Two Vikings Take First-Place At DWU Open

MITCHELL, S.D.– Augustana wrestling participated in the DWU Open in Mitchell, South Dakota, on Saturday, claiming first place in two weight classes. Five Viking wrestlers took home second place in the tournament.

Jack Huffman, competing in the 133-pound weight class, went 4-0 on the day recording a fall in his first match. Huffman defeated his opponents with two major decisions and a 3-1 decision in the final against teammate Brandon Carroll.

Steven Hajas was victorious in the 285-pound weight class. Hajas, ranked No. 4 nationally, defeated five opponents and recorded two falls and two technical falls at the tournament.

Brandon Carroll placed second in the 133-pound weight class, going 3-1 with a bye in the first round. Carroll recorded one fall and won by major decision in the semifinal against No. 2 nationally-ranked Garrett Vos of St. Cloud State.

Tyler Wagener competed in the 157-pound bracket and placed second. Wagener recorded two falls on the day.

Miles Fitzgerald placed second in the 165-pound weight class. Fitzgerald went 3-1, recording one fall and one technical fall.

Kolby Kost captured second place in the 184-pound bracket with two falls including one against the No. 8 ranked wrestler in the nation.

Daniel Bishop competed in the 197-pound weight class, going 4-1 with three technical falls and a close 3-1 decision loss to a nationally ranked opponent.

Kage Lenger (unattached) captured third place in the 141-pound bracket, recording two falls and two technical falls to go 4-1 at the tournament.

Dakota Wesleyan Open Results

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Open 125
Thurman Christensen
Champ. Round 1 – Thurman Christensen (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Paxton Creese (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Thurman Christensen (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 4:10)
Cons. Round 2 – Adam Roberts (Concordia (Neb.)) won by decision over Thurman Christensen (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 10-4)

Open 125
Christian Olsen
Champ. Round 1 – Nic Cantu (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 5:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Broderick Green (Fort Hays State) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Dezmond Mcsellers (York (Neb.)) (Fall 4:25)
Cons. Round 4 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Harley Williamson (York (Neb.)) (Dec 10-7)
Cons. Round 5 – Nic Cantu (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 9-1)

Open 133
Jack Huffman
Champ. Round 1 – Jack Huffman (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jack Huffman (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jackson Shea (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 2:32)
Quarterfinal – Jack Huffman (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Daniel Valeria (St. Cloud State) (Maj 11-3)
Semifinal – Jack Huffman (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Gabriel Howard (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Maj 8-0)
1st Place Match – Jack Huffman (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Brandon Carroll (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-1)

Open 133
Brandon Carroll
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Carroll (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Brandon Carroll (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Daniel DeRosier (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 11-5)
Quarterfinal – Brandon Carroll (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Isaac Agabin (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 5:21)
Semifinal – Brandon Carroll (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Garrett Vos (St. Cloud State) (Maj 16-8)
1st Place Match – Jack Huffman (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Brandon Carroll (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-1)

Open 141
Kenneth Lenger
Champ. Round 1 – Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Hayden Straumann (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 3:26)
Quarterfinal – Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Augustus Donovan (St. Cloud State) (TF 22-6)
Semifinal – Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 12-5)
Cons. Semi – Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 2:34)
3rd Place Match – Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Ethan Krey (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (TF 17-1)

Open 141
Seth Nebel
Champ. Round 1 – Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ethan Krey (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by major decision over Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 9-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Mohamed Siidow (Wayne State College) (Fall 4:50)
Cons. Round 4 – Tommy Beringer (Jamestown (N.D.)) won by major decision over Seth Nebel (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 16-2)

Open 141
Gage Long
Champ. Round 1 – Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 1:35)
Cons. Round 2 – Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Antonio Ruiz (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Anthony Aragon (York (Neb.)) (Fall 3:44)
Cons. Round 4 – Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Zach Zitek (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 10-2)

Open 141
Kade Sammons
Champ. Round 1 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Rees Lehman (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 2:35)
Quarterfinal – Cameron Riggs (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 14-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Maximus Barajas (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Gage Long (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Semi – Kenneth Lenger (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 2:34)
5th Place Match – Kade Sammons (Augustana (SD)) won by medical forfeit over Tommy Beringer (Jamestown (N.D.)) (MFF)

Open 149
Kyle Boeke
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Dylan Crawford (Hastings (Neb.)) (Fall 4:18)
Champ. Round 2 – Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Tyler Soltau (Southwest Minnesota State) (Maj 10-2)
Quarterfinal – Nick Novak (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) (TF 19-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 6-5)

Open 149
Connor Simmonds
Champ. Round 1 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Josh Jansen (Wayne State College) (Fall 0:43)
Champ. Round 2 – Ethan Leake (Chadron State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (SV-1 11-9)
Cons. Round 2 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Keagan Mosel (York (Neb.)) (TF 17-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jesus Murillo (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Fall 2:47)
Cons. Round 4 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Kyle Boeke (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 5 – Cason Lindsey (Fort Hays State) won by decision over Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 8-7)

Open 149
Keaten Schorr
Champ. Round 1 – Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Tommy Klemesrud (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) (Fall 1:50)
Quarterfinal – Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Robert Shields (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 7-3)
Semifinal – Jake Barzowski (St. Cloud State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Semi – Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Cason Lindsey (Fort Hays State) (Fall 4:24)
3rd Place Match – Ezekial Williamson (St. Cloud State) won by injury default over Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) (Inj. 0:00)

