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College wrestling: 5 pins for Van Heuveln at SJU meet

COLLEGEVILLE — Ridgewater College sophomore Klinton Van Heuveln won five matches and lost one to place third at 141 pounds at the North Country Open hosted by St. John’s University.

The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg graduate pinned five opponents from four-year colleges.

He stuck foes from Dickinson State (at 1:30), Augsburg (3:21), Pacific (5:31), MSU-Moorhead (1:53) and Tom Kuehn of Augsburg in the third-place match at 6:30.

His loss came in the semifinals to Minnesota Gopher Thane Antczak by decision, 4-1.

Van Heuveln was the only Warrior to place. Trevor Mahlum, also a KMS graduate, went 2-2.

North Country Open

How Ridgewater fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss (falls), place)

125: open

133: Frank Wilczek 0-2

141: Klinton Van Heuveln 5-1 (5) third

149: Dan Wieman 0-2

157: Devin Wick 1-2

165: Tyrell Martin 1-2 (1)

174: Trevor Mahlum 2-2

184: Brady Thisius 1-2  

197: Alex Thurber 1-2

285: Zane Petersen 0-2