Five Champions emerge at Loras

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications
Release: Sunday 11/06/2011

DUBUQUE, IOWA – UNI wrestling boasted five individual championships and two runner-up finishes at the Loras Open Saturday. Champions include freshmen Adam Perrin (141), Jarrett Jensen (157), Kyle Lux (165), Blaize Cabell (197) and Cody Krumwiede (285). Freshmen Tanner Hiatt (149) and Taylor Berger (165) took home runner-up honors.

Eleven Panthers competed at the open tournament unaffiliated. Sophomore transfers Austin Gelbach (174) and Onni Prestidge (197) both competed in the “Gold” Division, while freshmen Perrin, Kwinn Kraft (149), Hiatt, Jensen, Lux, Berger, Elliot Wirkler (174), Cabell and Krumwiede competed in the “Silver” Division.

Perrin ended the day with a 5-0 record on his way to claim the 141-pound championship, topping Iowa Western Community College’s Aaron Reynolds in the final by decision, 12-6.

Jensen also cruised through five competitors on his way to claim the 157-pound title. He defeated Dallas Houchins of Grand View University by major decision, 13-4, in his championship match.

Lux and Berger both qualified for the 165-pound championship match and opted not to compete in the final match against each other. Lux was awarded first-place honors as Berger was given the official default.

Cabell won four matches as he took home the 197-pound title. His final match resulted in a 10-3 decision over Loras College’s Ryan Ward.

Heavyweight Krumwiede boasted an impressive three-consecutive pins on his way to the 285-pound championship. His final match was won by a 4-3 decision over Chris Lopez of the University of Illinois.

The Panthers were a combined 31-10 at the Loras Open, which marked the first official competition of UNI’s 2011-12 season.

UNI will return to action Sun., Nov. 13, at the Harold Nichols Open in Ames, Iowa.

GOLD BRACKET

Austin Gelbach – 174
– L: Scott King (Coe) – 1st Rd – D: 9-3
– W: Drew Songer (Wabash) – 2nd Rd Consolation – D: 6-2
– W: Nathan Downs (Hannibal-LaGrange) 3rd Rd Consolation – D: 8-3
– L: Gabe Vasquez (Waldorf) 4th Rd Consolation – D: 9-3

Onni Prestidge – 197
– W: Andrew Hartshorm (Waldorf) – 2nd Rd – MD: 11-2
– L: Mario Gonzalez (Illinois) – Quarterfinal – F: 2:16
– L: Carl Broghammer (Upper Iowa) – 3rd Rd Consolation – F: 5:46

SILVER BRACKET

Adam Perrin – 141 (1ST PLACE)
– W: Tyler Henken (Wisconsin-Platteville) – 1st Rd – MD: 11-3
– W: Justin Dickey (Wabash) – 2nd Rd – MD: 10-1
– W: Jordan Johnson (Grand View) – Quarterfinal – F: 4:10
– W: Vince Gottardo (Harper) – Semifinal – MD: 15-4
– W: Aaron Reynolds (Iowa Western) – Final – D: 12-6

Kwinn Kraft – 149
– L: Caleb Ervin (Illinois) – 1st Rd – F: 3:38
– L: Tre Rutz (Grand View) – 1st Rd Consolation – D: 7-3

Tanner Hiatt – 149 (2ND PLACE)
– W: Steve DeWitt (Harper) – 2nd Rd – F: 1:23
– W: Brandon Thomas (Grand View) – Quarterfinal – TF: 23-7
– W: Jordan Rinken (Upper Iowa) – Semifinal – D: 3-1
– L: Caleb Ervin (Illinois) – Final – D: 6-4

Jarrett Jensen – 157 (1ST PLACE)
– W: Chris Sanders (Lindenwood) – 1st Rd – MD: 12-0
– W: Marc Futterman (Harper) – 2nd Rd – F: 2:28
– W: David Wilson (Lindenwood) – Quarterfinal – MD: 12-2
– W: Matt Ruettiger (Illinois) – Semifinal – F: 6:33
– W: Dallas Houchins (Grand View) – Final – MD: 13-4

Kyle Lux – 165 (1ST PLACE)
– W: Walker Slaughter (Lindenwood) – 2nd Rd – D: 8-5
– W: Blake Sorensen (Upper Iowa) – Quarterfinal – D: 11-5
– W: Frank Abitua (Harper) – Semifinal – D: 8-3
– W: Taylor Berger (UNI) – Final – Default

Taylor Berger – 165 (2ND PLACE)
– W: Dan Williams (Iowa Western) – 2nd Rd – MD: 17-7
– W: Tom Gross (Loras) – Quarterfinal – D: 10-4
– W Daniel Urban (Lindenwood) – Semifinal – MD: 9-1
– L: Kyle Lux (UNI) – Final – Default

Elliot Wirkler – 174
– L: Brent Hamm (Cornell) – Quarterfinal – D: 3-2
– L: Isaac Olson (Iowa Western) – 2nd Rd Consolation – D: 8-1

Blaize Cabell – 197 (1ST PLACE)
– W: Quintin Edwards (Iowa Western) – 1st Rd – MD: 8-0
– W: Zach Durkee (Harper) – Quarterfinal – F: 3:35
– W: Donnie Horner (Coe) – Semifinal – D: 9-4
– W: Ryan Ward (Loras) – Final – D: 10-3

Cody Krumwiede – 285 (1ST PLACE)
– W: Matt Eads (Grand View) – 1st Rd – F: 2:56
– W: Dan Buyle (Harper) – Quarterfinal – F: 2:26
– W: Ryan DeWitt (Waldorf) – Semifinal – F: 2:28
– W: Chris Lopez (Illinois) – Final – D: 4-3