NJCAA North Central District Qualifier

NJCAA North Central District Qualifier – itascacc.edu

February 13, 2011 at Grand Rapids, MN (Itasca Hosts)

at Itasca Community College

NJCAA North Central District Qualifier
1. Iowa Central 130.0
2. Iowa Lakes 116.5
3. Ellsworth 109.0
4. North Iowa Area 84
5. Ridgewater 78.5
6. Itasca 67.5
7. Rochester 64.5

Coach of the Year: Tim Setala, Itasca Community College


NJCAA National Tournament Qualifiers
1. Josh Heinzer, Iowa Central
2. Andrew Brackins, Iowa Lakes
3. Sharkey Slyter, Ellsworth
4. Lonny Booshu, Ridgewater
1. Brandon Wright, Iowa Central
2. Andrew Wrede, Ellsworth
3. Cody Singletary, Iowa Lakes
4. Nate Friederich, Ridgewater
5. Wismit Moinius, North Iowa Area
1. Wilson Metellus, Ellworth
2. Casey Williams, Itasca
3. Seth Stender, Iowa Central
4. Aaron Niles, Rochester
5. Javior Portillo, Ridgewater
6. Kirk Sallis, North Iowa Area
1. Victor Dejesus, Iowa Lakes
2. Sam Schad, Rochester
3. Ryan Davis, Iowa Central
4. Mariano Portillo, Ridgewater
5. Kevin Lewis, Iowa Central
6. Kyle Dellamo, Ellsworth
1. Quinten Haynes, North Iowa Area
2. Conner Monk, Itasca
3. Brock Storm, Iowa Lakes
4. Ryan Krause, Ridgewater
1. Dan McGillivray, Iowa Lakes
2. Jason Trushcheff, Iowa Central
3. Theo Jensen-Innis, Rochester
4. Isaiah Tantum, North Iowa Area
5. Trevor Krueger, Ridgewater
6. Blake Menard, Itasca
1. Carl Foreside, Iowa Central
2. Marciano Ali, Ellsworth
3. Travis Peralta, Ridgewater
4. Emilio Gonzales, North Iowa Area
5. Peter McPhail, Rochester
1. Blaine Conner, Iowa Lakes
2. Kolton Kersten, Iowa Central
3. Billy Dean, Ridgewater
1. Nick Pica, Iowa Central
2. Vinny Campanile, Ellsworth
3. Cully Butterfield, Itasca
4. Jim Doyle, Iowa Lakes
5. Weston Hawkins, North Iowa Area
1. Seth McGregor, Iowa Central
2. Matt Wyss, Iowa Lakes
3. Quintin Moore, Ellsworth

SJU Finishes Third at UWEC Invite


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Saint John’s claimed first and/or second in four weights to finish third out of 15 teams at the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational held Saturday, Feb. 12.

Augsburg won the tournament with four wins and a total of 138 points. Wisconsin-Parkside claimed second with 100.5, followed by SJU (79), Wisconsin-Stevens Point (59.5) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (45.5).

Senior Chris Sandy (Spirit Lake, Iowa) cruised through the 141-pound bracket with two pins and back-to-back technical falls, including a 16-0 decision over Augsburg’s Will Keeter in the championship match.

Junior Dustin Baxter (Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley), ranked seventh nationally at 184, went 3-0 before double-forfeiting against teammate Mitch Hagen (Sunburg, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) in the championship match. Baxter avenged his 3-1 loss to No. 6 Brad Baus of Augsburg on Jan. 28 with a 6-3 victory in the semifinals. Hagen, meanwhile, went 3-0 with wins over No. 10 Greg Rhodes of Wabash (Ind.) and top-seeded Todd Becker of Wartburg (Iowa).

Junior Matt Pfarr (Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson), ranked fourth nationally at 174, posted a 3-0 record before falling to Luke Rynish of Wisconsin-Parkside, the top-ranked wrestler in Division II, 7-3.

Senior Tony Willaert (North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) collected two pins and a technical fall before falling to No. 2 Jared Massey of Augsburg, 7-2 in the championship bout.

Senior Drew Larson (Willmar, Minn.) lost to Parkside’s Dillon Bera, the eventual runner-up, in the semifinals. He and teammate Brandon Seppelt (Foley, Minn.) double-forfeited the fifth-place match.

The Johnnies return to the mat in two weeks at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, hosted by Lakeland College (Wis.). The meet is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Sheboygan, Wis.

Auggies win title at UWEC Invite


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Claiming four individual champions, the Augsburg College wrestling team won the championship at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational on Saturday at the McPhee Physical Education Center.

