STORM LAKE, Iowa – Henry Pohlmeyer, Tanner Sloan and Blake Wolters each won individual titles, while Clay Carlson and Zach Price shared top honors in the 141-pound division to lead a South Dakota State wrestling contingent Saturday at the Buena Vista Open.
A junior from Johnston, Iowa, Pohlmeyer dominated the 149-pound division in posting a 5-0 record on the day. He pinned each of his first four opponents before defeating Kyle Rathman of Minnesota State, Mankato, 6-0, in the championship match.
Sloan, a freshman from Alburnett, Iowa, continued his strong showings in open tournaments by outscoring his opponents by a combined 64-4. He won three of his matches by technical fall, including a 16-1 victory over Kobe Woods of Wartburg in the championship bout.
Both freshmen, Carlson and Price did not wrestle for the championship after leading a group of four Jackrabbits who reached the quarterfinals. Carlson received a first-round bye en route to a 3-0 record, while Price posted a 4-0 record on the day. Aric Williams tallied a pair of falls as he went on to a third-place finish, with Rylee Molitor contributing a seventh-place effort.
Wolters, a sophomore from Pipestone, Minnesota, claimed the heavyweight division with a 5-0 record. He defeated Charles Griffin of Ellsworth Community College, 3-1, in the title tilt.
Also reaching the final round was freshman 184-pound Russell Rucklos. He won his first three matches before dropping an 11-8 decision to Trevor Turiff of MSU, Mankato.
Other placewinners for the Jackrabbits included: Martin Mueller, fourth at 197 pounds; Spencer Huber, fifth at 133 pounds; Logan Peterson, fifth at 165 pounds, and Samuel Grove, eighth at 184.. A returning NCAA qualifier, Mueller was wrestling for the first time since the season-opening Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open.
The Jackrabbits return to dual action Friday at Oklahoma. Start time is set for 7 p.m. at McCasland Field House in Norman, Oklahoma.
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