JAMESTOWN, N.D. — In their second day in Jamestown, the MSUM wrestling team competed at the annual Jimmie Open. The open featured wrestlers from Augustana, Concordia College, Dakota Wesleyan, Jamestown, Minot State, Northern State, Wayne State, the University of Saskatchewan, and several unattached competitors.
Highlighting the Dragon’s efforts was the performance by freshman Jacob Reinardy. The Owatonna, Minn., native won his first match by fall at 165 pounds. He followed that with a decision win in the semifinals. Taking on Minot State’s Austin Frantzich in the Jimmie Open final, Reinardy was able to get a close 4-2 decision win. The freshman was the Jimmie Open champion at 165 pounds.
Another bright spot for MSUM was 125-pounder Clayson Mele, who was able to capture runner-up honors in the open. A night after winning by fall in MSUM’s dual against Jamestown, Mele won by fall again, this time pinning Concordia’s Kie Anderson in the quarterfinals. After a decision win in the semifinals, Mele fell to Minot State’s Oscar Nellis by major decision in the final.
Thomas Carillo took fifth in the 133-pound division, securing two wins by fall and one by technical fall. Carillo was able to capture fifth place with a 7-0 decision win over Dakota Wesleyan’s Temuujin Natsagdorj. Jacob Cole placed fourth in the 149-pound division by winning two matches by decision. Cole had to medically forfeit in the third-place match. Cody Wienen placed sixth at 157 pounds and Jonas Anez placed sixth at 165 pounds. Wayne Mellon finished fifth at 174 pounds and senior Anthony Castro took third at the same weight. Caleb Vacura placed sixth at 184 pounds for the Dragons.
Samuel Grove took runner-up honors at 197 pounds with two decision wins in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.
The Dragons will wrestle again next weekend at the DWU Open hosted by Dakota Wesleyan University. The open will take place in Mitchell, S.D. on November 12.