Augustana competes at Younes Hospitality Open

KEARNEY, Neb.–The Augustana wrestling team traveled to Kearney, Nebraska, on Saturday for the Younes Hospitality Open. The Vikings had 14 participants in the tournament, part of the nearly 600 in the event spanning 16 mats.

The Younes Hospitality Open is billed as the largest college tournament in the country, spanning NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NAIA, and junior colleges.

Freshman Connor Simmonds competed in the Amateur 149-pound bracket. Simmonds entered the consolation bracket after a first-round defeat, moving through six rounds to tally 11.5 team points for Augustana. He recorded three falls and won the sixth round of the bracket by major decision.

Freshman Derek Werner, competing in the Amateur 197-pound bracket, recorded two falls in the first and second rounds to move to the quarterfinal. Werner earned five team points for the Vikings.

Other Vikings in the event included John Babineau recording a 3-2 record, Kade Simmons going 3-2, Payton Anderson totaling a 3-2 mark and Danny Reynolds going 3-2.

Up Next: Augustana returns to the mat at the Elmen Center on December Third to host the Upper Iowa Peacocks. The Vikings will be making their home dual debut for the season.

UN-Kearney Younes Hospitality Open Results

Elite 149
Brayden Curry
Champ. Round 1 – Brayden Curry (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Aj Salinas (Doane University) won by major decision over Brayden Curry (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 14-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Levi Green (Baker (Kan.)) won by decision over Brayden Curry (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 6-0)

Elite 165
Jacob Tvinnereim
Champ. Round 1 – Emmett Kuntz (Central Missouri) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Aidan Funk (Colorado School Of Mines) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Elijah Valdez (Colorado State University – Pueblo) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 8-1)

Amateur 125
Christian Olsen
Champ. Round 1 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over D`Andre Brown (Newman) (Dec 4-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Landon Stocks (Doane University) (Fall 1:00)
Champ. Round 3 – Gabriel Taboa (Colorado State University – Pueblo) won by fall over Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 1:01)
Cons. Round 4 – Tucker Owens (Air Force Prep) won by decision over Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 6-2)

Amateur 125
John Babineau
Champ. Round 1 – John Babineau (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – John Babineau (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Adam Roberts (Concordia (Neb.)) (Dec 12-5)
Champ. Round 3 – Estevan Encinias (Doane University) won by decision over John Babineau (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 4 – John Babineau (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Benjamin Schmitz (Morningside (Iowa)) (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Round 5 – John Babineau (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Hunter Bennett (Doane University) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 6 – Jaden Verhagen (Mary) won by fall over John Babineau (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 2:24)

Amateur 141
Kade Sammons
Champ. Round 1 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Josh Broyles (Concordia (Neb.)) (TF 16-0)
Champ. Round 3 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won in sudden victory – 1 over Ethan Wonser (Minot State) (SV-1 6-4)
Quarterfinal – Darren Green (Wyoming) won by fall over Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 6:38)
Cons. Round 6 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won in sudden victory – 1 over Parker Wright (Ottawa University) (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Round 7 – Caleb Nathan (Western Wyoming College) won by decision over Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 4-0)

Amateur 141
Seth Nebel
Champ. Round 1 – Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Aidan Noonan (Wyoming) won by fall over Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 4:48)
Cons. Round 2 – Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Grayson LeCompte (Adams State) won by major decision over Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 13-1)

Amateur 141
Gage Long
Champ. Round 1 – Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Isaac Ortega (Minot State) (Fall 4:03)
Champ. Round 3 – Conor Goucher (Colorado State University – Pueblo) won by tech fall over Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) (TF 20-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Grayson LeCompte (Adams State) won by forfeit over Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) (FF)

Amateur 149
Kyle Boeke
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Dawson Chavez (Barton) (Maj 10-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Maximus Brabson (Western Colorado University) won in sudden victory – 1 over Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) (SV-1 10-8)
Cons. Round 2 – Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Wyatt Schneider (Mary) (Fall 2:23)
Cons. Round 3 – Rudy Lopez (University of Northern Colorado) won by decision over Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 10-5)

Amateur 149
Connor Simmonds
Champ. Round 1 – Bryce Boumans (Northwest Kansas Technical College) won by major decision over Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 14-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Adones Puig-Hink (Doane University) (Fall 1:04)
Cons. Round 3 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jeaven Scdoris (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 0:43)
Cons. Round 4 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Alec Viduya (Air Force) (TF 18-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Daniel Caddy (Colorado School Of Mines) (Fall 2:41)
Cons. Round 6 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Evan Killgore (New Mexico Highlands) (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 7 – Brody Arrants (Nebraska-Kearney) won by no contest over Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (NC)

Amateur 157
Payton Anderson
Champ. Round 1 – Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Calvin Bahl (Colorado State University – Pueblo) (Fall 2:57)
Champ. Round 3 – Jace Fisher (Newman) won by decision over Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Felix Saunders (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Dean Neff (Chadron State) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 6 – Tristian David (Colorado School Of Mines) won by fall over Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 2:47)

Amateur 174
Nathan Simmonds
Champ. Round 1 – Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Kolton Kammeyer (Midland (Neb.)) (Dec 8-4)
Champ. Round 3 – Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Remington Winmill (Colorado State University – Pueblo) (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal – Gage Hockett (Wyoming) won by major decision over Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 15-1)
Cons. Round 6 – Garrett Bakarich (Colorado School Of Mines) won by fall over Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 2:42)

Amateur 184
Gavin Gulbranson
Champ. Round 1 – Kasten Grape (Morningside (Iowa)) won by fall over Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 0:42)
Cons. Round 1 – Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Deston Miller (Pratt Community College) won by decision over Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 2-1)

Amateur 184
Danny Reynolds
Champ. Round 1 – Danny Reynolds (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Danny Reynolds (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Quayin Short (Wyoming) (Dec 3-1)
Champ. Round 3 – Jesse Daniel Perez (Ottawa University) won by major decision over Danny Reynolds (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 15-5)
Cons. Round 4 – Danny Reynolds (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Colby Huynh (Wyoming) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 5 – Danny Reynolds (Augustana (SD)) won by medical forfeit over Dominick Leon (Hastings (Neb.)) (MFF)
Cons. Round 6 – Rowdy Pfeil (Chadron State) won by decision over Danny Reynolds (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 12-5)

Amateur 197
Derek Werner
Champ. Round 1 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jared Atkeson (Wayne State) (Fall 2:17)
Champ. Round 2 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jacob Lorenz (Western Colorado University) (Fall 0:28)
Quarterfinal – Malachi Karibo (Baker (Kan.)) won by major decision over Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 11-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Garret Moser (York (Neb.)) won by medical forfeit over Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) (MFF)

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