UNI Open Results

Updated 12/15/14:
Saturday the University of Northern Iowa held their open wrestling tournament in the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. UNI and Michigan State were the only two teams that brought their entire DI roster, but Iowa State also brought some starters in, and there were a lot of DIII and NAIA schools there as well.

The Cyclones had two first place winners with UNI coming out with one; Curt Maas at 174 for UNI, and John Meeks at 141 and Luke Goettl at 157 for ISU. Overall UNI had 13 place winners to ISU’s 11. There were five matches where the two schools matched a wrestler for place on the podium including two first place matches.

The weekend also saw the return of Cody Caldwell for UNI. Caldwell had been out with a knee injury since mid-November. He came back with a big brace on his left leg and racked up three wins before forfeiting his championship match.

“I thought, ok, you know the first time out sometimes I think you’re a little bit, maybe unsure.” UNI’s Head Coach Doug Schwab said of Caldwell. “I thought the first match he was really moving well, getting the angles, getting the offense. It was good to get him back out there. We had a plan going in maybe we’ll wrestle two, two are three.”

The biggest matches of the day were at 141, where ISU’s John Meeks wrestled two Panthers in a row in the semifinals and finals. The semifinal match saw Meeks win a close match with Jesse Etherington, 6-4. Etherington wrestled a good close match and put himself into a position to go at least go to sudden victory when Meeks hit a quick low ankle pick with about ten seconds left in the third.

The 141 pound championship match had Meeks go up against Panther Tyler Willers. Again the Panther put up a tough fight, taking down Meeks once and then getting an escape point in the third. It was tied at four going to sudden victory, when Meeks hit a low single leg, again right off the whistle, to win the match.

On the question of who is going to start at 141, Schwab said, “You know you go win the dang tournament that clears it up, a lot more, then finishing second or third. I said we have to have someone emerge, I thought some guys wrestled well at those weights.”

At 157 there wasn’t a real challenge for ISU’s champion Luke Goettl all day. He outscored his four oppoents 36-10 and none of his matches were in doubt at any time. UNI did not have anybody go at 157 pounds.

In the only championship victory of the day for UNI, Maas wrestled ISU’s Logan Molina. This match went to the second sudden victory after the third ended in a 1-1 tie. Molina tried to finish it early in the first sudden victory, but Maas fought him off just long enough to get to the edge. Both wrestlers got an escape point in the 30-second tiebreakers, and Molina was dinged for his second stall call of the match in the second sudden victory.

“He keeps great position, we spend a lot of time on our stance and his stance displacing is really, really incredible,” Schwab said of Maas. “Obviously I’d rather have him score a takedown and he would too, but you know what he won the tournament and kept his composure too. That was a hell of a shot and to have that guy scramble out of that, sometimes that can let a little air out of your steam. But he got the call and won the tournament.”

At 197 pounds UNI ran into a familiar foe in Iowa Central Community College’s Patrick Downey. Downey beat UNI’s Jared Bartel 9-4 in UNI’s home dual opener earlier this year, and he would go on to beat two more Panthers. In the semifinals Downey won by major decision over Cody Krumwiede, and then went on to beat Basil Minto in the final by major 10-2.

Overall Coach Schwab was not happy with how the Panthers finished. He spoke at length about closing close matches and keeping focused throughout the match.

“Lot of close matches, we’re not finding ways to close matches out. I can’t tell you how many times I saw us not close a period out. There were…it was where it was me or him, and it was him more than it was us. That means we have to be able to get to more offensive attacks, we have to be the one who’s attacking and going to where we’re good.”

The complete results of the UNI Open can be found below, including the round by round results for UNI and ISU. ISU is next in action at the Southern Scuffle, January 1st and 2nd in Tennessee, while UNI goes to New York this weekend to wrestle Duke, Drexel, and Cornell at the Grapple in the Garden.  

