Augustana competes at Yellowjacket Open

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Augustana wrestling saw four podium finishes at the Yellowjacket Open on Saturday. A total of eight wrestlers finished in the top five in their weight classes. The tournament was comprised of 17 teams and over 300 wrestlers.

Cael Larson placed fourth at 149 pounds, recording wins over opponents from UMary, Wisconsin-La Crosse, and St. Cloud State.

At 157 pounds, Miles Fitzgerald placed second after going 2-1 at the tournament. Fitzgerald defeated UMary’s Leo Mushinsky and Drayden Morton, facing St. Cloud State’s Colby Njos in the final matchup.

Connor Simmonds competed at 157 pounds for the Vikings and placed fifth at the tournament.

At 165 pounds, Tyler Wagener earned a fourth-place finish, holding a record of 2-2 at the tournament.

Jacob Tvinnereim competed in the 174-pound bracket for Augustana, placing third. Tvinnereim defeated Emmanuel Zepeda of Nebraska Wesleyan and Nolan Paar of Wisconsin-La Crosse after falling to UMary’s Max Bruss in the first match.

Competing at 184 pounds, Cade Mueller saw a fourth-place finish at the Yellowjacket Open. Mueller went 1-2 at the tournament with a win over an opponent from UMary.

Edward Hajas placed second at 285 pounds for the Vikings. Hajas was victorious in his first two matches, defeating St. Cloud State’s Kaleb Haase and Nebraska Wesleyan’s Dawson Schwerdtfeger.

Also at 285 pounds, Steven Hajas placed third with victories over Nate Fredenburg and Dawson Schwerdtfeger of Nebraska Wesleyan. Hajas earned a 5-2 decision win over St. Cloud State’s Kaleb Haase to claim third place.

RCTC Yellowjacket Open results

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OPEN 125
Christian Olsen’s place is 6th and has scored 5.0 team points.
Quarterfinal – Christian Olsen (Augustana) won by decision over Brandon Murphy (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 9-3)
Semifinal – Jaxson Rohman (Augustana) won by fall over Christian Olsen (Augustana) (Fall 0:52)
Cons. Semi – Jaden Verhagen (University of Mary) won by forfeit over Christian Olsen (Augustana) (FF)
5th Place Match – John Babineau (Augustana) won by medical forfeit over Christian Olsen (Augustana) (MFF)

OPEN 125
John Babineau’s place is 5th and has scored 8.0 team points.
Quarterfinal – John Babineau (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Paxton Creese (Saint Cloud State) won by tech fall over John Babineau (Augustana) (TF 18-3)
Cons. Semi – Brandon Murphy (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by decision over John Babineau (Augustana) (Dec 13-11)
5th Place Match – John Babineau (Augustana) won by medical forfeit over Christian Olsen (Augustana) (MFF)

OPEN 141
Kade Sammons’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kade Sammons (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Alyeus Craig (Saint Cloud State) won by tech fall over Kade Sammons (Augustana) (TF 17-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Zachary Weiler (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by fall over Kade Sammons (Augustana) (Fall 6:11)

OPEN 149
Cael Larson’s place is 4th and has scored 12.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cael Larson (Augustana) won by tech fall over Devin Steidler (University of Mary) (TF 18-3)
Quarterfinal – Cael Larson (Augustana) won by decision over Tyler Goebel (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 4-3)
Semifinal – Cameron Riggs (Saint Cloud State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Cael Larson (Augustana) (SV-1 3-1)
3rd Place Match – Parker Kratochvill (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by forfeit over Cael Larson (Augustana) (FF)

OPEN 149
Kyle Boeke’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nick Novak (Saint Cloud State) won by major decision over Kyle Boeke (Augustana) (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Kyle Boeke (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Tyler Goebel (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by decision over Kyle Boeke (Augustana) (Dec 4-1)

OPEN 157
Payton Anderson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Payton Anderson (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Colby Njos (Saint Cloud State) won by decision over Payton Anderson (Augustana) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Payton Anderson (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Connor Simmonds (Augustana) won by fall over Payton Anderson (Augustana) (Fall 2:22)

OPEN 157
Miles Fitzgerald’s place is 2nd and has scored 17.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana) won by decision over Leo Mushinsky (University of Mary) (Dec 3-2)
Semifinal – Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana) won by decision over Drayden Morton (UNATTACHED) (Dec 2-0)
1st Place Match – Colby Njos (Saint Cloud State) won by decision over Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana) (Dec 4-0)

