Wrestling places six in South Dakota

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Fort Hays State wrestling team competed in the Dakota Wesleyan Open in on Saturday (Nov. 13) and came home with six individual placers: two third place, one fourth, one fifth, and two sixth.

A.J. Cooper and Tereus Henry were the two third placers at their respective weights. Cooper (285) won his first match by fall in 3:30. He then worked his way to the semifinals with wins by major decision 13-0, and another fall in 7:00, but was unable to make it any further losing by 10-5 decision in the semis. On the consolation side, he would finish victorious with a 7-0 decision in the consolation semifinals and then taking third place with a forfeit by Neil Hanson of Southwest Minnesota State. Henry would receive a first-round bye before winning by major decision 12-2, and decision 5-1. He would then fall in the semifinals by decision 6-2. Tereus reached the consolation finals by a forfeit and then would pull out the win by decision 6-1 over Jud Kuchera from Nebraska-Kearney.

Marty Verhaeghe would finish in fourth place in the 184 weight class. Verhaeghe fell in the first round by a 12-0 major decision. He worked his way all the way up the backside with a bye in the first consolation round and then wins by fall in 2:01, major decision 11-3, fall in 1:56, and back-to-back decisions, 12-5 and 9-6. His day ended there after reaching the six-match limit.

Cason Lindsey was the lone fifth place finisher for the Tigers in the 149 bracket as he drew a first-round bye, then fell in the second round by decision 7-6. Lindsey worked his way up the consolation ladder with wins by fall in 1:53, and three straight decisions: 7-6, 5-2, and 8-7. He fell in the consolation semis by fall in 4:24, but was given fifth place due to a no contest ruling over teammate Rhett Edmonson.

The final two placers for the Tigers were Tom VanValkenburg (125) and Rhett Edmonson (149) who both finished sixth. VanValkenburg drew a first-round bye before dropping his second match by decision 6-3. He then won four straight, the first three of which were falls in 34 seconds, 1:17, and 34 seconds again, wrapping up with a 4-3 decision. He then fell to the same opponent from earlier by decision 9-5 in the consolation semifinals and finished sixth after reaching the six-match limit. Edmonson won his first match of the day by technical fall 16-0 but then fall in a similar fashion 18-0 in his second match. Similar to VanValkenburg, Edmonson won four straight matches, with three of them being by fall: 46 seconds, 1:20, decision 11-8 and 1:06. He then reached the six-match limit and finished sixth.

The Tigers will be back in action as they travel to Kearney, Neb. Next week for the Younes Memorial Open on Saturday (Oct. 20). Action will begin at 9 a.m. Full results can be found below:

125 – Tom VanValkenburg’s place is 6th and has scored 12.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tom VanValkenburg received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Hector Serratos (Nebraska-Kearney) won by decision over Tom VanValkenburg (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Tom VanValkenburg won by fall over Jason Bias (York (Neb.)) (Fall 0:34)
Cons. Round 3 – Tom VanValkenburg won by fall over Ben Emrich (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 1:17)
Cons. Round 4 – Tom VanValkenburg won by fall over Elijah Barajas (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Fall 0:34)
Cons. Round 5 – Tom VanValkenburg won by decision over Seth I’nama (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Semi – Hector Serratos (Nebraska-Kearney) won by decision over Tom VanValkenburg (Dec 9-5)
5th Place Match – Nic Cantu (St. Cloud State) won by no contest over Tom VanValkenburg (six-match limit)

125 – Broderick Green’s place is unknown and has scored 1.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Broderick Green won by decision over Ben Emrich (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 8-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Ashton Clark (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Broderick Green (TF 17-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Christian Olsen (Augustana (SD)) won by major decision over Broderick Green (Maj 10-2)

125 – Rhett Koppes’s place is unknown and has scored 4.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Harley Williamson (York (Neb.)) won by decision over Rhett Koppes (Dec 11-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Rhett Koppes received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Rhett Koppes won by tech fall over Tyler Halloran (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Rhett Koppes won by tech fall over Adam Roberts (Concordia (Neb.)) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Nic Cantu (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Rhett Koppes (TF 18-1)

133 – Gunnar Smith’s place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Daniel Valeria (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Gunnar Smith (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Gunnar Smith received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Gunnar Smith won by decision over Daniel DeRosier (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Gunnar Smith won by fall over Hector Holguin (York (Neb.)) (Fall 6:08)
Cons. Round 4 – Gunnar Smith won by decision over Drew Arnold (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 5-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Paul Ruff (Unattached) won by major decision over Gunnar Smith (Maj 9-1)

141 – Cole Zebley’s place is unknown and has scored 6.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cole Zebley won by decision over Antonio Ruiz (Jamestown (N.D.)) (Dec 9-6)
Champ. Round 2 – Cameron Riggs (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Cole Zebley (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Cole Zebley received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Cole Zebley won by tech fall over Rees Lehman (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 18-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Cole Zebley won by fall over Augustus Donovan (St. Cloud State) (Fall 6:16)
Cons. Round 5 – Tommy Beringer (Jamestown (N.D.)) won by decision over Cole Zebley (Dec 8-7)

