Johnnies Compete at UWEC’s Don Parker Open

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Nine Saint John’s wrestlers competed at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Sophomore Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) led the Johnnies with a 2-2 record at 174 pounds, improving to 21-14 on the year. Both of his wins were for bonus points (technical fall and major decision).

Freshman Logan Thorsten (Foley, Minn.) won his first match via fall at 149 pounds, but suffered an 8-5 defeat in the second-round bout and left the tournament. Another freshman from Foley, Levi Henry, recorded SJU’s other win at 184 pounds.

Don Parker Blugold Open Results

The Johnnies return to UWEC’s McPhee Physical Education Center in three weeks for the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional on Friday (11 a.m.) and Saturday (10 a.m.), Feb. 25-26.

149 -Logan Thorsten (1-1)
157 -Julian Mares (0-2)
165 -Logan Edwards (0-2)
174 -Ben Gilbertson (2-2)
184 -Hayden Hedrington (0-2) -Levi Henry (1-2) -Nate Langer (0-2)
197 -Tommy Gilmore (0-2)
285 -Thomas Allen (0-2)

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