Wrestling places nine at meet

By FHSU SPORTS INFORMATION

CRETE, Neb. – The Fort Hays State wrestling team competed in the Conner/Oppenheim Doane Open in Crete, Neb. on Saturday (Dec. 4). Out of the 13 varsity wrestlers that competed, nine placed in their individual weight classes with one runner up, three third place, one fourth place, three fifth place, and one sixth place.

Broderick Green and Tom VanValkenburg placed fifth and sixth in the 125 weight class, respectively. Both wrestlers received a first-round bye. Green fell in the quarterfinals by technical fall 24-7 and then worked his way to the consolation semifinals with wins by major decision 10-2 and a 17-0 technical fall. He fell in the semis by an 8-0 major decision. VanValkenberg would win his quarterfinal match by fall in 5:00 before falling in the semifinals by 18-0 technical fall. VanValkenberg would be pinned in the consolation semifinals in 2:16. In the fifth-place match, Green would prevail over VanValkenberg by fall in 2:48.

Cole Zebley finished fourth in the 141 weight class after beginning the day with a loss by fall in 6:10. He worked his way up the backside with wins by forfeit, major decision 20-9, decision 6-3, and decision 11-9 to find himself in the third-place match. He would forfeit the match to finish fourth.

Cason Lindsey finished as the runner-up in the 149 class after receiving a first-round bye and winning his next three matches by fall in 4:42, sudden victory 3-1, and a medical forfeit in the semifinals. Lindsey would fall by decision 12-5 to Alek Martin of South Dakota State in the championship match earning him the silver finish.

Anthony Scantlin finished fifth in the 157 weight class after winning his first match by major decision 11-2. He was pinned in the next round in 6:36, but worked his way up the consolation side winning by fall in 5:36 and 3-0 decision to make it to the consolation semis. Scantlin would drop this match by 13-3 major decision and claim the fifth-place finish due to a medical forfeit by Chinges Tsermaa from Doane.

Marty Verhaeghe and Tereus Henry finished third in the 184 and 197 weight classes, respectively. Verhaeghe found himself in the semifinals after two major decisions (13-3, 11-0) and a decision in the quarterfinals. He suffured his lone loss in sudden victory in the semifinals, 8-4. Verhaeghe wrapped up the day with a 7-3 decision and a 5-3 sudden victory to pick up a third-place finish. Henry made his way to the semifinals with a bye in the first round and a win by 6-3 decision. He fell in the semifinal by decision 3-0. Henry would advance to the third-place match on a forfeit and end the day with a 10-4 decision to claim the bronze.

A.J. Cooper and Tony Caldwell finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 285 weight class. Both wrestlers won their first-round matches, Cooper by 20-1 technical fall and Caldwell by 10-4 decision. Cooper would fall in the second round by a 4-2 decision. Caldwell would win his quarterfinal in a 6-2 decision before dropping his semifinal match by fall. Cooper would find his way to the consolation semifinals to face off with Caldwell with wins by fall in 6:57 and decision 7-2. Cooper would win the match by major decision 9-1 and take third place with a 1-0 decision. Caldwell would claim a fifth-place finish due to a forfeit.

The Tigers will be back in action on Sunday (Dec. 12) as they host the Bob Smith Open with action beginning at 9 a.m.Full Results From Fort Hays State

125 – Tom VanValkenburg – 6th place – 2-2
Champ. Round 1 – Tom VanValkenburg received a bye
Quarterfinal – Tom VanValkenburg won by fall over Charles Easterling (Benedictine College) (Fall 5:00)
Semifinal – Esco Walker (Unattached) won by tech fall over Tom VanValkenburg (TF 18-0)
Cons. Semi – Bailey Roybal (South Dakota State) won by fall over Tom VanValkenburg (Fall 2:16)
5th Place Match – Broderick Green won by fall over Tom VanValkenburg (Fall 2:48)

125 – Broderick Green – 5th place – 3-2
Champ. Round 1 – Broderick Green received a bye
Quarterfinal – Esco Walker (Unattached) won by tech fall over Broderick Green (TF 24-7)
Cons. Round 2 – Broderick Green won by major decision over Rhett Koppes (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Broderick Green won by tech fall over Trevor Wishne (Central Missouri) (TF 17-0)
Cons. Semi – Greg Coapstick (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Broderick Green (Maj 8-0)
5th Place Match – Broderick Green won by fall over Tom VanValkenburg (Fall 2:48)

125 – Rhett Koppes – 0-2
Champ. Round 1 – Greg Coapstick (South Dakota State) won by major decision over Rhett Koppes (Maj 10-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Rhett Koppes received a bye
Cons. Round 2 – Broderick Green won by major decision over Rhett Koppes (Maj 10-2)

141 – Cole Zebley – 4th place – 4-2
Champ. Round 1 – Blake Gonzalez (Grand View (Iowa)) won by fall over Cole Zebley (Fall 6:10)
Cons. Round 1 – Cole Zebley won by forfeit over Harsh Anchan (Benedictine College) (FF)
Cons. Round 2 – Cole Zebley won by major decision over Brise Bennett (William Penn (Iowa)) (Maj 20-9)
Cons. Round 3 – Cole Zebley won by decision over Bobby Robinson (Unattached) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Semi – Cole Zebley won by decision over Kaden Goff (Bethany (Kan.)) (Dec 11-9)
3rd Place Match – Noah Styskal (Morningside) won by forfeit over Cole Zebley (FF)

