BROOKINGS, S.D. – The University of Minnesota wrestling program wrapped competition at the Daktronics Open, as the Maroon & Gold brought home a champion in 184-pounder Michial Foy.
Foy went 3-0 on the day, including a ranked win over No. 26 Cade King (South Dakota State) in the finals. Knotted at 1-1 late in the match, Foy secured the match-winning takedown to ice the match, as a stall point and a riding time point would push the score to a 5-1 decision win for Foy.
The Gophers also had a finalist at 133 pounds, as Jake Gliva would place second on the day after falling to Iowa State’s Evan Frost by 10-1 major decision in the finals.
Gliva went 2-1 on the day, with decision wins over Beau Klingensmith (Northern Iowa) and Sam Hrabovsky (Iowa State) en route to the finals.
The Maroon & Gold’s next highest finisher would come at 197 pounds where Gabe Nagel would tally a third-place finish. Nagel would drop his opening round match, but rattle off three wins on the backside to take third, including a 14-3 major decision over Kaleb Runyon (Northern Iowa) in the third-place bout.
Marcos Polanco and Jager Eisch would each place fourth at 149 pounds and 133 pounds, respectively. Theo Cha, Drew Roberts, Sam Skillings, and Rowan Morgan would all finish fifth in their respective weight classes, while Blaine Brenner would round out the Gopher placewinners with a sixth-place finish at 149 pounds.