ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Seven Saint John’s University wrestlers competed at the St. Cloud State Husky Open on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Junior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) led the Johnnies for the second consecutive tournament with a 2-0 record to take first place in the three-man, 133-pound bracket. He defeated his teammate, freshman Zack Zavadil (Clearwater, Minn./Monticello), via technical fall in his first match and posted an 11-0 major decision over Augsburg’s Quinn Youngs. He is now 9-1 on the young season.
Junior Quincy Spiering (Mounds View, Minn./St. Thomas Academy) recorded the Johnnies’ other win on the day and finished fourth with a 1-2 record at heavyweight. He pinned Dominic Tudor of Division II Mary (N.D.) in his consolation semifinal. Both losses were to Augsburg’s Ethan Hofacker.
Senior Luke Dodd (Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview), who is ranked No. 10 by D3wrestle.com at 197 pounds, lost his first match by an 11-8 decision to Division II St. Cloud State’s Noah Ryan and left the tournament. He is now 6-3 on the year.
The Johnnies travel to Florida for the Citrus Open Dec. 29-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
-Noah Becker (2-0 – First Place)
-Zack Zavadil (0-2)
-Anthony Hennen (0-2)
-Dan Gainer (0-2)
-Jacob Scherber (0-2)
-Luke Dodd (0-1)
-Quincy Spiering (1-2 – Fourth Place)
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