Pohlmeyer pulls upset to reach semifinals

TULSA, Okla. – Henry Pohlmeyer advanced to Saturday night’s semifinals in the 149-pound weight class to highlight the opening session of the 2019 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship for the South Dakota State University wrestling team at BOK Center.

After receiving a first-round bye, the seventh-seeded Pohlmeyer recorded a 5-4 decision over second-seeded Max Thomsen of Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals. It was Pohlmeyer’s second win over Thomsen this season and upped his overall record to 20-11.

A junior from Johnston, Iowa, Pohlmeyer has secured his second consecutive berth in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after qualifying at 141 pounds in 2018. He will face third-seeded Jarrett Degen of Iowa State in the semifinals.

Also advancing to the quarterfinals by winning opening-round matches were 157-pounder Colten Carlson and Zach Carlson at 184 pounds, who were seeded eighth and seventh, respectively.
Colten Carlson began his day with a first-period pin of Utah Valley’s Grant Lamont. In quarterfinal action, he dropped a 5-1 decision to top-seeded Justin Thomas of Oklahoma.

Zach Carlson recorded a 10-1 major decision over North Dakota State’s Michael Otomo in preliminary action, then came up on the wrong of a major decision in the quarterfinals, falling 11-3 to second-seeded Drew Foster of Northern Iowa.

In the team standings, SDSU is in 10th place after the first session with 11 points. Oklahomas State is first with 65.5 points, followed by Iowa State with 48.5 points and Northern Iowa at 35.5.

Saturday’s second session is set to begin at 5 p.m. and will feature semifinal and consolation quarterfinal matches.

COMPLETE SDSU RESULTS
125: Gregory Coapstick, Fr., Frisco, Texas (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #2 Brent Fleetwood, North Dakota State, by fall 1:03
Consolation Round of 8: vs. Mitch Brown, Utah Valley

133: Rylee Molitor, R-Fr., Sartell, Minnesota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #1 Daton Fix, Oklahoma State, by fall 6:01
Consolation Round of 8: vs. Jack Skudlarczyk, Northern Iowa

141: Aric Williams, R-Fr., Pierre, South Dakota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #5 Kaid Brock, Oklahoma State, by tech. fall, 15-0 [5:13]
Consolation Round of 8: vs. #6 Sam Turner, Wyoming

149: #7 Henry Pohlmeyer, Jr., Johnston, Iowa (1-0 record)
Round of 16: Bye
Quarterfinals: dec. #2 Max Thomsen, Northern Iowa, 5-4
Semifinals: vs. #3 Jarrett Degen, Iowa State

157: #8 Colten Carlson, So., Willmar, Minnesota (1-1 record)
Round of 16: def. Grant Lamont, Utah Valley, by fall 4:15
Quarterfinals: lost to #1 Justin Thomas, Oklahoma, by dec., 5-1
Consolation Round of 8: vs. Jordan Robison, Northern Colorado

165: Logan Peterson, Sr., Lake Lillian, Minnesota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #5 Andrew Fogarty, North Dakota State, by fall 2:20
Consolation Round of 8: vs. #6 Isaiah Hokit, Fresno State

174: Samuel Grove, R-Fr., Moorhead, Minnesota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #5 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming, by major dec., 10-1
Consolation Round of 8: vs. #6 Lorenzo De La Riva, North Dakota State

184: #7 Zach Carlson, Jr., Kerkhoven, Minnesota (1-1 record)
Round of 16: major dec. Michael Otomo, North Dakota State, 10-1
Quarterfinals: lost to #2 Drew Foster, Northern Iowa, by major dec., 11-3
Consolation Round of 8: vs. Jake Thompson, Air Force

197: Martin Mueller, Jr., Rapid City, South Dakota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #4 Tanner Orndoff, Utah Valley, by fall 6:23
Consolation Round of 8: vs. #6 Noah Adams, West Virginia

285: Blake Wolters, So., Pipestone, Minnesota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #7 Brandon Ngati, West Virginia, by dec., 6-0
Consolation Round of 8: vs. #8 Kayne Hutchinson, Air Force

TEAM SCORES

  1. Oklahoma State – 65.5
  2. Iowa State – 48.5
  3. Northern Iowa – 35.5
  4. Wyoming – 31.5
  5. Fresno State – 28.5
  6. North Dakota State – 27.0
  7. Oklahoma – 26.0
  8. Utah Valley – 23.0
  9. Northern Colorado – 13.5
  10. South Dakota State – 11.0
  11. West Virginia – 9.0
  12. Air Force – 2.0

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