College Wrestling: Ridgewater wrestlers come up empty at national tourney
ROCHESTER -- Ridgewater qualified eight wrestlers for the NJCAA National Tournament, but no one will be taking home All-America honors as all eight were ousted from competition Friday.
Jakob Patnode at 133 pounds was the closest Warrior to making it to the second day, but the freshman from Brainerd fell 16-8 in the third round of the consolation bracket. Tyler Stemper at 141, Trevor Krueger at 149, Chase Tempel at 157 and Trent Malecek at 165 were all eliminated after going 1-1 in the consolation bracket.
Full results will appear in Monday's edition.
How Ridgewater fared
Key: (Weight, name, results)
JAKOB PATNODE: pinned by Rory Kendall, Neosho, 5:56 ... dec Keith Klink, Ellsworth, 11-7 ... pin Lester Brown, North Idaho, 3:57 ... lost 16-8 maj to Aaron Smith, Highline ... eliminated
TYLER STEMPER: lost 13-1 maj to Aaron Senzee, Meramec ... pin Brian Gaines, Mercyhurst NE, 1:48 ... lost 12-4 maj to Derek Ward, Labette ... eliminated
TREVOR KRUEGER: lost 3-1 dec to Anthony Varnell, Northwest ... maj Lucas Cropp, Lincoln, 10-2 ... lost 10-2 maj to Shay Shive, Niagara ... eliminated
CHASE TEMPEL: dec Eric Ficks, Thaddeus Stevens, 11-5 ... lost 13-4 maj to Lucas Chesher, North Idaho ... dec Marcus Allen, Darton, 8-4 ... lost 9-4 dec to Briston Brenton, Northwest ... eliminated
TRENT MALECEK: lost 9-7 dec to Justin James, Niagara ... dec David Weske, Labette, 7-1 ... lost 11-1 maj to Zach Pagnotta, SW Oregon ... eliminated
MARTIN HAGEN: lost 17-0 maj to Pat Bell Nassau ... forfeited to Josh Ploof, Gloucester ... eliminated
GREG ARNDT: dec Dan Dwyer, Alfred State, 8-2 ... pinned by Parker Brand, Rochester, 2:33 ... pinned by Jeremy Gross, Thaddeus Stevens, 4:10 ... eliminated
CODY KINNEY: lost 6-0 dec to Corey Anderson, Lincoln ... lost 5-2 dec to Justin Leonard, Muskegon ... eliminated