Oles prep for regionals at Don Parker Open

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Seven members of the St. Olaf College wrestling team competed at the Don Parker Open at UW-Eau Claire’s McPhee Center on Saturday.

In the 133-pound gold bracket, junior Luke Wallace dropped both his matches by fall to Tyler Difiore of Luther at 2:04 and Ryan Smales of Nebraska Wesleyan at 5:24.

Sophomore Matthew Hallahan went down by fall to Nebraska Wesleyan’ss Jaden Duran at 2:31 and UW-Eau Claire’s Kyle Eberle at 4:19 in the 141-pound gold bracket.

Junior Bryant Ridgway and first years Joaquin Montero and Adam Bass all competed in the 157-pound gold bracket. After a first-round bye, Bass lost by tech fall (18-0) to Adam Jaeger of Concordia (Minn.), while Montero lost by fall to Augsburg’s Michael Abeyta in his first match, setting up a matchup between Bass and Montero in the consolation round, which Bass won by fall at 2:25.

Bass went on be pinned by Teagen Miller of Luther at 1:15 in the next consolation round. After a bye, Ridgway dropped an 11-2 major decision to Alexander Skarre of Concordia (Minn.) and an 11-7 decision to Rochester Community & Technical College’s Alex Lloyd in the consolation bracket.

In the 174-pound gold bracket, Partev Galstyan was pinned by UW-Whitewater’s Nate Moldzik at 0:20 and Luther’s Noel Banuelos at 0:35 in his two matches after an opening-round bye.

First year Zhanat Seitkuzhin dropped his two matches by fall to Jonathan Zarnke of Augsburg at 0:28 and Blake Johnson of UW-Stevens Point at 0:44 in the 184-pound gold bracket.

2019 UWEC Don Parker Open Results

St. Olaf returns to Eau Claire, Wis. for the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional Championships on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23.

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