College Wrestling: 4 Warriors place 2nd at own tourney
WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater College Open Tournament for freshmen and sophomore wrestlers drew 135 competitors to the college gym on Saturday.
Wrestlers came from as far away as Minot State, Concordia-Nebraska, Briar Cliff University (Iowa), as well as wrestling powers Augsburg and North Dakota State.
Four Warriors reached the finals, each finishing as the runner-up in their weight class: Lonny Booshu at 125 pounds, Yoni Debreab at 133, Klinton Van Heuveln at 149 and Trevor Mahlum at 174. Mariano Portillo placed third in the Gold Division of 141, which was the most congested weight class.
Also at 174, Ridgewater's Tyrell Martin lost his first match but then won four straight on two technical falls, a pin and by a decision in the fifth-place match.
How Ridgewater fared
125: Lonny Booshu pin Brandon Roath, Concordia Neb., 2:36; tecfall Nate Garcia, Brian Cliff, 17-1; lost 4-3 dec to Josh Douglas, Minot ... 2nd
133: Yonis Debreab dec Frank Smith, Itasca, 4-2; lost 11-3 major to Mitch Dunlap, Unattached ... 2nd
141 (Silver): Stephen Delwiche dec Devin DeRocher, Brian Cliff, 5-0; lost major dec to Kirby Kain, Minot,10-2; decisioned Shawn Mattson, Ridgewater, 10-4; lost 8-4 dec. to Evan Guffey, St. John's ... 4th
141 (Silver): Shawn Mattson lost tecfal to Guffey 24-7; pin Nick Dahlquist, Augsburg, 3:22; lost to Delwiche, 10-4; lost pin to Devin DeRocher, Briar Cliff, 3:56 ... 6th
141 (Gold): Mariano Portillo dec Devin Terry, Southwest Minn. State, 8-6; lost dec 14-7 to Matt Nelson, St. Cloud State; won 9-7 dec, OT, Brandon Gifford, Minot ... 3rd
149: Klinton Van Heuveln dec Tyler Jackson, Rochester, 5-4; dec Ochirbat BayanJargal, St. Johns's, 9-4; pin Rashad Kennedy, Augsburg, 4:33; lost dec Hayden Zillmer, North Dakota State, 3-2 ... 2nd
157: Shane Fessenmaier pin Tom Patterson, Briar Cliff, 3:42; dec Drew Spaulding, Minot, 13-9; lost by pin to Clint Poster, St. Cloud State, :45; lost dec Tony Caputo, NDSU, 7-5 ... 4th
165: Coty Milhausen dec Dillon Freeman, Briar Cliff, 8-6; lost dec. Tom Teigen, Augsburg, 7-3; dec Nick Sheppard, Concordia, Nebraska, 7-2; lost dec. Aaron Brasket, SJU, 3-2
174: Trevor Mahlum majdec Ethan Hrdlicka, Rochester, 11-0; dec. Tyler Thomas, unattached, 7-3; lost Jack Barnes, SCSU, by pin 1:24 ... 2nd
174: Tyrell Martin lost dec Jack Barnes, SCSU, 11-5; tecfal Elliot Zander, SCSU, 15-0; tecfall Matt Beehler, Itasca, 17-2; pin Sam Wiese, SJU, 2:11; dec. Shelby Deno, Rochester, 4-2 ... 5th
197: Matt Marketon lost majdec Cody George, Minot, 13-4; pin Taylor Andrews, Minn. West, 2:51; lost dec Spencer Corey, Itasca, 5-0 ... 6th
Hwt: Charlie Gelhaye dec Carter Ash, Southwest Minn. State 3-1; lost 3-1 dec. Abram Reynolds, Brian Cliff; won injury default Matt Solomon, Briar Cliff; pinned by Alex Andel, unattached, 3:45