Auggies compete at Don Parker Open

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Augsburg University men’s wrestlers claimed 14 top-eight finishes at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Don Parker Open on Saturday.

Twenty-three Auggie wrestlers competed at the open tournament, featuring wrestlers from 19 different schools.

Cole Becker (SO, Albertville, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville HS) led the way for the Auggies, winning the title at 149 pounds with a 5-0 record, including a pin and a major decision. He scored a 4-2 win over Theo Cha of Minnesota in the semifinals and a 7-3 win over Nolan Throne of St. Cloud State in the finals, improving to 27-5 on the season.

Kaden Reetz (JR, Madison, Wis./Madison Memorial HS) finished second at 157 pounds with a 4-1 day, with two technical falls and a pin. He claimed a 5-4 win over Moses Espinoza-Owens of South Dakota State in the semifinals before being pinned by Clay Radenz of North Dakota State in the finals. Reetz is now 28-8 this season.

Brandt Bombard (SO, North Branch, Minn./North Branch HS) improved to 15-8 on the season with a second-place finish at 184, going 4-1 with a pin and two major decisions.

Tyler Raway (SO, Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake HS) went 3-1 to finish in third place at 197, with all three of his wins coming by pin. He is now 23-5 this season.

Don Parker Blugold Open Results

Augsburg has a dual meet at Augustana University (S.D.) on Thursday (2/8) at 7 p.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D.

125: Wyatt Kaczrowski 4-1, 5th place; Keno Vanier 3-2, 6th place; Austin Laudenbach 1-3, 8th place.
133: Ian Radintz 4-1, co-consolation 1st (co-7th) place; Thomas Oswald 1-2.
141: Gavin Hilyar 2-2, co-consolation 2nd (co-8th) place; Carson Murray 2-2.
149: Cole Becker 5-0, 1st place; Lucas Jagodzinske 3-2, 6th place; Aedon Oberdorfer 2-2.
157: Kaden Reetz 4-1, 2nd place; Karsen Otis 4-1, 5th place; Lukas Paulson 3-1, co-consolation 1st (co-7th) place; Ethan Ballweber 3-1, co-consolation 1st (co-7th) place; Karson Casper 1-2.
165: Nick Alexander 2-2; Trenton Dow 1-2; Bowen Rothbauer 1-2.
174: Connor Thorsten 3-1, co-consolation 1st (co-7th) place.
184: Brandt Bombard 4-1, 2nd place.
197: Tyler Raway 3-1, 3rd place.
285: Jagger Schack 0-2; Hunter Gorecki 0-2.

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