Seven Oles conclude season at NCAA Upper Midwest Regional

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – First year Kris Kurtz picked up the lone victory of the day in the 184-pound bracket as seven members of the St. Olaf College wrestling team competed at the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional on Friday at Augsburg University’s Si Melby Hall.

After being pinned in his opening-round match, Kurtz responded by winning a 6-3 decision over Romeo Hernandez of Pacific in the first round of the consolation draw. The first year then saw his day end by fall against Isaac Odell of Wheaton (Ill.)

Of the other six Oles to compete, four came up against nationally-ranked opponents in the opening round.

NCAA DIII Regional Upper Midwest Brackets/Results on TrackWrestling.com

Luke Wallace – 133
Round 1: lost by fall at 2:03 to No. 2 Victor Gliva of Augsburg
Cons. Round 1: lost by decision (9-5) to Thomas Severson of UW-Eau Claire

Jack Ridgway – 149
Round 1: lost by fall at 4:05 to Sam Wenzel of UW-La Crosse
Cons. Round 1: lost by disqualification to Dylan Hanson of Saint John’s

Bryant Ridgway – 157
Round 1: lost by tech fall (TF-1.5 6:07, 16-1) to No. 1 Grant Zamin of UW-La Crosse
Cons. Round 1: lost by decision (8-3) to Carson Cool of Concordia (Wis.)

Hadim Kon – 165
Round 1: lost by fall at 0:40 to Chase Schmidt of UW-Eau Claire
Cons. Round 1: lost by fall at 2:46 to Stephen Watson of Wheaton (Ill.)

Jonathan Thomas – 174
Round 1: lost by fall at 0:29 to No. 6 Evan Lawrence of UW-Eau Claire
Cons. Round 1: lost by fall at 0:24 to Austin Stebane of UW-Stevens Point

Kris Kurtz – 184
Round 1: lost by fall at 2:42 to Helton Vandenbush of M.S.O.E.
Cons. Round 1: won by decision (6-3) over Romeo Hernandez of Pacific
Cons. Round 2: lost by fall at 0:33 to Isaac Odell of Wheaton (Ill.)

Harlen Nolasco – 285
Round 1: lost by fall at 1:27 to No. 4 Lucius Rinehart of UW-Platteville
Cons. Round 1: lost by fall at 5:40 to Chase Dockter of Concordia-Moorhead

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