Augsburg 149-pounder Tony Valek (JR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West), 157-pounder Orlando Ponce (JR, Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah-Miami Lakes HS), 197-pounder Jared Massey (SR, Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial HS) and heavyweight Chad Johnson (FY, Ferryville, Wis./De Soto HS) claimed individual titles, with eight other Auggies claiming top-four finishes. The Auggies are ranked No. 3 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national poll.

Valek, ranked No. 5 nationally at 149, collected three first-period pins and two major decisions, including a 9-0 win in the championship match, to earn the title, improving to 30-4 on the season. Ponce, ranked No. 4 nationally at 157, scored two pins and two major decisions among his five wins, improving to 26-5 on the year.

Massey, ranked No. 2 at 197, improved to 12-1 with four victories, including two first-period pins and a major decision, to win his weight class. Johnson also had two first-period pins, including a 27-second match-ender, to improve to 23-8 on the season at heavyweight.

Three Auggies earned runner-up honors — Boyd Suparat (SO, North Branch, Minn.) at 125, Will Keeter (FY, Twin Falls, Idaho) at 141 andBrandon Bahr (JR, Bemidji, Minn.) at 165.

Nick Creamier (JR, Coon Rapids, Minn.) and Niko Bogojevic (FY, Superior, Wis.) shared third-place honors at heavyweight, while Justin Bowland (FY, Foley, Minn.) took third at 165. Mike Orange (SO, Southfield, Mich.) placed fourth at 141, and Brad Baus (JR, Mukwonago, Wis.) placed fourth at 184.

Augsburg closes the regular season with a dual meet at No. 18-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday (2/18) at 7 p.m.

Team Results: 1. Augsburg 138; 2. Wisconsin-Parkside 100.5; 3. St. John’s 79; 4. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 59.5; 5. Wisconsin-Whitewater 45.5; 6. Wartburg (Iowa) 44.5; 7. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 34; 8. Jamestown (N.D.) 33; 9t. Wisconsin-La Crosse 29.5; 9t. Wabash (Ind.) 29.5; 11. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 20; 12. Luther (Iowa) 14; 13. Minnesota-Duluth (Club) 3; 14. Winona State (Club) 2.5.

Augsburg Individual Results:
125 — Josh Roberts 1-1; Ky Olsen 1-2.
133 — Boyd Suparat 3-1, 2nd place; Cody Madsen 3-2; Nathan Lexvold 1-2; Alex Johnson 0-2.
141 — Will Keeter 3-1, 2nd place; Mike Orange 3-2, 4th place; Ryan Cook 0-2.
149 — Tony Valek 5-0, champion.
157 — Orlando Ponce 5-0, champion; Jon Priess 3-2; Tommy Teigen 2-2; Zach Enrico 0-2.
165 — Brandon Bahr 3-1, 2nd place; Justin Bowland 4-1, 3rd place; Tony Castro 1-2.
184 — Brad Baus 3-2, 4th place; Jackson Mboma 1-2.
197 — Jared Massey 4-0, champion.
HWT — Chad Johnson 4-0, champion; Nick Creamier 4-1, co-third place; Niko Bogojevic 3-1, co-third place.

Southwest Minnesota State 38, Buena Vista 6

Southwest Minnesota State 38, Buena Vista 6

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team earned victory tonight in the PE Gym against NCAA III competition Buena Vista University. The Mustangs took away three falls on the night as well as two technical falls to earn a 38-6 victory. The Mustangs advance to 6-4-1 overaall, while Buena Vista sits at 4-9 overall.

After losing the first bout 3-0, SMSU would gain the lead in the next individual match 4-3, and never look back throughout the night. SMSU took eight out of the ten bouts which included three falls from Demond Carter, CD Johnson, and Brian Rodas. The only two victories for BVU came from their No. 2 ranked Austin Mogg in the 125-pound class and No. 6 ranked Brian Broll in the 197-pound class.

No. 2 ranked Austin Mogg earned the first points of the night putting BVU up 3-0 with a 4-2 decision over Travis Borchert in the 125-pound bout. Competing right back in the 133-pound bout was SMSU’s Justin Reinsma earning the Mustangs four points and the lead with a 12-4 major decision over BVU’s Mike Berardesco.

Helping the Mustangs extend the lead, SMSU’s Ethan Hildebrandt took a 9-3 decision over BVU’s Tim Vore. The Mustangs gained a 7-3 lead.

SMSU’s Demond Carter pinned BVU’s Zach Ryan in the 149-pound bout in 3:35 to give the Mustangs a lead of 13-3. The Beavers would continue to trail the Mustangs as SMSU’s Casey Field earns a technical fall over BVU’s Codey Schultz in the 157-pound bout gaining fifteen points.

