Four Mavericks Take the Top of the Podium at Opens

Mavericks Travel to Auggie Open and Lindenwood Open for the Weekend

Mankato, Minn. – The Mavericks split squads this weekend, attending the Auggie Open in Minneapolis, Minn. and the Lindenwood Open in St. Charles, Mo.

In the Freshman Bracket the at Auggie Open, 184-lb. freshman Grant Cook had two matches to take first place in the tournament. Cook had a quick first match with a fall in the first period at 1:28. In the championship match, Cook beat Daevon Vereen from Sioux Falls by a 9-8 decision.

Placing third in the freshman bracket were Brian Thilges and Makota Misgen. Thilges (184-lbs.) had two falls, one at 3:27 and another at 1:12 to finish 2-1 on the day. Misgen (285-lbs.) followed suit with two falls and a decision win to be atop the podium in third with a record of 3-1.

Also placing in the freshman bracket was Irie Jackson (125-lbs.) and Aden Welcome (157-lbs.). Jackson won by fall to start his morning, as well as had a tech fall win of 18-2, and finished fifth today. After receiving a bye and winning by decision, Welcome went on to place sixth at the open.

In the Gold Bracket, Jett Thoreson, at 157 pounds, and Tanner Gaffey, at 285 pounds, both placed fifth. Thoreson finished with a 5-1 record which included two falls and a major decision win. After an overtime loss to start, Gaffey went on to hold a 4-2 record on the day.

Three Mavericks placed at the Lindenwood Open Saturday down in Missouri.

Sophomore Caleb Meunier, at 157 pounds, started the day 4-0 with a fall at 1:26 and a major decision win of 10-1. To end the day, Meunier won by a 4-0 decision against Logan Swaw of Illinois.

Meunier also competed in the True Champion match of the A and B brackets. Meunier won by fall at 5:51 against unattached Xerarch Tungjaroenkul.

At 165 pounds, Kole Marko started strong with three falls in the first two minutes of each match. After another win by major decision, Marko beat Connor Svantner (Triton CC) by a 19-4 tech fall.

Freshman Evan Farley was the Mavericks final placer for the day. Farley received a bye to start the day, followed with a fall at 2:15 and tech fall win of 19-1 to put him in the semifinals. His major decision win put him into the championship match, and he finished with a 3:57 fall to win.

Augsburg University Invitational Results

Lindenwood Open Results

The Mavericks travel again on December 2 to continue their non-conference season.

Auggie Open Results for Minnesota State – Gold Bracket 

Kain Sanders (149) 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kain Sanders (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Joe Ebaugh (Upper Iowa) (Dec 8-1) 
  • Quarterfinal – Cole Becker (Augsburg) won by major decision over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State Mankato) (Maj 11-1) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Aidan Ruddy (Concordia Moorhead) won by decision over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 10-3) 

Jerez Autridge (157) 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State Mankato) won by major decision over Gerjuan Taplin (Luther) (Maj 14-4) 
  • Quarterfinal – Blake Jagodzinske (Augsburg) won by decision over Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 8-3) 
  • Cons. Round 4 – Alexander McPhee (Concordia Moorhead) won by decision over Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 10-6) 

Jett Thoreson (157) – 5th Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Clayton McDonough (Luther) won by fall over Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) (Fall 2:59) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Austin Totty (Central) (Fall 0:50) 
  • Cons. Round 3 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by major decision over John Ebaugh (Upper Iowa) (Maj 11-3) 
  • Cons. Round 4 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Taedon Nichols (Ridgewater CC) (Fall 4:38) 
  • Cons. Semi – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Karson Casper (Augsburg) (Dec 8-5) 
  • 5th Place Match – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Lukas Paulson (Augsburg) (Dec 4-2) 

Tanner Gaffey (285) – 5th Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ayden Friese (Concordia Moorhead) won in tie breaker – 1 over Tanner Gaffey (Minnesota State Mankato) (TB-1 3-2) 
  • Cons. Round 1 – Tanner Gaffey (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Austin Schlangen (Ridgewater CC) (Dec 5-0) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tanner Gaffey (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Hunter Gorecki (Augsburg) (Dec 4-0) 
  • Cons. Round 3 – Tanner Gaffey (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Michael Esquivel (Central) (Dec 8-1) 
  • Cons. Semi – Walter West (Luther) won by decision over Tanner Gaffey (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 7-2) 
  • 5th Place Match – Tanner Gaffey (Minnesota State Mankato) won by major decision over Robert Beese (Augsburg) (Maj 8-0) 

Abdulla Shigidy (285) 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Hunter Gorecki (Augsburg) won by decision over Abdulla Shigidy (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 8-4) 
  • Cons. Round 1 – Abdulla Shigidy (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ayden Friese (Concordia Moorhead) won by decision over Abdulla Shigidy (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 7-0) 

