Itasca places two in top 4 at Yellowjacket Open

The Itasca wrestling team participated in the annual Yellowjacket Open with two wrestlers ending with a fourth-place finish.

Returning 197-pound All-American Corey Schmidt placed 4th along with 157-pound freshman Cody Sawyer. Schmidt was winning 3-0 before injury defaulting out of the tournament in his 3rd place match.

itaslogoThe Viking’s Drew Vanvleet at 125 pounds and Dalton Barnett at 174 pounds both wwere 2-2 on the day finishing top eight in their brackets.

Tanner Reetz at 141 pounds and Brandon Held at 157 pounds also went 2-2 on the day in large brackets.

Yellowjacket Open Results

Yellowjacket Open Results for Itasca Community College:

OPEN 125
Drew Vanvleet
Champ. Round 1 – Drew Vanvleet (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Erik Gerovac (UW-Eau Claire) won by fall over Drew Vanvleet (Itasca Community College) (Fall 4:46)
Cons. Round 2 – Drew Vanvleet (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Drew Vanvleet (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Christopher Romero (MN-West CC) (Fall 1:02)
Cons. Round 4 – Drew Vanvleet (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Jacob Ragsdale (Upper Iowa University) (Fall 0:30)
Cons. Semi – Kevin Saravia Merlos (Iowa Lakes Community College) won by tech fall over Drew Vanvleet (Itasca Community College) (TF 18-1)

OPEN 133
Jace Geving
Champ. Round 1 – Jace Geving (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jace Geving (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Tristan Eastman (Ridgewater CC) (Fall 2:35)
Quarterfinal – Michael Suda (Augustana) won by decision over Jace Geving (Itasca Community College) (Dec 9-5)
Cons. Round 4 – Daishaun Felton (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Jace Geving (Itasca Community College) (Fall 4:14)

OPEN 141
Brandon McClure
Champ. Round 1 – Cameron Riggs (Saint Cloud State University) won by tech fall over Brandon McClure (Itasca Community College) (TF 19-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Brandon McClure (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Connor Manderfeld (Upper Iowa University) won by tech fall over Brandon McClure (Itasca Community College) (TF 17-2)

OPEN 141
Tanner Reetz
Champ. Round 1 – Tanner Reetz (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Jack Fogarty (UW-Eau Claire) (Fall 1:56)
Champ. Round 2 – Tanner Reetz (Itasca Community College) won by major decision over Noah Garcia (Harper CC) (Maj 18-7)
Quarterfinal – Parker Huss (Rochester-CTC) won by decision over Tanner Reetz (Itasca Community College) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Connor Manderfeld (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Tanner Reetz (Itasca Community College) (Maj 17-4)

OPEN 149
Ethan Kiehm
Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Kiehm (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Mason Phillips (Saint Cloud State University) won by major decision over Ethan Kiehm (Itasca Community College) (Maj 14-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Darian Padgett (Harper CC) won by decision over Ethan Kiehm (Itasca Community College) (Dec 5-4)

OPEN 157
Cody Sawyer
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Sawyer (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Cody Sawyer (Itasca Community College) won by decision over Adam Rients (MN-West CC) (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinal – Cody Sawyer (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Don Boone (MS-Mankato) (Fall 2:24)
Semifinal – Jared Nickman (Nebraska Weslyn) won by decision over Cody Sawyer (Itasca Community College) (Dec 6-3)
3rd Place Match – David Hollingsworth (Iowa Lakes Community College) won by tech fall over Cody Sawyer (Itasca Community College) (TF 25-8)

OPEN 157
Hunter Manka
Champ. Round 1 – Kaven Blazek (Northland) won by decision over Hunter Manka (Itasca Community College) (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Hunter Manka (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Nick Martin (Northwestern) won by decision over Hunter Manka (Itasca Community College) (Dec 5-2)

OPEN 157
Brandon Held
Champ. Round 1 – Gannon Hughes (Saint Cloud State University) won by decision over Brandon Held (Itasca Community College) (Dec 11-9)
Cons. Round 1 – Brandon Held (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Brandon Held (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Kaven Blazek (Northland) (Fall 6:49)
Cons. Round 3 – Brandon Held (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Nathan Moore (Southwest State University) (Fall 6:07)
Cons. Round 4 – Don Boone (MS-Mankato) won by major decision over Brandon Held (Itasca Community College) (Maj 8-0)

OPEN 174
Dalton Bernett
Champ. Round 1 – Dalton Bernett (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Dalton Bernett (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Matthew Fricke (Nebraska Weslyn) (Fall 4:21)
Quarterfinal – Shane Siewert (Rochester-CTC) won by decision over Dalton Bernett (Itasca Community College) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Dalton Bernett (Itasca Community College) won by injury default over Haggen Meyer (Northwestern) (Inj. 5:18)
Cons. Semi – Dalton Nelson (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Dalton Bernett (Itasca Community College) (Dec 5-0)

OPEN 197
Corey Schmidt
Champ. Round 1 – Corey Schmidt (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Jack Hessil (UW-Eau Claire) (Fall 2:29)
Quarterfinal – Corey Schmidt (Itasca Community College) won by decision over Alex Kerr (Nebraska Weslyn) (Dec 4-1)
Semifinal – Jake Meyer (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by decision over Corey Schmidt (Itasca Community College) (Dec 9-6)
3rd Place Match – James Huntley (UW-Eau Claire) won by injury default over Corey Schmidt (Itasca Community College) (Inj. 4:00)

OPEN 285
Devin Reynolds
Champ. Round 1 – Adam Lucast (UW-Eau Claire) won by tech fall over Devin Reynolds (Itasca Community College) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Devin Reynolds (Itasca Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Devin Reynolds (Itasca Community College) won by fall over Morgen Moreno (Rochester-CTC) (Fall 3:42)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Warengarten (Harper CC) won by decision over Devin Reynolds (Itasca Community College) (Dec 3-1)

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