149 – Cason Lindsey’s place is 5th and has scored 10.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cason Lindsey received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Robert Shields (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Cason Lindsey (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Cason Lindsey won by fall over Hunter Heath (York (Neb.)) (Fall 1:53)
Cons. Round 3 – Cason Lindsey won by decision over Dylan Crawford (Hastings (Neb.)) (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Cason Lindsey won by decision over Brody Arrants (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 – Cason Lindsey won by decision over Connor Simmonds (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 8-7)
Cons. Semi – Keaten Schorr (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Cason Lindsey (Fall 4:24)
5th Place Match – Cason Lindsey won by no contest over Rhett Edmonson (NC)

149 – Rhett Edmonson’s place is 6th and has scored 14.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rhett Edmonson won by tech fall over Hunter Heath (York (Neb.)) (TF 16-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Nick Novak (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Rhett Edmonson (TF 18-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Rhett Edmonson won by fall over Kaden Boyce (York (Neb.)) (Fall 0:46)
Cons. Round 3 – Rhett Edmonson won by fall over Tyler Soltau (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 1:20)
Cons. Round 4 – Rhett Edmonson won by decision over Ethan Leake (Chadron State) (Dec 11-8)
Cons. Round 5 – Rhett Edmonson won by fall over Robert Shields (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 1:06)
Cons. Semi – Ezekial Williamson (St. Cloud State) won by no contest over Rhett Edmonson (six-match limit)
5th Place Match – Cason Lindsey won by no contest over Rhett Edmonson (six-match limit)

165 – Clint Herrick’s place is unknown and has scored 1.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Schuck (Augustana (SD)) won by fall over Clint Herrick (Fall 2:35)
Cons. Round 1 – Clint Herrick received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Clint Herrick won by decision over Sebastian Zamorano (St. Cloud State) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Clint Herrick won in sudden victory – 1 over Nathan Atwood (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (SV-1 4-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Taygen Smith (Hastings (Neb.)) won by major decision over Clint Herrick (Maj 14-1)

174 – Nick Lucas’s place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nick Lucas won by fall over Dylan Zoucha (Wayne State College) (Fall 4:29)
Champ. Round 2 – Nick Lucas won by decision over Carter Marx (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 4-2)
Quarterfinal – Jacobi Deal (Nebraska-Kearney) won in tie breaker – 1 over Nick Lucas (TB-1 3-2)
Cons. Round 4 – Aidan Johnson won by medical forfeit over Nick Lucas (MFF)


174 – Aidan Johnson’s place is unknown and has scored 6.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Shaeden Scheidt (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Aidan Johnson (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Aidan Johnson received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Aidan Johnson won by tech fall over Trenton Wills (Concordia (Neb.)) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Aidan Johnson won by major decision over Isaiah Santana (York (Neb.)) (Maj 13-4)
Cons. Round 4 – Aidan Johnson won by medical forfeit over Nick Lucas (MFF)
Cons. Round 5 – Mac Copeland (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Aidan Johnson (Fall 4:24)

184 – Marty Verhaeghe’s place is 4th and has scored 15.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Marty Verhaeghe (Maj 12-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Marty Verhaeghe received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Marty Verhaeghe won by fall over Dakwan Cash (York (Neb.)) (Fall 2:01)
Cons. Round 3 – Marty Verhaeghe won by major decision over Jake Leicht (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Maj 11-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Marty Verhaeghe won by fall over Dereck Samudio (York (Neb.)) (Fall 1:56)
Cons. Round 5 – Marty Verhaeghe won by decision over Jeremiah Glise (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 12-5)
Cons. Semi – Marty Verhaeghe won by decision over Jacari Deal (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 9-6)
3rd Place Match – William Pitzner (St. Cloud State) won by forfeit over Marty Verhaeghe (six-match limit)

197 – Tereus Henry’s place is 3rd and has scored 13.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tereus Henry received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Tereus Henry won by major decision over Hunter Planansky (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) (Maj 12-2)
Quarterfinal – Tereus Henry won by decision over Jud Kuchera (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 5-1)
Semifinal – Noah Ryan (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Tereus Henry (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Semi – Tereus Henry won by no contest over Derek Werner (Augustana (SD)) (NC)
3rd Place Match – Tereus Henry won by decision over Jud Kuchera (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 6-1)

285 – A.J. Cooper’s place is 3rd and has scored 19.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – A.J. Cooper won by fall over Neil Hanson (Southwest Minnesota State) (Fall 3:30)
Champ. Round 2 – A.J. Cooper won by major decision over Jake Boley (Nebraska-Kearney) (Maj 13-0)
Quarterfinal – A.J. Cooper won by fall over Henry Jones (Hastings (Neb.)) (Fall 7:00)
Semifinal – Jacob Dykes (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over A.J. Cooper (Dec 10-5)
Cons. Semi – A.J. Cooper won by decision over Jake Boley (Nebraska-Kearney) (Dec 7-0)
3rd Place Match – A.J. Cooper won by forfeit over Neil Hanson (Southwest Minnesota State) (FF)

285 – Anthony Caldwell’s place is unknown and has scored 4.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Marce Vasquez (York (Neb.)) won by decision over Anthony Caldwell (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Anthony Caldwell received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Anthony Caldwell won by fall over Kyle Mullaney (Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)) (Fall 6:14)
Cons. Round 3 – Anthony Caldwell won by decision over Ashton Brecht (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 7-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Anthony Caldwell won by decision over Terry Winstead (Chadron State) (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Round 5 – Jake Boley (Nebraska-Kearney) won by tech fall over Anthony Caldwell (TF 16-1)

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