O’Brien Paces Mavericks With First-Place Finish at Central College Invitational

Pella, Iowa — #17 Minnesota State was paced by the first-place performance of junior Kolbe O’Brien at the Central College Invitational wrestling tournament hosted by Central College in Pella, Iowa, Saturday.

Competing in the 141-lb. bracket, O’Brien won all three of his matches in finishing first at the tournament. Earning third-place finishes for the Mavericks were Michael Smith (165), Trevor Turriff (174), Shane Gibson (184) and Dylan Butts (197). Max Villnow fashioned a fifth-place result.

Next action for Minnesota State is a home Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual vs. UW-Parkside Jan. 13.

Central College Invitational Results

Central College Invitational Results for Minnesota State:

Tanner Cook (125)
Champ. Round 1 – Seth I’nama (Briar Cliff) won by decision over Tanner Cook (Minnesota State) (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Tanner Cook (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Brendan Nantz (William Penn) (Maj 9-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Tanner Cook (Minnesota State) won by decision over Anthony Posas (Central) (Dec 13-6)
Consolation 1st – Curz Aguilar (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Tanner Cook (Minnesota State) (Dec 2-1)

Kolbe O’Brien (141) – 1st place
Champ. Round 1 – Kolbe O’Brien (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Kolbe O’Brien (Minnesota State) won by fall over Noah Styskal (Morningside) (Fall 1:55)
Semifinal – Kolbe O’Brien (Minnesota State) won by fall over Tyler Okada (Waldorf (Iowa)) (Fall 2:00)
1st Place Match – Kolbe O’Brien (Minnesota State) won by fall over Axel Hernandez (Buena Vista) (Fall 3:34)

Cooper Siebrecht (157)
Champ. Round 1 – Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota State) won by fall over Steven Skewes (William Penn) (Fall 2:24)
Quarterfinal – Brent Ward (Iowa Wesleyan) won by injury default over Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota State) (Inj. 1:45)
Cons. Round 2 – Logan Thorsten (St. Johns (Minn.)) won by medical forfeit over Cooper Siebrecht (Minnesota State) (MFF)

Michael Smith (165) – 3rd place
Champ. Round 1 – Michael Smith (Minnesota State)) won by fall over Ethan Hatcher (Morningside) (Fall 2:07)
Quarterfinal – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) won by fall over Garret Bruce (Buena Vista) (Fall 2:36)
Semifinal – Khaitov Mirzo (Ellsworth CC) won by fall over Michael Smith (Minnesota State)) (Fall 1:56)
3rd Place Match – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) won by decision over Tristan Massie (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) (Dec 9-5)

Trevor Turriff (174) – 3rd place
Champ. Round 1 – Trevor Turriff (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Jackson Chapin (Morningside) (TF 17-1)
Quarterfinal – Trevor Turriff (Minnesota State) won by fall over Daniel Mills (Albion) (Fall 2:11)
Semifinal – Ein Carlos (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Trevor (Minnesota State) (Fall 4:35)
3rd Place Match – Trevor Turriff (Minnesota State)) won by fall over Shyler Langley (Simpson) (Fall 6:30)

Shane Gibson (184) – 3rd place
Quarterfinal – Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Jasper Luckritz (Central) (Maj 15-6)
Semifinal – Chase McCleish (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) (Fall 2:57)
3rd Place Match – Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Cooper Stigsell (Central) (Maj 11-3)

Dylan Butts (197) – 3rd place
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Butts (Minnesota State) won by decision over Hunter DeJong (Morningside) (Dec 7-6)
Quarterfinal – Dylan Butts (Minnesota State) won by decision over Jonathan Garcia (Briar Cliff) (Dec 3-2)
Semifinal – Gage Linahon (Central) won by decision over Dylan Butts (Minnesota State) (Dec 8-5)
3rd Place Match – Dylan Butts (Minnesota State) won by decision over Matthew Montgomery (Briar Cliff) (Dec 3-2)

Joshua Piechowski (197)
Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Montgomery (Briar Cliff) won by decision over Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) won by fall over Elias Cordero (Iowa Wesleyan) (Fall 1:49)
Consolation 1st – Hunter DeJong (Morningside) won by decision over Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) (Dec 10-6)

Max Villnow (285) – 5th place
Champ. Round 1 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Owen Miller (Albion) won by fall over Max Villnow (Minnesota State) (Fall 2:10)
Cons. Round 2 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
5th Place Match – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) won by fall over Cameron Mitchell (Unattached – William Penn) (Fall 1:53)

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