The Beavers continued to struggle to put points on the board with SMSU winning the past five bouts including the 165-pound class as SMSU’s Billy Fate earned a 12-9 decision over BVU’s Dez Broeg. The Mustangs refused to back down as Zach Coates in the 174-pound bout earns a technical fall to BVU’s Casey Paprocki 16-1.

The Beavers would finally get more points on the board in the 197-pound bout. No. 6 ranked Brian Broll defeated SMSU’s Martin Hagen 13-7 putting the score at 32-6.

CD Johnson put Southwest at a comfortable lead of 32-3 as he increased his record with a pin over BVU’s Demetrius Heard in 2:39. In the 285-pound bout the Mustangs earned their third fall of the night as SMSU’s Brian Rodas pinned BVU’s Jacob Nelson.

The Mustangs will hit the road next Thursday, February 17 for more NSIC action versus University of Maryl in Bismarck, ND.

Southwest Minnesota State 38, Buena Vista 6
125- Austin Mogg (BVU) dec. Travis Borchert (SMSU), 2-4 (BVU leads 3-0)
133- Justin Reinsma (SMSU) major dec. Mike Berardesco (BVU), 12-4 (SMSU leads 4-3)
141- Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU) dec. Tim Vore (BVU), 9-3 (SMSU leads 7-3)
149- Demond Carter (SMSU) fall over Zach Ryan (BVU), in 3:35 (SMSU leads 13-3)
157- Casey Field (SMSU tech fall Codey Schultz (BVU), 15-0 (SMSU leads 18-3)
165- Billy Fate (SMSU) dec. Dez Broeg (BVU), 12-9 (SMSU leads 21-3)
174- Zach Coates (SMSU) tech fall Casey Paprocki (BVU), 16-1 (SMSU leads 26-3)
184- CD Johnson (SMSU) fall over Demetrius Heard (BVU), in 2:39 (SMSU leads 32-3)
197- Brian Broll (BVU) dec. Martin Hagen (SMSU), 13-7 (SMSU leads 32-6)
285- Brian Rodas (SMSU) fall over Jacob Nelson (BVU), in 3:35 (SMSU leads 38-6)

Minnesota 22 Michigan 12

Gophers Hand No. 10 Michigan 22-12 Loss

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — The fifth-ranked Minnesota wrestling program improved to 6-0 in the Big Ten on Friday night with a 22-12 win over No. 10 Michigan in Ann Arbor. Minnesota tallied wins in six of the dual’s 10 matches as Zach Sanders, David Thorn, Danny Zilverberg, Cody Yohn, Kevin Steinhaus and Tony Nelson recorded wins for the Gophers.

The Gophers (15-3-0 overall, 6-0-0 Big Ten) jumped out to a 9-0 lead after the night’s first two matches and never relinquished the lead to their conference foe. No. 5 Zach Sanders opened the event with a pin at 4:46 of the 125 lbs. match over the Wolverines’ Sean Boyles. The win brought Sanders’ 2010-11 record to 24-2 while the two-time All-American has recorded bonus points in 17 of his wins. David Thorn gave Minnesota its second-straight win when he upset No. 20 Zac Stevens 11-7 in the 133 lbs. match.

The back-to-back wins proved beneficial for the Gophers as the two Big Ten teams would trade wins over the next eight matches with only one wrestler earning bonus points the rest of the way – Minnesota’s Kevin Steinhaus. No. 2 Mike Thorn suffered just his second loss of the season when he dropped a close 3-1 decision to No. 1 Kellen Russell in the 141 lbs. match’s first sudden victory period. Russell previously earned a 6-2 win over Thorn on Dec. 29 in the Southern Scuffle finals – Thorn’s only other loss this season.

Michigan (10-4-0, 5-2-0) would give up a 4-3 decision in the 149 lbs. match when Danny Zilverberg topped Eric Grajales, but the Wolverines would cut Minnesota’s lead to 12-6 when Brandon Zeerip handed Matt Mincey his first dual loss of the season – a 13-10 decision in the 157 lbs. match. At 165, No. 11Cody Yohn earned a 10-4 decision over No.  19 Dan Yates before Justin Zeerip snuck past No. 12 Scott Glasser with a 4-1 decision to make the team score 15-9.

