gold Division 184
Tyree Overton’s place is 4th
Champ. Round 1 – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Noah Cressell (North Dakota State University) (Fall 5:54)
Semifinal – Kaden Campbell (Northern State) won by decision over Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) (Dec 12-8)
Cons. Semi – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 8-5)
3rd Place Match – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) and Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) (DFF)

Gold Division 184
Riley Vanik’s place is 4th
Champ. Round 1 – Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Heber Shepherd (Chadron State) (Dec 4-2)
Quarterfinal – Kaden Campbell (Northern State) won by fall over Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) (Fall 2:39)
Cons. Round 2 – Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Riley Lura (Northern State) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) won by medical forfeit over Noah Cressell (North Dakota State University) (MFF)
Cons. Semi – Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) won by decision over William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) (Dec 4-2)
3rd Place Match – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) and Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) (DFF)

Gold Division 184
William Pitzner’s place is 5th
Champ. Round 1 – William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Riley Lura (Northern State) (Fall 3:40)
Quarterfinal – William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 11-10)
Semifinal – Todd Pottinger (North Dakota State University) won by decision over William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Semi – Riley Vanik (St. Cloud State) won by decision over William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) (Dec 4-2)
5th Place Match – William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 4-3)

Gold Division 197
Vince Dietz’s place is 1st
Champ. Round 1 – Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Je-Mario Jones (Minot State (N.D.)) (Fall 3:33)
Quarterfinal – Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Hunter Lee (University of Saskatchewan) (Fall 1:35)
Semifinal – Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Clayton Wahlstrom (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 4-1)
1st Place Match – Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Cole Witzig (North Dakota State University) (Dec 5-2)

Gold Division 197
Noah Ryan
Champ. Round 1 – Noah Ryan (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Wade French (Chadron State) (Dec 9-7)
Quarterfinal – Cole Witzig (North Dakota State University) won by medical forfeit over Noah Ryan (St. Cloud State) (MFF)
Cons. Round 2 – Je-Mario Jones (Minot State (N.D.)) won by medical forfeit over Noah Ryan (St. Cloud State) (MFF)

Gold Division 285
Brady Reigstad’s place is 2nd
Quarterfinal – Brady Reigstad (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Brady Reigstad (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Bowen McConville (South Dakota State) (Dec 6-3)
1st Place Match – Harrison Townsend (Northern State) won by decision over Brady Reigstad (St. Cloud State) (Dec 2-1)

Maroon Division 141
Eric Halverson’s place is 1st
Round 1 – Eric Halverson (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Rees Lehman (Northland Community & Technical College) (Fall 1:41)
Round 2 – Eric Halverson (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Joe Ritzen (Chadron State) (Maj 21-8)
Round 4 – Eric Halverson (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Bret Wilson (Concordia-Moorhead) (Fall 4:58)
Round 5 – Eric Halverson (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Payton Jackson (Northland Community & Technical College) (Fall 5:21)

Maroon Division 149
Jake Mandt’s place is 3rd
Round 1 – Jake Mandt (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Shadi Mitwalli (Minot State (N.D.)) (Dec 10-5)
Round 2 – Jake Mandt (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Kyle Fowler (Northland Community & Technical College) (Maj 16-5)
Round 3 – Josh Velasquez (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jake Mandt (St. Cloud State) (Dec 5-3)

Maroon Division 149
Josh Velasquez’s place is 2nd
Round 1 – Josh Velasquez (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Kyle Fowler (Northland Community & Technical College) (TF 19-4)
Round 2 – Shadi Mitwalli (Minot State (N.D.)) won by major decision over Josh Velasquez (St. Cloud State) (Maj 16-6)
Round 3 – Josh Velasquez (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jake Mandt (St. Cloud State) (Dec 5-3)

Maroon Division 157
Gannon Hughes’s place is 3rd
Champ. Round 1 – Gannon Hughes (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Gannon Hughes (St. Cloud State) (Fall 6:50)
Cons. Round 2 – Gannon Hughes (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Gannon Hughes (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Kaven Blazek (Northland Community & Technical College) (TF 17-2)
Cons. Semi – Gannon Hughes (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Ayobami Peluola (University of Saskatchewan) (Fall 1:23)
3rd Place Match – Gannon Hughes (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-2)

Maroon Division 157
Boone Giulio’s place is 2nd
Champ. Round 1 – Boone Giulio (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Kaven Blazek (Northland Community & Technical College) (Maj 13-2)
Quarterfinal – Boone Giulio (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Innocent Nsengiyumva (Concordia-Moorhead) (Maj 10-0)
Semifinal – Boone Giulio (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Ayobami Peluola (University of Saskatchewan) (Fall 2:05)
1st Place Match – Steven Lahnert (Chadron State) won by decision over Boone Giulio (St. Cloud State) (Dec 5-2)

Maroon Division 174
Hunter Grau’s place is 2nd
Round 1 – Hunter Grau (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Richard Dralu (Northland Community & Technical College) (Dec 12-5)
Round 2 – Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Hunter Grau (St. Cloud State) (Fall 1:45)
Round 3 – Hunter Grau (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Tucker Allison (Chadron State) (TF 19-3)
Round 4 – Hunter Grau (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Jakob Dormaar (University of Saskatchewan) (Fall 1:06)
Round 5 – Hunter Grau (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jake Flakus (Northern State) (Dec 15-9)

Maroon Division 285
Elijah Osit
Champ. Round 1 – Elijah Osit (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Liam Graham (University of Saskatchewan) (Maj 16-5)
Quarterfinal – Andre Baguma (Northland Community & Technical College) won by fall over Elijah Osit (St. Cloud State) (Fall 2:57)
Cons. Round 2 – Elijah Osit (St. Cloud State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Jarret Haglund (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Elijah Osit (St. Cloud State) (Fall 4:29)

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