NDSU Claims Five Titles, Seven Top Three Finishes Overall at the Roadrunner Open

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — North Dakota State 125 Brent Fleetwood, 133 Cam Sykora, 141-pounder Gavin Sutton, 197 Cordell Eaton, and heavyweight Brandon Metz all won individual championships at the Cal State University Bakersfield Roadrunner Open held Sunday, Nov. 18, in the Icardo Center. The No. 20-ranked Bison had seven top-three finishes overall including runner-up 165 Andrew Fogarty and third place 184 Tyler McNutt.

NDSU (3-0, 1-0 #Big12WR) is scheduled to hit the mat again Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Fleetwood, a transfer from Central Michigan, had a 4-0 record including a decision by injury default at 4:03 over CSU Bakersfield’s Alejandro Hernandez-Figueroa in the 125-pound title match. The No. 22-ranked Fleetwood had a tech fall and major decision to improve to 7-0 overall this season.

ndsulogoThe No. 16-ranked Sykora, a redshirt junior from Wheaton, Minn., fashioned a 4-0 record with a pin, a tech fall and a pair of major decisions. He posted a 12-1 major decision over CSU Bakersfield’s No. 15-ranked Sean Nickell in the title match and ran his record to 7-0 overall.

Sutton, a redshirt freshman from Richmond, Ill., posted a 10-2 major decision over Menlo College’s Joseph Dominguez in the 141-pound championship. He compiled a 5-0 record including his first pin of the season and improved to 6-1 overall.

Eaton, a redshirt junior from Long Grove, Iowa, rolled up three pins in four decisions to claim the 197-pound championship. He ran his record to 7-0 with four pins on the season.

No. 23-ranked Metz, a redshirt freshman from West Fargo, N.D., recorded a 9-3 decision over Stanford’s Trevor Rasmussen to claim the heavyweight division. His 4-0 record included a pair of pins and improved to 5-2 overall.

No. 12-ranked Fogarty dropped an 8-1 decision to unattached Shane Griffith in the 165-pound championship match. He finished with a 3-1 record including a pair of pins and a tech fall. His overall record stands at 6-1.

McNutt fought through the consolation bracket after dropping a 3-2 decision in his second match. He won his last four matches including a major decision and tech fall in the tournament. McNutt is now 7-2 overall.

2018 Roadrunner Open Results

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2018 Roadrunner Open Results for North Dakota State:

125 Brent Fleetwood’s place is 1st
W tech fall Marco Rivera (Otero Junior College), TF 18-0
W major dec Eric Sanchez (JP Wrestling), MD 14-0
W medical forfeit Nathan Cervantez (San Francisco State) (MFF)
W injury default Alejandro Hernandez-Figueroa (CSU Bakersfield), Inj. 4:03

Open 133 Cam Sykora’s place is 1st
W major dec Chance Rich (Unattached/CSUB), MD 13-1
W fall Cade Lucio (Unattached), 2:10
W tech fall Nico Colunga (North Dakota State), TF 16-0
W major dec #15 Sean Nickell (CSU Bakersfield), MD 12-1

133 Nico Colunga’s place is 4th
W fall Trenton Hackworth (Otero JC), 0:46
W dec Isaiah Delgado (Unattached/Utah Valley), 9-3
L tech fall #16 Cam Sykora (North Dakota State), TF 16-0
W fall Kainalu Estrella (Unattached/Utah Valley), 2:17
L dec Jordan Gurrola (San Francisco State), 7-2

141 Gavin Sutton’s place is 1st
W injury default over Lawrence Saenz (Unattached/Fresno State), Inj. 4:11
W fall Jesus Guizar (Menlo College), 1:04
W dec Dalton Young (Stanford), 6-3
W dec Carlos Herrera (CSU Bakersfield), 8-2
W major dec Joseph Dominguez (Menlo College), MD 10-2

149 Jaden Van Maanen’s place is 4th
W fall Bernard Truax (Unattached/Cal Poly), 2:20
W dec Kyle Beal (Menlo College), 9-8
L fall Jaden Abas (Baby Tree), 6:59
W decision over Isiah Alva (San Francisco State), 8-5
W fall over Bernard Truax (Unattached/Cal Poly), 1:40
W disqualification Cameron Haddock (Unattached/Utah Valley), DQ
L rule Jaden Abas (Baby Tree), RULE

157 Nick Knutson
W major dec Jaron Pagaduan (Cal Baptist), MD 11-2
L Dom Mandarino (Stanford), MD16-5
W dec Spencer Heywood (Utah Valley), 4-2
W fall Marcus Polack (Unattached), 2:21
L dec Tyler Eischens (Unattached/Stanford), 8-6

165 Andrew Fogarty’s place is 2nd
W tech fall Alejandro Garcia (Menlo College), TF 15-0
W fall Noah Marquez (Simpson University), 2:22
W fall Trever Devestern (Titan Mercury WC), 4:58
L dec Shane Griffith (Unattached/Stanford), 8-1

174 Jesse Shearer
L dec Evan Bockman (Independent), 5-4
L sudden victory-1 #23 Lorenzo De La Riva (North Dakota State), SV-1 4-2

Open 174 Lorenzo De La Riva’s place is 6th
L dec Mohommmad Talabi (Unattached), 16-11
W tech fall Noe Garcia (CSU Bakersfield), TF 15-0
W sudden victory-1 Jesse Shearer (North Dakota State, SV-1 4-2
W tech fall Joey Conroy (Unattached/Cal Baptist), TF 17-0
W dec Ricky Padilla (Fresno State), 7-5
W dec Jacob Cooper (Cal Baptist), 8-2
L rule Evan Bockman (Independent), RULE
L rule Reed South (CSU Bakersfield), RULE

184 Tyler McNutt’s place is 3rd
W dec Justin Pichedwatana (San Francisco State), 5-3
L dec Colbey Harlan (Unattached/Stanford), 3-2
W major dec Matt Penyacsek (CSU Bakersfield), MD 11-3
W tech fall Elliy Gorelik (Menlo College), TF 18-0
W medical forfeit Austin Flores (Stanford), MFF
W medical forfeit Colbey Harlan (Unattached/Stanford), MFF

197 Cordell Eaton’s place is 1st
W fall Brayden Ray (Unattached), 4:30
W fall Andrew Herrera (San Francisco State), 5:47
W fall Isaiah Perez (Unattached/Fresno State), 4:06
W forfeit over Richie Brandt (Fresno State), FF

285 Daniel Stibral’s place is 5th
W tech fall Charlie McCracken (Unattached/Cal Baptist), TF 16-0
W fall over Haydn Maley (Stanford), 7:52
L dec Trevor Rasmussen (Stanford), 3-2
L dec Zachary Schrader (Cal Baptist), 5-3
W medical forfeit David Showunmi (Stanford), MFF

285 Brandon Metz’s place is 1st
W fall Jeremiah Holbrook (Menlo College), 2:11
W fall Jarrod Snyder (CSU Bakersfield), 1:30
W injury default over David Showunmi (Stanford), Inj. 3:37
W dec Trevor Rasmussen (Stanford), 9-3

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