Open 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 Ayden Villicana (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Fall 0:48)
Quarterfinal – Colby Njos (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Harrison Gocke (Chadron State) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 5 – Blake Thomsen (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Payton Anderson (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-2)

Open 157
Tyler Wagener
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Wagener (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Spencer Miller (St. Cloud State) (Fall 7:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Tyler Wagener (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Harrison Gocke (Chadron State) (Fall 1:36)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Wagener (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Tyler Collins (Nebraska-Kearney) (Maj 13-4)
Semifinal – Tyler Wagener (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over James Pierandozzi (St. Cloud State) (Dec 2-0)
1st Place Match – Colby Njos (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Tyler Wagener (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 2-0)

Open 165
Miles Fitzgerald
Champ. Round 1 – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Sebastian Zamorano (St. Cloud State) (TF 19-3)
Quarterfinal – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Park Beeler (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Fall 2:22)
Semifinal – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana (SD)) won in sudden victory – 1 over Jared Head (St. Cloud State) (SV-1 10-8)
1st Place Match – Devin Donovan (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-2)

Open 165
Jacob Tvinnereim
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Nathan Moore (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 3-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Garrett Arment (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jose Sanchez (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 1:13)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Carston Toedter (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Fall 2:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-1)

Open 165
Dylan Schuck
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Clint Herrick (Fort Hays State) (Fall 2:35)
Champ. Round 2 – Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Kaleb Bigelow (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) (TF 20-3)
Quarterfinal – Bryce Fitzpatrick (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Taygen Smith (Hastings (Neb.)) won by decision over Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 6-3)

Open 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 Tryston Rogers (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Dec 13-11)
Quarterfinal – Shaeden Scheidt (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (Maj 14-5)
Cons. Round 4 – Mac Copeland (St. Cloud State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Nathan Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (SV-1 6-4)

Open 174
Cade Mueller
Champ. Round 1 – Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Blayze Standley (Fort Hays State) (Fall 0:59)
Champ. Round 2 – Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Cole Halouska (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) (Maj 12-4)
Quarterfinal – Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Khali Vilavong (Jamestown (N.D.)) (TF 16-0)
Semifinal – Trenton Munoz (Hastings (Neb.)) won by decision over Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Semi – Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Mac Copeland (St. Cloud State) (Maj 8-0)
3rd Place Match – Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) and Dominic Murphy (St. Cloud State) (DFF)

Open 184
Gavin Gulbranson
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Vodicka (Nebraska-Kearney) won by decision over Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 4-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Cullen Glatt (Jamestown (N.D.)) (TF 18-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Gavyn Brauer (Nebraska-Kearney) (Fall 4:45)
Cons. Round 3 – Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Ryder Fuchs (Chadron State) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Tyson Meyer (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Gavin Gulbranson (Augustana (SD)) (TF 18-1)

Open 184
Kolby Kost
Champ. Round 1 – Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Cesar Maddox (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 1:31)
Champ. Round 2 – Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Jackson Kinsella (Nebraska-Kearney) (Maj 14-5)
Quarterfinal – Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Dereck Samudio (York (Neb.)) (Fall 1:39)
Semifinal – Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) (Fall 2:57)
1st Place Match – Caden Steffen (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 13-6)

Open 184
Jackson Sweeney
Champ. Round 1 – Jackson Sweeney (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Orlando Rosa (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Fall 3:16)
Champ. Round 2 – Jackson Sweeney (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Gavyn Brauer (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 9-4)
Quarterfinal – William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jackson Sweeney (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 4 – Jeremiah Glise (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by forfeit over Jackson Sweeney (Augustana (SD)) (FF)

Open 197
Derek Werner
Champ. Round 1 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Manny McGill (York (Neb.)) (Fall 0:48)
Champ. Round 2 – Andrew Demos (Nebraska-Kearney) won by decision over Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Isaac Renas (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 3:29)
Cons. Round 3 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Connor Mahoney (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 3:12)
Cons. Round 4 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jared Atkeson (Wayne State College) (Fall 1:51)
Cons. Round 5 – Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) won by medical forfeit over Joshua Goeden (Jamestown (N.D.)) (MFF)
Cons. Semi – Tereus Henry (Fort Hays State) won by no contest over Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) (NC)
5th Place Match – Dillion McEachran (Southwest Minnesota State) won by no contest over Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) (NC)

Open 197
Daniel Bishop
Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Mitchell Peabody (Nebraska-Kearney) (TF 17-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Isaac Grams (St. Cloud State) (TF 16-0)
Quarterfinal – Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Jared Atkeson (Wayne State College) (TF 16-0)
Semifinal – Daniel Bishop (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Dillion McEachran (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 5-3)

Open 285
Steven Hajas
Champ. Round 1 – Steven Hajas (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Ashton Brecht (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (TF 15-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Steven Hajas (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Crew Howard (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 7-0)
Quarterfinal – Steven Hajas (Augustana (SD)) won by tech fall over Marce Vasquez (York (Neb.)) (TF 18-2)
Semifinal – Steven Hajas (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Matthew Wilke (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 2:56)
1st Place Match – Steven Hajas (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Jacob Dykes (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 4:33)

Open 285
Jarret Haglund
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Dykes (Southwest Minnesota State) won by fall over Jarret Haglund (Augustana (SD)) (Fall 2:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Jarret Haglund (Augustana (SD)) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Jarret Haglund (Augustana (SD)) won by decision over Ian Howell (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Kaleb Haase (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Jarret Haglund (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 3-0)

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