OPEN 157
Connor Simmonds’s place is 5th and has scored 14.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Blake Legred (Saint Cloud State) won by decision over Connor Simmonds (Augustana) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Connor Simmonds (Augustana) won by fall over Anthony Velazquez (University of Mary) (Fall 1:31)
Cons. Semi – Connor Simmonds (Augustana) won by fall over Payton Anderson (Augustana) (Fall 2:22)
5th Place Match – Connor Simmonds (Augustana) won by decision over Leo Mushinsky (University of Mary) (Dec 4-1)

OPEN 165
Tyler Wagener’s place is 4th and has scored 14.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Wagener (Augustana) won by fall over Cole Hansen (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Fall 2:44)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Wagener (Augustana) won by major decision over Jared Head (Saint Cloud State) (Maj 16-3)
Semifinal – Braydon Huber (University of Mary) won by decision over Tyler Wagener (Augustana) (Dec 6-2)
3rd Place Match – Riley Noble (University of Mary) won by fall over Tyler Wagener (Augustana) (Fall 3:52)

OPEN 174
Jacob Tvinnereim’s place is 3rd and has scored 14.0 team points.
Quarterfinal – Max Bruss (University of Mary) won by decision over Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana) won by fall over Daniel Alonzo (Nebraska Wesleyan University) (Fall 3:47)
Cons. Semi – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana) won by decision over Emmanuel Zepeda (Nebraska Wesleyan University) (Dec 13-7)
3rd Place Match – Jacob Tvinnereim (Augustana) won by fall over Nolan Paar (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Fall 1:43)

OPEN 184
Danny Reynolds’s place is unknown and has scored 1.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Danny Reynolds (Augustana) won by decision over Kyle Plank (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 6-5)
Quarterfinal – Shaeden Scheidt (Saint Cloud State) won by decision over Danny Reynolds (Augustana) (Dec 16-9)
Cons. Round 2 – Danny Reynolds (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Sam Bruss (University of Mary) won by decision over Danny Reynolds (Augustana) (Dec 10-6)

OPEN 184
Kolby Kost’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kolby Kost (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Tyson Meyer (Saint Cloud State) won by fall over Kolby Kost (Augustana) (Fall 6:45)
Cons. Round 2 – Kolby Kost (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi – Leo Draveling (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by major decision over Kolby Kost (Augustana) (Maj 15-5)

OPEN 184
Cade Mueller’s place is 4th and has scored 13.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cade Mueller (Augustana) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Cade Mueller (Augustana) won by decision over Sam Bruss (University of Mary) (Dec 1-0)
Semifinal – Shaeden Scheidt (Saint Cloud State) won by forfeit over Cade Mueller (Augustana) (FF)
3rd Place Match – Tyson Meyer (Saint Cloud State) won by forfeit over Cade Mueller (Augustana) (FF)

OPEN 197
Derek Werner’s place is 5th and has scored 0.0 team points.
Round 1 – Dominic Murphy (Saint Cloud State) won by major decision over Derek Werner (Augustana) (Maj 17-5)
Round 2 – Marcus Orlandoni (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by decision over Derek Werner (Augustana) (Dec 6-2)
Round 3 – Matt Kaylor (University of Mary) won by fall over Derek Werner (Augustana) (Fall 2:29)
Round 5 – Max Ramberg (Augustana) won by decision over Derek Werner (Augustana) (Dec 7-2)

OPEN 285
Edward Hajas’s place is 2nd and has scored 14.0 team points.
Quarterfinal – Edward Hajas (Augustana) won by decision over Kaleb Haase (Saint Cloud State) (Dec 3-1)
Semifinal – Edward Hajas (Augustana) won by fall over Dawson Schwerdtfeger (Nebraska Wesleyan University) (Fall 2:14)
1st Place Match – Michael Douglas (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by decision over Edward Hajas (Augustana) (Dec 3-2)

OPEN 285
Steven Hajas’s place is 3rd and has scored 14.0 team points.
Quarterfinal – Levi Malcolm (University of Mary) won by fall over Steven Hajas (Augustana) (Fall 6:55)
Cons. Round 1 – Steven Hajas (Augustana) won by fall over Nate Fredenburg (Nebraska Wesleyan University) (Fall 2:48)
Cons. Semi – Steven Hajas (Augustana) won by fall over Dawson Schwerdtfeger (Nebraska Wesleyan University) (Fall 1:13)
3rd Place Match – Steven Hajas (Augustana) won by decision over Kaleb Haase (Saint Cloud State) (Dec 5-2)