Old stuff:

We’ll have all the action from today’s UNI Open in this post. We’ll just have results for the first couple rounds of each weight, hopefully with some play by play in the later rounds. You can find our preview, including the teams that made the trip to Cedar Falls, here. Drop us a comment if you want more information on a certain wrestlers or team, or if you want play-by-play of a certain match.

We’re also doing a more live version of coverage on the twitter as well, follow us @IAWrestle.

Here’s the track wrestling link for live results as well.

UNI and ISU First Round Results, UNI Open

125:
Mark Jolcover loses by pinfall in 6:09
Bryce meyer wins by pinfall in 3:42

133:
Leighton Gaul wins by pinfall in 6:01 over ISU’s Austin Anderson
Josh Alber wins 8-3
Robert Hallman had a bye

141:
Ryan Schuman lost 8-0
John Meeks won 20-5 over UNI’s Darrin Eades
Jakes Hodges wins by pinfall in 2:29
Jesse Etherington wins by pinfall in 2:25
Jake Koethe had a bye
Tyler Patten wins 5-0
Tyler Willers wins by pinfall in 0:53
Cristian Lopez had a bye

149:
Zach Witte won 9-1
Blayne Briceno had a bye
Seth Stetzel won by pinfall 2:36
Gunnar Wolfensperger had a bye

157:
Luke Goettl had a bye
Trevor Paulson had a bye
Lucas Swalla had a bye
No UNI wrestlers at 157

165:
Max Kriger lost by pinfall in 1:29
Drew Foster had a bye
Taylor Berger won 8-6
Logan Breitenbach won 10-1

174:
Curt Maas won 10-2
Colin Strickland had a bye
Kyle Lux had a bye
Chase Shedenhelm lost 8-6
Aaron McMurphy lost by pinfall in 2:18
Dusty Jentz had a bye
Logan Molina had a bye

184:
Cody Caldwell won 10-2
Adam Drain won 5-1
David Egli won 14-4

197:
Christian Dulaney had a bye
Cody Krumweide won by pinfall in 1:40
Marcus Harrington won by pinfall in 1:04
Basil Minto won 18-2
Dane Pestano had a bye
Jared Bartel won by pinfall in 1:58

285:
Jake johnson lost to ISU’s Jon Scanlan 5-3
Quean Smith won by pinfall in 3:57

Second Round Results, only a few weights had true second rounds before the quarterfinals:

133:
Gaul won by pinfall in 2:06
Alber won 16-3

141:
Meeks won in SV-1 3-1
Etherington won 11-3
Koethe lost 6-4
Patten won by fall in 0:32
Willers won by fall in 3:59
Lopez lost 6-2

149:
Witte won 8-4
Stetzel won 8-6
Briceno lost 15-4
Gunnar Wolfensperger won 5-1

157:
Goettl won 16-0
Paulson lost by pinfall in 3:31
Swalla lost by pinfall in 4:53

165:
Foster won 10-0
Berger lost 4-3
Breitenbach lost 3-1

174:
Maas won 16-3 over Strickland
Jentz lost 3-0
Mash lost 5-4
Molina won 5-1

That’s it for true second rounds, on to the quarterfinals!

Quarterfinal rounds:

125:
Meyer lost 8-1

133:
Gaul lost 4-0
Alber won 8-0

141:
Etherington won by forfeit
Patten won by medical forfeit
Wallers won 12-6

149:
Witte won 2-1, TB1
Gunnar Wolfensperger won 11-4

157:
Goettl won 10-4

165:
Foster lost by TF 15-0

174:
Maas won by pinfall, 4:51
Molina won 10-5

184:
Caldwell won 8-3

197:
Krumwiede won 7-4
Minto won by pinfall in 3:46
Bartel won 3-2

285:
Smith won by pinfall in 3:45

Semifinals:

133:
Alber won 7-4 in SV

141:
Meeks beat UNI’s Etherington in a match that everybody in the Dome was watching and cheering on one of the guys, 6-4
Willers beat Patten 9-7

149:
Crone medically defaulted at 6:04
Wolfensperger lost 7-6, TB2

157:
Goettl won 5-2

174:

