Panthers Hoist Two Champs at UNI Open

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications
Release: Saturday 12/03/2011

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – The University of Northern Iowa wrestling squad hoisted two champions at the UNI Open Saturday. David Bonin captured the 157-pound title, and Ryan Loder continued his undefeated season, claiming the 184-pound championship.

Bonin capped off his title run with an 11-6 decision over South Dakota State’s Nick Flynn. The junior was 5-0 at the end of the tournament. His victories included two decisions, a major decision, a technical fall, and a pin, improving his overall season record to 14-3.

Loder cruised through the 184-pound bracket, finishing the UNI Open with a 13-3 major decision over Mitchell Schultz of Upper Iowa. The sophomore racked up two pins and a technical fall in addition to his major decision. Loder is now 15-0 this season.

The Panthers had at least one wrestler place in every weight division. Cruse Aarhus (125) was runner-up in his bracket. Jarrett Jensen (157), Riley Banach (165), and Cody Caldwell (174) claimed third place in their respective brackets.

UNI wrestling will resume its dual schedule this coming Thurs., Dec. 8, as the Panthers travel to Iowa City to face the No. 1-ranked Hawkeyes.

PLACE FINISHERS

125: Aarhus – 2nd

133: Jauch – 6th

141: Perrin – 5th

149: Hiatt – 6th

157: Bonin – 1st, Jensen – 3rd

165: Banach – 3rd, Berger – 5th

174: Caldwell – 3rd

184: Loder – 1st

197: Kettman & Cabell – 5th

285: Krumwiede – 5th