Hayward Places First at Yellowjacket Open

Mavericks Have Four Placers at Yellowjacket Open and Pointer Open

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State’s Drake Hayward, a sophomore at 157, led the Mavericks at the Yellowjacket Open hosted by Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minn., Saturday.

Hayward went 5-0 at the tournament, defeating Cooper Larson (Wisconsin-La Crosse) in the championship match 8-3.

Another Maverick who placed at the open tournament was Caleb Meunier, who went 4-1 in placing second at 149.

Minnesota State also had two wrestlers at the Pointer Open in Stevens Point, Wis., Saturday. Michael Smith placed fifth at 174, placing 4-2 at the tournament. Max Villnow placed fourth at 285 going 5-2 to start the season.

All wrestlers were unattached at both tournaments.

RCTC Yellowjacket Open results

Pointer Open results

The Mavericks take the mat again on Nov. 12 at the Luther Open in Decorah, Iowa.

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Yellowjacket Open Results for Minnesota State

Isaiah Mlsna (133)
Champ. Round 1 – Elon Rodriguez (Triton Community College) won by forfeit over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) (FF)
Cons. Round 1 – Jackson McCormick (Rochester-CTC) won by forfeit over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) (FF)
Kadyn Kraye (149)
Champ. Round 1 – Anthony Bitner (Triton Community College) won by forfeit over Kadyn Kraye (Minnesota State) (FF)
Cons. Round 1 – Daquion Goodbeir (Iowa Central Community College) won by forfeit over Kadyn Kraye (Minnesota State) FF
Wilson Bastyr (149)
Champ. Round 1 – Wilson Bastyr (Minnesota State) won by fall over Christian Adam (Triton Community College) (Fall 0:13)
Champ. Round 2 – Wilson Bastyr (Minnesota State) won by fall over Seth Littrell (Nebraska Wesleyan) (Fall 0:21)
Quarterfinal – Matt Sarbo (Iowa Central Community College) won by major decision over Wilson Bastyr (Minnesota State) (Maj 20-7)
Cons. Round 4 – Wilson Bastyr (Minnesota State) won by decision over Drake Campbell (Triton Community College) Dec 8-2
Cons. Semi – Anthony Bitner (Triton Community College) won by decision over Wilson Bastyr (Minnesota State) Dec 2-1
Caleb Meunier (149) – 2nd place
Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Luke Studer (Saint Cloud) (Fall 4:13)
Champ. Round 2 – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Justice Hefley (Iowa Central College) (Fall 3:55)
Quarterfinal – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Taedon Nichols (Ridgeview Community College) (Fall 3:54)
Semifinal – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Aoci Bernard (St. Cloud) (Fall 4:04)
1st Place Match – Matt Sarbo (Iowa Central Community College) won by decision over Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) (Dec 20-13)
Kain Sanders (149)
Champ. Round 1 – Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) won by decision over Drake Campbell (Triton Community College) (Dec 8-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) won by decision over Juan Garcia (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal – Aoci Bernard (St. Cloud) won by decision over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Markus Brown (UW-Eau Claire) won by decision over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) Dec 7-5
Drake Hayward (157) – 1st place
Champ. Round 1 – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by fall over Dietrich Woods (Nebraska Wesleyan) (Fall 0:20)
Champ. Round 2 – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by decision over Tallin Johnson (Southwest Minnesota State University) (Dec 7-3)
Quarterfinal – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Ethan Birch (St. Cloud) (Maj 9-1)
Semifinal – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Kaden Renner (University of Mary) (Maj 11-2)
1st Place Match – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by decision over Cooper Larson (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 8-3)
Jett Thoreson (157)
Champ. Round 1 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by fall over Ty Klatt (Iowa Central College) (Fall 1:26)
Champ. Round 2 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Kyler Grems (Minnesota West Community College) (Maj 13-4)
Quarterfinal – Kaden Renner (University of Mary) won by fall over Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) (Fall 1:46)
Cons. Round 4 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Nathan Napolitano (Iowa Central Community College) Dec 6-5
Cons. Semi – Ethan Birch (Saint Cloud State) won by fall over Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) Fall 3:43
Payton Kostka (157)
Champ. Round 1 – Gabriel Wagner (University of Mary) won by fall over Payton Kostka (Minnesota State) (Fall 2:26)
Cons. Round 1 – Payton Kostka (Minnesota State) won by fall over Travis Guzman (Nebraska Wesleyan) Fall 0:55
Cons. Round 2 – Tallin Johnson (Southwest State) won by fall over Payton Kostka (Minnesota State) Fall 1:17
Mason Teaser (165)
Champ. Round 1 – Mason Teaser (Minnesota State) won by fall over Erik Darling (Cloud County) (Fall 2:32)
Champ. Round 2 – Asaduddin Khaja (Harper CC) won by fall over Mason Teaser (Minnesota State) (Fall 1:02)
Cons. Round 2 – William Krueger (UW-Eau Claire) won by fall over Mason Teaser (Minnesota State) Fall 2:13
Kole Marko (165)
Champ. Round 1 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Coy Gunderson (Augustana) won by decision over Kole Marko (Minnesota State) (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by decision over Piersson Czaplinski (Wisconsin-La Crosse) Dec 11-4
Cons. Round 3 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Jair Diaz (Harper CC) TF 15-0
Cons. Round 4 – Joey Mushinsky (University of Mary) won by decision over Kole Marko (Minnesota State) Dec 7-6
Mason Askelsen (197)
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Franklin (Rochester-CTC) won in sudden victory over Mason Askelsen (Minnesota State) (SV-1 8-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Mason Askelsen (Minnesota State) won by fall over Johan Rodvik (Ridgewater Community College) (Fall 4:11)
Cons. Round 2 – Rives Hargis (Iowa Central Community) won by fall over Mason Askelsen (Minnesota State) (Fall 6:54)

Pointer Open Results for Minnesota State

Michael Smith (174) – 5th place
Champ. Round 1 – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) won by dec. over Drake Regenhardt (Wisconsin-Parks) (Dec. 11-4)
Champ. Round 2 – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) won by fall over Vinny Querciagrossa (Augustana (IL)) (Fall 4:32)
Quarterfinal – Eric Bauer (Wisconsin-Parks) won by decision over Michael Smith (Minnesota State) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) won by decision over Crosby Schlosser (Wisconsin-Parkside) Dec 6-1
Cons. Round 4 – Luke Silva (Aurora University) won by fall over Michael Smith (Minnesota State) Fall 1:09
5th Place Match – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) won by fall over Samuel West (Central (IA)) Fall 0:38
Max Villnow (285) – 4th place
Champ. Round 1 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) received a bye
Champ. Round 3 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) won in sudden victory over Shelby Jones (Wisconsin-White) (SV-1 3-1)
Quarterfinal – Lloyd Reynolds (Wisconsin-Parkside) won by decision over Max Villnow (Minnesota State) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) won by decision over Cam`ron Harper (Aurora University) Dec 6-0
Cons. Round 4 – Max Villnow (Minnesota State) won by decision over Christopher Krum (Albion) Dec 3-2
3rd Place Match – Robby Bates (North Central) won by major decision over Max Villnow (Minnesota State) Maj 12-0

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