184:
Caldwell won 6-2

197:
Minto won, 3-2 in TB2
Krumwiede lost 10-3

Semifinals:

133:
Alber won 7-4 in SV

141:
Meeks beat UNI’s Etherington in a match that everybody in the Dome was watching and cheering on one of the guys, 6-4
Willers beat Patten 9-7

149:
Crone medically defaulted at 6:04
Wolfensperger lost 7-6, TB2

157:
Goettl won 5-2

174:
Maas won 5-2
Molina won 5-3, SV1

184:
Caldwell won 6-2

197:
Minto won, 3-2 in TB2
Krumwiede lost 10-3

Finals for all weights:

125:
1st Place: Da’Wayne Robertson (Minnesota State Mankato) beat Mitch Rogaliner (Michigan State) 10-5
3rd Place: Kyle Larson (Iowa State) beat Ben Thornton (Purdue)
5th: Bryce Meyer (UNI) beat Nate Smith (Unat. Iowa Central CC) by Medical Forfeit
133:
1st Place: Javier Gasca (Michigan State) beat Josh Alber (UNI) 10-3
3rd Place: Zach Synon (Missouri) beat Jens Lantz (Wisconsin) 7-2
5th Place: No finisher, both Cole Baumgartner (Missouri) and John Erneste (Unat. Missouri) forfeited.
141:
1st Place: John Meeks (Iowa State) beat Tyler Willers (UNI) SV1 6-4
3rd Place: Gabe Grahek (Wisconsin) beat Brandon Wright (Grandview) 3-1
5th Place: Jesse Etherington (UNI) beat Tyler Patten (UNI) 3-1
149:
1st Place: Andrew Crone (Wisconsin) beat TJ Ruschell (Wisconsin) 4-3, TB1
3rd Place: Gunnar Wolfensperger (UNI) beat Blayne Briceno (Iowa State) 11-9
5th Place: Dakota Gray (Luther) won by medical forfeit over Zach Witte (UNI)
157:
1st Place: Luke Goettl (Iowa State) beat Roger Wildmo (Michigan State)
3rd Place: Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) beat Trevor Wiest (Missouri) by pinfall (3:27)
5th Place: No finisher, both Kevin Moylan (Me) and Dustin Shultz (Purdue) forfeited.
165:
1st Place: Ty Prazma (Missouri) beat Matt Lemanowicz (Missouri) 3-1
3rd Place: Andrew Hoselton (Purdue) beat Logan Breitenbach (Unat. Iowa State)
5th Place: Sha-keno Jenkins (North Iowa Area) won by medical forfeit over Daniel Lewis (Unat. Missouri)
174:
1st Place: Curt Maas (UNI) beat Logan Molina (Unat. Iowa State) 3-2, SV2
3rd Place: Ben Cox (Wisconsin) beat Nick Proctor (Michigan State) 4-2
5th Place: Jacob Meehan (Iowa Central CC) beat Kyle Lux (UNI) 10-5
184:
1st Place: John Rizqallah (Michigan State) won by medical forfeit over Cody Caldwell (UNI)
3rd Place: Jayden DeVilbiss (Luther) beat Scott VanDeLoo (Minnesota State Mankato) 4-1
5th Place: Tyler Hoffman (Iowa Central CC) beat Adam Drain (UNI) 7-3
197:
1st Place: Patrick Downey (Iowa Central CC) beat Basil Minto (UNI) 10-2
3rd Place: Marcus Harrington (Unat. Iowa State) beat Cody Krumwiede (UNI) 9-3
5th Place: Dane Pestano (Unat. Iowa State) won by medical forfeit over Jared Bartel (UNI)
285:
1st Place: Devin Mellon (Unat. Missouri) beat Malcolm Allen (Minnesota State Mankato) 2-1 SV1
3rd Place: Jon Scanlan (Unat. Iowa State) beat Jake Johnson (UNI) 2-1
5th Place: Dimitrus Renfroe (Michigan State) won by medical forfeit over Quean Smith (ISU)

 

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