Gophers Finish with Three Placers at Cliff Keen Invitational

LAS VEGAS – Minnesota wrapped up competition at the Cliff Keen Invitational on Saturday afternoon, as they walked away with three total placers on the weekend. As a team, the Gophers also scored a total of 34 team points on the weekend.

Jake Gliva came out of the weekend as Minnesota’s highest finisher in the tournament, taking sixth place at 133 pounds. Gliva kicked off his second day with a pair of decision victories over Cornell’s Dominic LaJoie and Binghamton’s Anthony Sobatker by scores of 4-0 and 4-3, respectively. However, Gliva would fall in the consolation semifinals by sudden victory to Hayden Druery of Utah Valley, and would lose via pinfall in the fifth-place bout against Navy’s Joshua Koderhandt.

Jake Bergeland went 2-1 on the day to finish in seventh place at 141 pounds. He defeated conference opponent Frankie Tal Shahar of Northwestern by a 4-2 sudden-victory decision, but would lose by tech fall to No. 11 Grant Willits (Oregon State) in the next round of the consolations. Dropping down to the seventh-place match, Bergeland would rebound by defeating CSU-Bakersfield’s Angelo Martinoni for the second time this weekend by major decision.

Michael Blockhus started his day off with a good win against Wyoming’s Jaron Jensen, but would drop his next two matches against ranked opponents in No. 6 Jaden Abas (Stanford) and No. 15 Legend Lamer (Cal Poly) to take eighth place for the tournament.

The Gophers will now head home to prepare for yet another tournament next weekend, as they will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 11 to partake in the UNI Open in what will be their final competition before the holiday break.

Cliff Keen Invitational Results

133: Jake Gliva
Round of 16: Jake Gliva dec. No. 20 Job Greenwood (Wyoming), 5-0
Quarterfinals: No. 6 Chris Cannon (Northwestern) dec. Jake Gliva, 5-0
Cons. Round of 8: Jake Gliva dec. Dominic LaJoie (Cornell), 4-0
Cons. Round of 4: Jake Gliva dec. Anthony Sobotker (Binghamton), 4-3
Cons. Semifinals: Hayden Druery (Utah Valley) dec. Jake Gliva, 4-2 SV-1
Fifth Place Match: Joshua Koderhandt (Navy) pinned Jake Gliva, 3:53

141: Jake Bergeland
Round of 32: No. 23 Jake Bergeland pinned Jordan Carlucci (Sacred Heart), 3:25
Round of 16: No. 23 Jake Bergeland maj. dec. Angelo Martinoni (CSU-Bakersfield), 9-1
Quarterfinals: No. 10 Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) dec. No. 23 Jake Bergeland, 6-3
Cons. Round of 8: No. 23 Jake Bergeland dec. Frankie Tal Shahar (Northwestern), 4-2 SV1
Cons. Round of 4: No. 11 Grant Willits (Oregon State) tech fall No. 23 Jake Bergeland, 17-2
Seventh Place Match: No. 23 Jake Bergeland maj. dec. Angelo Martinoni (CSU-Bakersfield), 9-0

149: Michael Blockhus
Round of 32: No. 21 Michael Blockhus tech fall Josh Breeding (Princeton), 20-5
Round of 16: No. 21 Michael Blockhus inj. def. No. 23 Kanen Storr (Michigan), 2:31
Quarterfinals: No. 1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell) dec. No. 21 Michael Blockhus, 8-3
Cons. Round of 8: No. 21 Michael Blockhus dec. Jaron Jensen (Wyoming), 9-5
Cons. Round of 4: No. 6 Jaden Abas (Stanford) dec. Michael Blockhus, 9-4
Seventh Place Match: No. 15 Legend Lamer (Cal Poly) dec. Michael Blockhus, 7-3

165: Cael Carlson
Round of 32: Brevin Cassella (Binghamton) dec. Cael Carlson, 4-0
Cons. Round of 16: Brady Chisman (Kent State) pinned Cael Carlson, 1:30

174: Jared Krattiger
Round of 32: No. 20 Jared Krattiger dec. Albert Urias (CSU-Bakersfield), 3-1 SV1
Round of 16: No. 17 Aaron Olmos (Oregon State) dec. No. 20 Jared Krattiger, 8-3
Cons. Round of 16: Kekana Fouret (Utah Valley) pinned No. 20 Jared Krattiger, 2:19

197: Michial Foy
Round of 32: No. 15 Michial Foy maj. dec. Hayden Prince (Nebraska-Kearney), 11-3
Round of 16: No. 7 Patrick Brucki (Michigan) maj. dec. No. 15 Michial Foy, 13-3
Cons. Round of 16: No. 15 Michial Foy pinned Connor Rossi (Sacred Heart), 0:49
Cons. Round of 8: No. 22 Jacob Koser (Navy) dec. No. 15 Michial Foy, 1-0

HWT: Keaton Kluever
Round of 32: Lee Herrington (Nebraska-Kearney) dec. Keaton Kluever, 10-4
Cons. Round of 16: Riley Smith (Navy) dec. Keaton Kluever, 11-4

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