This past weekend the Rochester Community and Technical College wrestling team competed in the Augsburg College Auggie-Adidas Invite wrestling tournament.
The Jackets had a great day of wrestling placing ten individuals in the tournament.
RCTC Yellowjackets Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, MN) had another successful tournament going 4-0, placing 1st in the 157 Gold bracket. Alex began the day with a fall over Anthony Metallo of Platteville in 1:30. He then won by decision over Nolan Hertel of UW-LaCrosse 9-5. In the semis, Lloyd majored Patrick Boylanger of St. Mary 17-3. His final match of the day came against #3 NCAA D3 ranked Grant Zamin of UW-LaCrosse. Lloyd secured a final takedown in the closing seconds of the match to win 5-3. Alex is currently 14-1 this season and ranked #6 in the NJCAA.
Seth Brossard (Kenyon, MN) had another great week of wrestling, improving his record to 14-4 this season. Seth started the day with a 17-4 major decision over Alexander Thompson of Morningside. In his second round, he received a medical forfeit, which moved him into the semi-finals. In the semis, Brossard recorded his ninth pin of the season with a fall in 5:10 over Josh Verbeten of Augsburg. In the finals, Seth lost to 2x NCAA D3 National Champ Ryan Epps of Augsburg. Seth is currently ranked #8 in the NJCAA.
Gavin Christoffersen (So. St. Paul, MN) went 3-1 on the day, placing 2nd in the 174 Silver bracket. Gavin put together three straight wins to advance to the finals. In the finals, Gavin lost a close match of Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann of Augsburg 9-8.
Rich Hammonds (Anoka, MN), wrestling Unattached, won his second tournament of the season by defeating Lorenzo Hernandez of Augsburg in the finals 8-3 in the 197 Silver bracket. A bigger win on the day for Hammonds was avenging his one loss on the season by outwrestling Donovan Com of Luther 2-1 in an earlier round of the tournament. Richie is currently 10-1 on the season.
Yellowjackets at Auggie-Adidas Invitational:
Francis Fuenffinger (Hibbing, MN) 125 Gold 0-2 DNP
Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, MN) 157 Gold 4-0 1st
Seth Brossard (Kenyon, MN) 165 Gold 3-1 2nd
Jeremiah Colon (Lake Crystal, MN) 184 Gold 1-2 DNP
John Noll (Lino Lakes, MN) 285 Gold 2-2 6th
Parker Dobrocky (Anoka, MN) 133 Silver 3-1 5th
Matt Frost (New York Mills, MN) 149 Silver 0-2 DNP
Brandon Kidd Jr. (Shakopee, MN) 157 Silver 2-2 4th
Noah Parish (Mankato, MN) 157 Silver 2-2 DNP
Sage Loredo-Hollon (St. Peter, MN) 165 Silver 1-2 DNP
Charlie Gellerman (Big Lake, MN) 165 Silver 2-2 6th
Gavin Christoffersen (So. St. Paul, MN) 174 Silver 3-1 2nd
Zach Stahl (Marshall, MN) 197 Silver 2-2 6th
Richie Hammonds (Anoka, MN) 197 Silver UNATTACHED 4-0 1st
Braden Willis (Isle, MN) 285 Silver 1-2 6th
The Yellowjackets are off for Thanksgiving and will pick up wrestling at the Buena Vista Open in Storm Lake, IA, on December 7th. Wrestling starts at 9:00 AM.