Auggie Open Results for Minnesota State – Freshman Bracket 

Irie Jackson (125) – 5th Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Blake Eatman (Iowa Lakes CC) (Fall 4:05) 
  • Quarterfinal – Thomas Giere (UW – La Crosse) won by decision over Irie Jackson (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 12-6) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by tech fall over Ivan Duero (Nebraska Wesleyan) (TF 18-2) 
  • Cons. Round 3 – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Osvaldo Ocampo (Iowa Lakes CC) (Dec 10-6) 
  • Cons. Semi – Austin Laudenbach (Augsburg) won by tech fall over Irie Jackson (Minnesota State Mankato) (TF 16-1) 
  • 5th Place Match – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Thomas Giere (UW – La Crosse) (Dec 15-12) 

Aden Welcome (157) – 6th Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Aden Welcome (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Quarterfinal – Aden Welcome (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Lane Fink (Sioux Falls) (Dec 5-2) 
  • Semifinal – Karsen Otis (Augsburg) won by major decision over Aden Welcome (Minnesota State Mankato) (Maj 12-0) 
  • Cons. Semi – Collin Altensey (Upper Iowa) won by major decision over Aden Welcome (Minnesota State Mankato) (Maj 13-3) 
  • 5th Place Match – Owen Foster (UW – La Crosse) won by decision over Aden Welcome (Minnesota State Mankato) (Dec 5-3) 

Grant Cook (184) – 1st Place 

  • Quarterfinal – Grant Cook (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Semifinal – Grant Cook (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Terrell Renne (Ridgewater CC) (Fall 1:28) 
  • 1st Place Match – Grant Cook (Minnesota State Mankato) won by decision over Daevon Vereen (Sioux Falls) (Dec 9-8) 

Brian Thilges (184) – 3rd Place 

  • Quarterfinal – Daevon Vereen (Sioux Falls) won by major decision over Brian Thilges (Minnesota State Mankato) (Maj 17-5) 
  • Cons. Round 1 – Brian Thilges (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Cons. Semi – Brian Thilges (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Terrell Renne (Ridgewater CC) (Fall 3:27) 
  • 3rd Place Match – Brian Thilges (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Chase Wickwire (Upper Iowa) (Fall 1:12) 

Makota Misgen (285) – 3rd Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Makota Misgen (Minnesota State Mankato) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Quarterfinal – Makota Misgen (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Tucker Lang (Iowa Lakes CC) (Fall 5:32) 
  • Semifinal – Tucker Hugg (Ridgewater CC) won by major decision over Makota Misgen (Minnesota State Mankato) (Maj 9-0) 
  • Cons. Semi – Makota Misgen (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Tyreik Davison (Iowa Lakes CC) (Fall 6:28) 
  • 3rd Place Match – Makota Misgen (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Rocky Wiedman (Sioux Falls) (Fall 4:41) 

Lindenwood Open Results for Minnesota State – Black Division (Fresh/Soph) 

Lucas Ryan (133B) 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Daryl Mills (Missouri Baptist University) won by major decision over Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) (Maj 17-8) 
  • Cons. Round 1 – Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) won by decision over Jack Connell (Triton) (Dec 8-4) 
  • Cons. Round 3 – James Wright (Unattached) won by fall over Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) (Fall 1:55) 

Caleb Meunier (157A) – 1st Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by decision over Jacob Bostelman (Northwestern) (Dec 5-4) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by decision over Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) (Dec 10-6) 
  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Davion King (Labette Community College) (Fall 1:26) 
  • Semifinal – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Reid Stewart (Liberty) (Maj 10-1) 
  • 1st Place Match – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by decision over Logan Swaw (Illinois) (Dec 4-0) 

Caleb Meunier (True Champion 157) – 1st Place 

  • 1st Place Match – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Xerarch Tungjaroenkul (Unattached) (Fall 5:51) 

Kole Marko (165A) – 1st Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by fall over Khaled Alkelane (Morton College) (Fall 0:27) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by fall over Billy Tate (Cumberland (Tenn.)) (Fall 0:55) 
  • Quarterfinal – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by fall over Joshua Thomas (Sierra College) (Fall 1:12) 
  • Semifinal – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Jaxon Randall (Central Oklahoma) (Maj 14-3) 
  • 1st Place Match – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Connor Svantner (Triton) (TF 19-4) 

Evan Farley (165B) – 1st Place 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by fall over Matthew Smith (Labette Community College) (Fall 2:15) 
  • Quarterfinal – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Peyton Asbury (Indian Hills Community College) (TF 19-1) 
  • Semifinal – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Easton Boone (Cloud County Community College) (Maj 13-1) 
  • 1st Place Match – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by fall over Jaxen Wright (Oklahoma State) (Fall 3:57) 

Lindenwood Open Results for Minnesota State – Gold Division 

Trayton Anderson (141)  

  • Champ. Round 1 – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Cooper Evans (Carl Albert State College) (Dec 9-3) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Joey Semerad (McKendree University) won by decision over Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) (Dec 8-3) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Cons. Round 3 – Dylan Lucas (Central Oklahoma) won by major decision over Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) (Maj 16-8) 

Mike Smith (157) 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Michael Smith (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye) 
  • Champ. Round 2 – Daniel Manibog (Oklahoma State) won by major decision over Michael Smith (Minnesota State) (Maj 16-4) 
  • Cons. Round 2 – Carter Martinson (Unattached) won by decision over Michael Smith (Minnesota State) (Dec 7-2) 

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