Eight Iowa wrestlers win Grand View Open titles

The Grand View Viking hosted their open tournament, and the host school crowned three of the tournaments ten champions, and had an addition four in the finals. Bringing home first place honors was Ryak Finch (125), Brandon Wright (141), and Gustavo Martinez (149). Grand View had runner-ups at 133 – Jacob Colon, 165 – Jimmie Schessler, 184 – Christian Mays, and 197 – Dalton Peterson.

UNI’s Josh Alber was the reason Grand View didn’t bring home a title at all of the first four weights as he won by major decision in the finals over Colon. Kyle Lux was UNI’s only other finalist and he brought home the 174 title over another Iowan.

That Iowan was University of Iowa’s Burke Paddock, who lost the 174 finals match 9-4. Iowa also got finalists from Phil Laux at 125, Edwin Cooper and Patrick Rhoads at 157, and Sam Stoll at heavyweight. Laux gave Finch his best match all day, only losing 8-6 to the #1 ranked NAIA wrestler. Edwin Cooper prevailed over his teammate Rhoads in the final 4-3 after winning by bonus all the way to the finals. Stoll captured the heavyweight title picking up three falls on the day.

Iowa State also picked up a pair of finalists at the open as John Meeks made the finals at 141, and freshman Marcus Harrington made the finals at 197. Meeks opened his day with a major decision, and then picked up two wins over DI rivals Jake Koethe (UNI) and Logan Ryan (Iowa) to reach the finals. After his semifinals victory over Ryan, Meeks injury defaulted his finals match to Wright of Grand View. Harrington had a big day winning the 197 bracket by recording two falls, and a win over Iowa backup Kris Klapprodt (6-5) to reach the finals. There he beat Peterson 7-4 to capture the tournament title.

Championship results – Link to Trackwrestling for further results

Grand View Open 125 – Ryak Finch’s place is 1st and has scored 27.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ryak Finch (Grand View ) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Ryak Finch (Grand View ) won by tech fall over Andrew Gorman (William Penn ) (TF 16-1)
Semifinal – Ryak Finch (Grand View ) won by fall over Mark Jolcover (Univ of Northern Iowa) (Fall 1:22)
1st Place Match – Ryak Finch (Grand View ) won by decision over Phillip Laux (University of Iowa) (Dec 8-6)

Grand View Open 133 – Josh Alber’s place is 1st and has scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Alber (Univ of Northern Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Josh Alber (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by major decision over Nicholas O`Brien (North Dakota State) (Maj 12-4)
Quarterfinal – Josh Alber (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by decision over Austin Anderson (Iowa State University) (Dec 7-3)
Semifinal – Josh Alber (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by decision over Eric Coufal (Nebraska-Lincoln) (Dec 8-3)
1st Place Match – Josh Alber (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by major decision over Jacob Colon (Grand View ) (Maj 10-1)

Grand View Open 141 – Brandon Wright’s place is 1st and has scored 29.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Wright (Grand View ) won by fall over Marshall Swanson (Dickinson State) (Fall 0:49)
Champ. Round 2 – Brandon Wright (Grand View ) won by decision over Kerry Moody (Iowa State University) (Dec 10-4)
Quarterfinal – Brandon Wright (Grand View ) won by major decision over Ryan Schuman (Iowa State University) (Maj 13-2)
Semifinal – Brandon Wright (Grand View ) won by decision over Colton McCrystal (Nebraska-Lincoln) (Dec 6-4)
1st Place Match – Brandon Wright (Grand View ) won by injury default over John Meeks (Iowa State University) (Inj. 0:00)

Grand View Open 149 – Gustavo Martinez’s place is 1st and has scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gustavo Martinez (Grand View ) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Gustavo Martinez (Grand View ) won by major decision over Seth Stetzel (Univ of Northern Iowa) (Maj 16-6)
Quarterfinal – Gustavo Martinez (Grand View ) won by major decision over Lance Hinschberger (Upper Iowa) (Maj 17-7)
Semifinal – Gustavo Martinez (Grand View ) won by decision over Mitchell Friedman (North Dakota State) (Dec 4-3)
1st Place Match – Gustavo Martinez (Grand View ) won by decision over Elijah Sullivan (Grand View ) (Dec 4-3)

Grand View Open 157 – Edwin Cooper’s place is 1st and has scored 31.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Edwin Cooper (University of Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Edwin Cooper (University of Iowa) won by fall over Trevor Wheelock (Morningside) (Fall 1:10)
Quarterfinal – Edwin Cooper (University of Iowa) won by major decision over ShaKeno Jenkins (Waldorf ) (Maj 14-2)
Semifinal – Edwin Cooper (University of Iowa) won by fall over Logan Peterson (South Dakota State) (Fall 2:13)
1st Place Match – Edwin Cooper (University of Iowa) won by decision over Patrick Rhoads (University of Iowa) (Dec 4-3)

Grand View Open 174 – Kyle Lux’s place is 1st and has scored 25.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Lux (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by decision over Blake Joiner (Grand View ) (Dec 4-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Kyle Lux (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by major decision over Joshua Tapia (Briar Cliff University) (Maj 15-2)
Quarterfinal – Kyle Lux (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by decision over Lawton Benna (Grand View ) (Dec 8-4)
Semifinal – Kyle Lux (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by decision over Thomas Moman (Grand View ) (Dec 4-1)
1st Place Match – Kyle Lux (Univ of Northern Iowa) won by decision over Burke Paddock (University of Iowa) (Dec 9-4)

Grand View Open 197 – Marcus Harrington’s place is 1st and has scored 27.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Marcus Harrington (Iowa State University) won by major decision over Chaydon O`Fallon (Minnesota State-Mankato) (Maj 18-6)
Champ. Round 2 – Marcus Harrington (Iowa State University) won by decision over Connor Larson (Grand View ) (Dec 12-6)
Quarterfinal – Marcus Harrington (Iowa State University) won by fall over Jordan Watkins (Briar Cliff University) (Fall 1:58)
Semifinal – Marcus Harrington (Iowa State University) won by decision over Kris Klapprodt (University of Iowa) (Dec 6-5)
1st Place Match – Marcus Harrington (Iowa State University) won by decision over Dalton Peterson (Grand View ) (Dec 7-4)

Grand View Open 285 – Sam Stoll’s place is 1st and has scored 32.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by fall over Adam Freimund (North Dakota State) (Fall 3:07)
Champ. Round 2 – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by decision over Abram Reynolds (Briar Cliff University) (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by fall over Trevor Conrad (Dickinson State) (Fall 0:49)
Semifinal – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by injury default over Jacob Laden (Grand View ) (Inj. 0:00)
1st Place Match – Sam Stoll (University of Iowa) won by fall over James Jones (Midland University) (Fall 1:38)

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