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Ridgewater's Patnode, Molacek third at Open wrestling meet

WORTHINGTON -- Jake Patnode, Trent Molacek and Cody Kinney each had big days at the huge Minnesota West Open college wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Patnode was third with a 4-1 record at 133 pounds. Molacek took third in the 20-man 165-pound bracket with a 5-1 record. Kinney went 5-1 for fifth at heavyweight, also a 20-wrestler bracket.

In all, 180 wrestlers competed, which would be an average of 18 per bracket.

Ridgewater results

133: Jake Patnode 4-1, 3rd place; Andrew Eustice 1-2 ... 165: Trent Molacek 5-1, 3rd; Chase Temple 2-2 ... 174: Martin Hagen 0-2 ... 197: Greg Arnt 1-2 ... 184: Peter Christians 0-2 ... Hwt: Cody Kinney 4-1, 5th place