But Steinhaus, the ninth ranked 184-pounder, would put an end to the streak of six-straight decisions when he scored a 13-2 major decision over Michigan’s Hunter Collins. No. 11 Anthony Biondo would once again cut into the Gophers’ lead with an 11-4 decision over Joe Nord in the 197 lbs. match, but by then the dual was out of reach. No. 8 Tony Nelson handed No. 10 Ben Apland his second-straight loss in a highly anticipated matchup of heavyweights that went 6-3 in Nelson’s favor, and the Gophers secured a 22-12 win to remain perfect in the Big Ten.

Minnesota returns to action on Sunday with another nationally ranked opponent in No. 3 Penn State. The Gophers host the Nittany Lions at 2 p.m. in the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the dual at 8:30 p.m. CST on Sunday night.

No. 5 Minnesota at No. 10 Michigan
Friday, February 11, 2011
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Minnesota 22 Michigan 12
125: No. 5 Zach Sanders (MINN) fall Sean Boyles (MICH) 4:46
133: David Thorn (MINN) dec. No. 20 Zac Stevens (MICH) 11-7
141: No. 1 Kellen Russell (MICH) SV No. 2 Mike Thorn (MINN) 3-1
149: Danny Zilverberg (MINN) dec. Eric Grajales (MICH) 4-3
157: Brandon Zeerip (MICH) dec. Matt Mincey (MINN) 13-10
165: No. 11 Cody Yohn (MINN) dec. No. 19 Dan Yates (MICH) 10-4
174: Justin Zeerip (MICH) dec. No. 13 Scott Glasser (MINN) 3-1
184: No. 8 Kevin Steinhaus (MINN) maj. Hunter Collins (MICH) 13-2
197: No. 11 Anthony Biondo (MICH) dec. Joe Nord (MINN) 11-4
285: No. 8 Tony Nelson (MINN) dec. No. 10 Ben Apland (MICH) 6-3

Augustana 28 Upper Iowa 9

No. 2 Vikings thump No. 11 Upper Iowa, win NSIC title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 2 Augustana secured its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling title with a 29-8 victory over No. 11 Upper Iowa Friday night in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The win was Augustana’s eighth-straight dual victory and moves the Vikings to 14-1.  They finish the NSIC season a perfect 7-0.  UIU falls to 5-4.

It’s the first NSIC wrestling title for the Vikings and third overall conference title.  Augustana won the North Central Conference in 1981 and 2005–the latter also under head coach Jason Reitmeier.

Wrestling got underway at 197 pounds where Ty Copsey checked in with a 7-4 win over Carl Broghammer to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.

Zach Rosol (285 pounds) then tied the score at 3-3 when he defeated Lance Peters.

The Peacocks left the 125 weight class open.

The Vikings went on to win the next six weight classes.

At 133 pounds, Jason Jeremiason had a 5-1 decision over #1 Kyle Pedretti.

A 4-2 victory for Jay Sherer gave Augustana a 15-3 lead.

Nate Herda (149 pounds) had the first major-decision of the evening with a 15-5 victory over Colby Kriegel.

Marcus Edgington‘s 4-2 win at 157 pounds put Augustana’s lead at 22-3.

Gavin Nelson collected an 8-2 win over Bryce Lumzy.

A 17-4 major-decison from Carl Serk (174 pounds) was the last win of the evening for Augustana and pushed Augustana ahead 29-3.

Matt Morris had a win by fall over Mark Mueller at 184 pounds gave UIU another five points.

Augustana hosts No. 1 Omaha-Nebraska on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Augustana 28, Upper Iowa 9
197: No. 2 Ty Copsey (Augie) dec. Carl Broghammer, 7-4 (Augustana leads 3-0)
285: #8 Zach Rosol (UIU) dec. Lance Peters (Augie), 6-4 (Tied 3-3)
125: Al Meger (Augie) Open (UIU), (Augustana leads 9-3)
133: Jason Jeremiason (Augie) dec. Kyle Pedretti (UIU) 5-1, (Augustana leads 12-3)
141: No. 4 Jay Sherer (Augie) dec. Blake Hilmer (UIU), 4-2 (Augustana leads 15-3)
149: No. 6 Nate Herda (Augie) maj. dec. Colby Kriegel (UIU) 15-5, (Augustana leads 19-3)
157: No. 3 Marcus Edgington (Augie) dec. Winston Robbins, 4-2 (Augustana leads 22-3)
165: No. 4 Gavin Nelson (Augie) dec. Bryce Lumzy (UIU), 8-2, (Augustana leads 25-3)
174: No. 7 Carl Serck (Augie) maj. dec. Wade Gobin (UIU), 17-6 (Augustana leads 29-3)
184: Mark Mueller (UIU) tech. fall Matt Morris (Augie), 29-3 (Augustana leads 29-8)