Minneapolis, Minn. — Minnesota State had a successful tournament wrestling at the Augsburg Open Saturday. 19 Maverick wrestlers took to the mats in Minneapolis, 12 would come away placing in top-six positions.
Andrew McFall (So., 125 lbs.) and Louie Sanders (So., 141 lbs.) both finished in second place in their respective weight classes. McFall went 3-1 in his bracket, winning all of his matches by decision victories. Sanders won a 13-5 major decision to begin his tournament and went on to win his quarterfinal match by fall in 3:32. Both McFall and Sanders would drop narrow decision victories in their first place matches.
Matthew Blome (So., 197 lbs.) saw his first competition of the season Saturday. The All-American started his day quickly, pinning his first opponent in 1:41. Blome would reach the final of the 197 bracket by winning his next two matches with a 4-0 decision, and a second pin in 1:54. Blome lost a 5-2 decision to fellow NSIC competitor, Sebastian Larson (Augsburg), in the championship match to finish second.
Kolbe O’Brien (Fr., 141 lbs.) (Unattached) continued his excellent start to the season while wrestling in the silver 141 bracket. O’Brien’s second place finish was his third top-six finish in as many weeks and has now improved his overall record to 12-2 on the season with a 3-1 finish at the open tournament.
The remaining Mavericks to place in Minneapolis include Tanner Mills (Sr., 141 lbs.) third, Kyle Rathman (Fr., 141 lbs.) (Unattached) fifth, Daniel Close (Jr., 149 lbs.) fifth, Seth Elwood (Jr.) (Unattached) sixth, Zach Johnston (So., 165 lbs.) fourth, Chaydon O’Fallon (Sr., 197 lbs.) fourth, Don Boone (Fr., 157 lbs.) (Unattached) fourth, and Neil Clement (Rf., 157 lbs.) fifth.
Minnesota State has now wrapped up its open tournament schedule for the season and will begin to prepare for their first dual meet. The Mavericks will next take the mat against St. Johns on Nov. 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Taylor Center.
2017 Augsburg Open Results
Maverick records at Augsburg Open:
Matthew Blome (So., 197 lbs.) 3-1
Don Boone (Fr., 157 lbs.) (Unattached) 2-2
Neil Clement (Rf., 157 lbs.) 3-1
Daniel Close (Jr., 149 lbs.) 3-1
Seth Elwood (Jr.) (Unattached) 2-2
Anthony Heng (Rf., 125 lbs.) 0-2
Dylan Herman (Sr., 157 lbs.) 1-2
Zach Johnston (So., 165 lbs.) 2-2
Etienne Kinney (Rf., 157 lbs.) 0-2
Logan Linderbaum (So., 285 lbs.) 1-2
Andrew McFall (So., 125 lbs.) 3-1
Tanner Mills (Sr., 141 lbs.) 3-1
Kolbe O’Brien (Fr., 133 lbs.) (Unattached) 3-1
Chaydon O’Fallon (Sr., 197 lbs.) 2-2
Kyle Rathman (Fr., 141 lbs.) (Unattached) 3-1
Logan Saltou (So., 157 lbs.) 0-2
Louie Sanders (So., 141 lbs.) 3-1
Trevor Turniff (Fr., 165 lbs.) (Unattached) 1-2
Chris Zimmer (Sr., 285 lbs.) 0-2
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