Newcomer Anderson Places First at BVU Open

Seven Mavericks Place at BVU Open

Storm Lake, Iowa – The Minnesota State wrestling team traveled down to Storm Lake, Iowa this weekend to compete in the BVU Open, boasting seven top-six finishes.

Trayton Anderson, a junior transfer originating from Waterville, Minn., stood atop the 141-lb. podium today after a perfect 4-0 record to take first place. Receiving a bye first round and winning by a close 4-3 decision, Anderson won his quarterfinal match by an 11-3 major decision. After a huge 16-0 tech fall win in the semifinals to advance to the championship round, Anderson made quick work of Aiden Crawley (Iowa Lakes CC) with a fall at 0:15 to win the open.

Placing second at the open was sophomore Caleb Meunier at 157 pounds. Meunier started the day with two major decision wins, followed by two falls, one at 0:41 and the second 2:47, to find himself in the championships. Nolan Hertel (UW Lacrosse) won by a 7-3 decision to finish the 157-lb. bracket.

Five other Mavericks placed top six today in the open. 184-lb. freshman Brian Thilges took fourth today at 184 pounds with a 3-2 record, two wins by falls within the first period. Taking fifth at 133 pounds was Chase Beckett, recording two tech falls for a 4-1 record. Aden Welcome, at 157 pounds, also placed fifth today, winning by fall at 6:41 in the 5th place match.

Sophomore Kole Marko (165-lbs.) also took home a fifth-place finish capped off with a win by fall at 1:44. Marko was also ranked fourteenth in the country this week by OpenMat. Finishing out the tournament was junior Drake Hayward, placing fifth at 174 pounds with a 3-1 record.

Buena Vista Open Results

Up next, the Mavericks travel down south to Phoenix, Ariz. for the annual Cactus Duals on Saturday, Dec. 16th.

BVU Open Results for Minnesota State

Irie Jackson (125)
Champ. Round 1 – Thomas Giere (UW Lacrosse) won by decision over Irie Jackson (Minnesota State) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Seth I`nama (Briar Cliff) (Dec 8-6)
Consolation 1st – Irie Jackson (Minnesota State) won by fall over Abel Flores (Morningside) (Fall 2:14)

Lucas Ryan (133)
Champ. Round 1 – Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Kaden Golder (Iowa Central CC) (TF 20-3)
Quarterfinal – Quintin Wolbert (UW Lacrosse) won by tech fall over Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) (TF 20-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Dante Rigal (Briar Cliff Unattached) won by major decision over Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) (Maj 25-13)
7th Place Match – Lucas Ryan (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Osvaldo Ocampo (Iowa Lakes CC) (TF 21-6)

Chase Beckett (133) – 5th Place
Champ. Round 1 – Jamey Bruner (Iowa Central CC) won by fall over Chase Beckett (Minnesota State) (Fall 6:48)
Cons. Round 1 – Chase Beckett (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Carson Less (Upper Iowa) (TF 18-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Chase Beckett (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Conner Nevin (Upper Iowa) (TF 17-0)
Cons. Semi – Chase Beckett (Minnesota State) won by fall over Zach Westerfield (Simpson College ) (Fall 4:22)
5th Place Match – Chase Beckett (Minnesota State) won by decision over Ayden Rader (Iowa Lakes CC) (Dec 2-0)

Trayton Anderson (141) – 1st Place
Champ. Round 1 – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Kaiden Schrandt (UW Lacrosse) (Dec 4-3)
Quarterfinal – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Taylor Vasquez (Morningside) (Maj 11-3)
Semifinal – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Brock Bolling (Morningside) (TF 16-0)
1st Place Match – Trayton Anderson (Minnesota State) won by fall over Aiden Crawley (Iowa Lakes CC) (Fall 0:15)