149 – Cason Lindsey – 2nd place – 3-1
Champ. Round 1 – Cason Lindsey received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Cason Lindsey won by fall over Riley Dement (Hastings) (Fall 4:42)
Quarterfinal – Cason Lindsey won in sudden victory – 1 over Tanner Abbas (Grand View (Iowa)) (SV-1 3-1)
Semifinal – Cason Lindsey won by medical forfeit over Kevon Davenport (Nebraska) (MFF)
1st Place Match – Alek Martin (South Dakota State) won by decision over Cason Lindsey (Dec 12-5)

149 – Rhett Edmonson – 3-2
Champ. Round 1 – Rhett Edmonson received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Sam Kallem (Grand View (Iowa)) won by decision over Rhett Edmonson (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Rhett Edmonson won by fall over Devonte Smith (University of Saint Mary (KS)) (Fall 1:25)
Cons. Round 3 – Rhett Edmonson won by fall over Austin Zaring (Friends University) (Fall 3:43)
Cons. Round 4 – Rhett Edmonson won by tech fall over Chase McLaren (Grand View (Iowa)) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Trevor Anderson (Grand View (Iowa)) won by major decision over Rhett Edmonson (Maj 12-4)

157 – Anthony Scantlin – 5th place – 4-2
Champ. Round 1 – Anthony Scantlin won by major decision over Tyrell Galloway (Unattached) (Maj 11-2)
Quarterfinal – Cael Swensen (South Dakota State) won by fall over Anthony Scantlin (Fall 6:36)
Cons. Round 2 – Anthony Scantlin won by fall over Jayden Terronez (Unattached) (Fall 5:36)
Cons. Round 3 – Anthony Scantlin won by decision over Cody Hicks (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Semi – Ryan Ojeda (Grand View (Iowa)) won by major decision over Anthony Scantlin (Maj 13-3)
5th Place Match – Anthony Scantlin won by medical forfeit over Chinges Tsermaa (Doane University) (MFF)

157 – Cody Hicks – 2-2
Champ. Round 1 – Chinges Tsermaa (Doane University) won by major decision over Cody Hicks (Maj 15-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Cody Hicks won by fall over Austin Kedekein (Unattached) (Fall 3:44)
Cons. Round 2 – Cody Hicks won by decision over Giovanni Bonilla (Grand View (Iowa)) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Anthony Scantlin won by decision over Cody Hicks (Dec 3-0)

174 – Aidan Johnson – 1-2
Champ. Round 1 – Aidan Johnson received a bye
Champ. Round 2 – Michael Scarponi (Doane University) won by decision over Aidan Johnson (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Aidan Johnson received a bye
Cons. Round 3 – Aidan Johnson won by decision over Jensen McDermott (Benedictine College) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Terrell Garraway (Nebraska-Kearney) won by fall over Aidan Johnson (Fall 1:49)

184 – Marty Verhaeghe – 3rd place – 5-1
Champ. Round 1 – Marty Verhaeghe won by major decision over Sam Kruger (South Dakota State) (Maj 13-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Marty Verhaeghe won by major decision over Brahn Howard (Texas Wesleyan) (Maj 11-0)
Quarterfinal – Marty Verhaeghe won by decision over Trevor Senn (Grand View (Iowa)) (Dec 2-2)
Semifinal – Nathan Haas (Unattached) won in sudden victory – 1 over Marty Verhaeghe (SV-1 8-4)
Cons. Semi – Marty Verhaeghe won by decision over Caleb Orris (South Dakota State) (Dec 7-3)
3rd Place Match – Marty Verhaeghe won in sudden victory – 1 over Sam Kruger (South Dakota State) (SV-1 5-3)

197 – Tereus Henry – 3rd place – 3-1
Champ. Round 1 – Tereus Henry received a bye
Quarterfinal – Tereus Henry won by decision over Garavous Kouekabakilaho (Grand View (Iowa)) (Dec 6-3)
Semifinal – Cody Donnelly (South Dakota State) won by decision over Tereus Henry (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Semi – Tereus Henry won by forfeit over Jud Kuchera (Nebraska-Kearney) (FF)
3rd Place Match – Tereus Henry won by decision over Tyson Beauperthuy (Midland University) (Dec 10-4)

285 – Tony Caldwell – 5th place – 3-2
Champ. Round 1 – Tony Caldwell won by decision over Matt Johnston (Midland University) (Dec 10-4)
Quarterfinal – Tony Caldwell won by decision over Samuel Peterson (Doane University) (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal – Odgerel Batkhishig (Doane University) won by fall over Tony Caldwell (Fall 1:07)
Cons. Semi – A.J. Cooper won by major decision over Tony Caldwell (Maj 9-1)
5th Place Match – Tony Caldwell won by medical forfeit over Austin Emerson (Nebraska) (MFF)

285 – A.J. Cooper – 3rd place – 5-1
Champ. Round 1 – A.J. Cooper won by tech fall over Cohle Feliciano (North Idaho College) (TF 20-1)
Quarterfinal – Austin Emerson (Nebraska) won by decision over A.J. Cooper (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 – A.J. Cooper won by fall over Rylan Bonds (Texas Wesleyan) (Fall 6:57)
Cons. Round 3 – A.J. Cooper won by decision over Nic Roller (University of Saint Mary (KS)) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Semi – A.J. Cooper won by major decision over Tony Caldwell (Maj 9-1)
3rd Place Match – A.J. Cooper won by decision over Brandon Antesberger (Doane University) (Dec 1-0)

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