Andrew Weiss (141)
Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Weiss (Minnesota State) won by fall over Evan Meadows (Morningside) (Fall 2:12)
Champ. Round 2 – Kaden Hawkins-Hinson (Iowa Central CC) won by major decision over Andrew Weiss (Minnesota State) (Maj 14-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Andrew Weiss (Minnesota State) won by fall over Kaiden Lowman (Minnesota West) (Fall 1:08)
Cons. Round 3 – Andrew Weiss (Minnesota State) won by fall over Ayden Kelley (Briar Cliff Unattached) (Fall 1:45)
Consolation 1st – Kaiden Schrandt (UW Lacrosse) won by major decision over Andrew Weiss (Minnesota State) (Maj 16-4)

Kain Sanders (149)
Champ. Round 1 – Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Cael Bridgewater (Upper Iowa) won by fall over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) (Fall 3:35)
Cons. Round 2 – Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) won by fall over Bryan Perez (Waldorf) (Fall 1:28)
Cons. Round 3 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) won by decision over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) (Dec 7-5)

Isaiah Mlsna (149)
Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Josh Cherba (UW Lacrosse) won by major decision over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) (Maj 13-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Hunter Steffans (Morningside) (TF 17-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) won by decision over Kain Sanders (Minnesota State) (Dec 7-5)
Consolation 1st – Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State) won by decision over Kale Hansen (Upper Iowa) (Dec 4-0)

Max Schwabe (149)
Champ. Round 1 – Justice Hefley (Iowa Central CC) won by decision over Max Schwabe (Minnesota State) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Max Schwabe (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Max Schwabe (Minnesota State) won by decision over Tyler Fouts (Briar Cliff) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Max Schwabe (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Avery White (Waldorf) (TF 16-0)
Consolation 1st – Lincoln Vick (Iowa State Wrestling Club) won by decision over Max Schwabe (Minnesota State) (Dec 9-8)

Jett Thoreson (157)
Champ. Round 1 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by fall over Daquion Goodbeir (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 1:30)
Champ. Round 2 – Cole Hansen (UW Lacrosse) won by major decision over Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) (Maj 10-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by fall over Owen Foster (UW Lacrosse) (Fall 1:44)
Cons. Round 3 – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Preston Harn (Iowa Central CC) (TF 17-2)
Consolation 1st – Jett Thoreson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Cooper Larson (UW Lacrosse) (Dec 10-6)

Aden Welcome (157) – 5th Place
Champ. Round 1 – Aden Welcome (Minnesota State) won by decision over Caden Eggleston (Morningside) (Dec 5-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Aden Welcome (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Preston Harn (Iowa Central CC) (Maj 9-1)
Quarterfinal – Nolan Hertel (UW Lacrosse) won by fall over Aden Welcome (Minnesota State) (Fall 2:24)
Cons. Round 3 – Aden Welcome (Minnesota State) won by medical forfeit over Blaine Christo (Morningside) (MFF)
5th Place Match – Aden Welcome (Minnesota State) won by fall over Ian Johnson (Minnesota West) (Fall 6:41)

Caleb Meunier (157) – 2nd Place
Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by major decision over John Ebaugh (Upper Iowa) (Maj 12-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Darnai Heard (Iowa Central CC) (Maj 15-7)
Quarterfinal – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Cameron Jacobs (UW Lacrosse) (Fall 0:41)
Semifinal – Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) won by fall over Ben Peters (Briar Cliff) (Fall 2:47)
1st Place Match – Nolan Hertel (UW Lacrosse) won by decision over Caleb Meunier (Minnesota State) (Dec 7-3)

Jerez Autridge (157)
Champ. Round 1 – Cooper Larson (UW Lacrosse) won by major decision over Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State) (Maj 11-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State) won by decision over Reily Dolan (Upper Iowa) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State) won by forfeit over Michael Foster (Briar Cliff Unattached) (FF)
Consolation 1st – Jackson Rolfs (Upper Iowa) won by major decision over Jerez Autridge (Minnesota State) (Maj 11-0)

Kole Marko (165) – 5th Place
Champ. Round 1 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by fall over Cameron Shultz (Morningside) (Fall 0:31)
Quarterfinal – Noah Leisgang (UW Lacrosse) won in sudden victory – 1 over Kole Marko (Minnesota State) (SV-1 4-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Michael Myers (Iowa Central CC) (TF 16-1)
5th Place Match – Kole Marko (Minnesota State) won by fall over Zander Ernst (Morningside) (Fall 1:44)
Evan Farley (165)
Champ. Round 1 – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Michael Myers (Iowa Central CC) won by tech fall over Evan Farley (Minnesota State) (TF 22-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Jospeh Kallevig (Minnesota West) (Maj 17-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Cameron Shultz (Morningside) (TF 22-6)
Consolation 1st – Evan Farley (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Brandon Harris (Briar Cliff) (TF 16-1)

Drake Hayward (174) – 5th Place
Champ. Round 1 – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by decision over Camren Dennee (UW Lacrosse) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal – Alex Vandyke (Morningside) won by decision over Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) (Dec 14-9)
Cons. Round 3 – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa) (Maj 17-3)
5th Place Match – Drake Hayward (Minnesota State) won by medical forfeit over Haggen Meyer (unattached) (MFF)

Brian Thilges (184) – 4th Place
Champ. Round 1 – Brian Thilges (Minnesota State) won by fall over Roemelo Hudson (Waldorf) (Fall 2:25)
Champ. Round 2 – Brian Thilges (Minnesota State) won by decision over Griffin Luke (Upper Iowa) (Dec 8-7)
Quarterfinal – Brian Thilges (Minnesota State) won by fall over Brett Tryon (Morningside) (Fall 2:42)
Semifinal – Tyler Dormanen (UW Lacrosse) won by decision over Brian Thilges (Minnesota State) (Dec 6-2)
3rd Place Match – Caleb Connor (Morningside) won by fall over Brian Thilges (Minnesota State) (Fall 2:36)

Grant Cook (184)
Champ. Round 1 – Grant Cook (Minnesota State) won by tech fall over Bryce Kwiecinski (Morningside) (TF 15-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Tyler Dormanen (UW Lacrosse) won by major decision over Grant Cook (Minnesota State) (Maj 8-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Grant Cook (Minnesota State) won by fall over Shane Gries (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 1:30)
Cons. Round 3 – Griffin Luke (Upper Iowa) won by fall over Grant Cook (Minnesota State) (Fall 5:00)

Gavin Christoffersen (184)
Champ. Round 1 – Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Hayden Wempen (Morningside) won by decision over Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota State) (Dec 9-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota State) won by fall over Nehemiah Pemberton (Waldorf) (Fall 0:50)
Cons. Round 3 – Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota State) won by fall over Keith Connaker (Waldorf) (Fall 0:00)
Consolation 1st – Gavin Christoffersen (Minnesota State) won by fall over Griffin Luke (Upper Iowa) (Fall 6:44)

Josh Piechowski (197)
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Glendening (Upper Iowa) won by major decision over Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) (Maj 13-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Consolation 1st – Joshua Piechowski (Minnesota State) won by major decision over Gabriel Christensen (Upper Iowa) (Maj 11-3)

Shane Gibson (197)
Champ. Round 1 – Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ben Kawczynski (UW Lacrosse) won in sudden victory – 1 over Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) (SV-1 4-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Shane Mathias (Simpson College ) (Dec 11-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) won by fall over Jesus Ceja (Buena Vista) (Fall 2:58)
Consolation 1st – Shane Gibson (Minnesota State) won by decision over Raife Smart (Upper Iowa) (Dec 6-2)

Makota Misgen (285)
Champ. Round 1 – Joseph Sanders (Iowa Central CC) won by fall over Makota Misgen (Minnesota State) (Fall 1:44)
Cons. Round 1 – Troy Galloway (Simpson College ) won by fall over Makota Misgen (Minnesota State) (Fall 6:42)

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