Men's Wrestling Hosts Home Invitational

Posted February 4, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (February 4, 2017)- The No. 19 Missouri Valley College men’s wrestling team hosted the Missouri Valley Open Saturday at the Burns Athletic Complex.  Seven Vikings advanced to the medal rounds, with three individuals taking third place.

 

Freshman Eric Arias (Yuma, Ariz.)-125 pounds

Quarterfinal-Defeated Jay Branch of Williams Baptist (Ark.) College in a 16-0 technical fall.

Semifinal-Lost to Perez Perez from the University of Iowa in a 15-6 major decision.

Consolation Semifinal-Defeated Pierre Dowling of Williams Baptist (Ark.) College in an 18-0 technical fall.

Third Place Match-Lost to Jeremy Andujar of William Penn (Iowa) University in a 10-6 decision.

 

Freshman Jamarcus Allen (Jacksonville, N.C.)-125 pounds

Second Round-Lost to Pierre Dowling of Williams Baptist (Ark.) College in a first period pin.

Consolation Fourth Round-Lost to Jeremy Andujar of William Penn (Iowa) University in a first period pin.

 

No 16 Freshman Zack Durbin (Arnold, Mo.)-133 pounds

Quarterfinal-Defeated Michael Cuthbertson from Benedictine (Kan.) College in a first period (1:15) pin.

Semifinal-Lost to Gilberto Rodriguez of William Penn (Iowa) University in a first period pin.

Consolation Semifinal-Defeated Dalton Good of Baker (Kan.) University in a first period (1:02) pin.

Third Place Match-Defeated Michael Cuthbertson of Benedictine (Kan.) College in a second period (4:46) pin.

 

Freshman Jimmy Carpenter (Kansas City, Mo.)-141 pounds

Second Round-Defeated Cody Reynolds of Williams Baptist (Ark.) College in a 16-1 technical fall.

Quarterfinal-Lost to Unattached Carter Happel in a 15-7 major decision.

Consolation Fourth Round-Defeated Fabian Rodriguez of William Penn (Iowa) University in a second period (4:17) pin.

Consolation Fifth Round-Defeated Case Pemberton of Baker (Kan.) University in a 9-5 decision.

Consolation Semifinal-Defeated teammate AJ Bindner in a 5-3 decision.

Third Place Match-Lost to Anthony Calderon of Fort Hays State (Kan.) University in a 5-3 decision.

 

Freshman AJ Bindner (Louisville, Ky.)-141 pounds

Second Round-Defeated Fabian Rodriguez of William Penn (Iowa) University in a 22-7 technical fall.

Quarterfinal-Defeated Anthony Calderon of Fort Hays State (Kan.) University in a 9-7 decision.

Semifinal-Lost to Unattached Brock Rathbun in a 3-0 decision.

Consolation Semifinal-Lost to teammate Jimmy Carpenter in a 5-3 decision.

Fifth Place Match-Lost to Unattached Nick Smith in a medical forfeit.

 

Freshman Kurt Kaiser (Independence, Mo.)-141 pounds

Second Round-Lost to Unattached Brock Rathbun in a first period (2:04) pin.

Consolation Second Round-Lost to Blake Ealy of William Penn (Iowa) University in a 6-2 decision.

 

Junior Sterling Karr (Warsaw, Mo.)-157 pounds

First Round-Defeated Chandler Patton of Williams Baptist (Ark.) College in a first period pin.

Second Round-Defeated Zane Heiter from the University of Central Missouri in a first period (0:24) pin.

Quaterfinal-Lost to Colston DiBlasi of Iowa State University in a first period pin.

Consolation Fourth Round-Lost to Joshua Thomas of Baker (Kan.) University in a first period pin.

 

Freshman Seth Johnson (Kenner, La.)-157 pounds

Second Round-Defeated John Pratt of Baker (Kan.) University in a 6-4 decision.

Quarterfinal-Defeated Mary Verhaeghe of Fort Hays State (Kan.) University in a 15-6 major decision.

Semifinal-Lost to Unattached Matt Malcom in an 8-0 decision.

Consolation Semifinal-Defeated Ryne Cokeley of Fort Hays State (Kan.) University in a 7-3 decision.

Third Place Match-Defeated Marty Verhaeghe of Fort Hays State (Kan.) University in a 4-3 decision.

 

Sophomore Blade Weber (Edwardsport, Ind.)-174 pounds

Quarterfinal-Defeated Devan Haripersaud of Florida International University in an 11-1 major decision.

Semifinal-Lost to Unattached Joel Northrup in a 16-1 technical fall.

Consolation Semifinal-Lost to John Hopper of William Penn (Iowa) University in a 17-8 major decision.

Fifth Place Match-Defeated Devan Haripersaud in a 10-0 major decision.

 

Junior Alex Destra (Auburndale, Fla.)-174 pounds

Quarterfinal-Defeated John Hopper of William Penn (Iowa) University in a 15-6 major decision.

Semifinal-Lost to Tyler Harris of Benedictine (Kan.) College in a 12-4 major decision.

Consolation Semifinal-Defeated Devan Haripersaud of Florida International University in an 18-1 major decision.

Third Place Match-Defeated John Hopper in a 14-5 major decision.

 

Senior Dakota Concepcion (Weston, Fla.)-184 pounds

Second Round-Lost to Dustin Carstens of Baker (Kan.) University in a first period pin.

Consolation Third Round-Defeated Tanner Gipson from the University of Central Missouri in a first period (1:44) pin.

Consolation Fourth Round-Lost to Ethan Leighton of Grand View (Iowa) University in a first period pin.

 

Sophomore Nick Whitehead (Zion, Ill.)-184 pounds

Second Round-Lost to Noel Torres of Newman (Kan.) University in an 11-1 major decision.

Consolation Fourth Round-Defeated Unattached Glen Eisman in an 11-4 decision.

Consolation Fifth Round-Lost to Ethan Leighton of Grand View (Iowa) University in a 14-6 major decision.

 

Sophomore Payton Napoli (Farmington, Mo.)-285 pounds

Second Round-Lost to Adam Venegas of Baker (Kan.) University in a first period pin.

Consolation Third Round-Defeated Andrew Goin of William Penn (Iowa) University in a 13-4 major decision.

Consolation Fourth Round-Lost to Lahmad Evans of Baker (Kan.) University in a second period pin.

 

A number of wrestlers competed as Unattached, and were led by Senior Donavan Fouchey (Oscoda, Mich.) who placed second in the 285 pound weight class, losing to Adam Venegas of Baker (Kan.) University in the championship match in a 3-2 decision.  Freshman Will Seibert (Farmington, Mo.) placed third at 165 pounds, defeating Stetson Clary in in a first period (1:37) pin.  Also, Freshman Zac Guerrero (Yuma, Ariz.) placed fourth at 197 pounds.

 

“Although this year’s open was smaller than the norm we still had some quality competition, making it a great ending of our regular season tournaments,” said Men’s Wrestling Head Coach Mike Machholz.  “Any time Iowa brings guys the level of the event goes up.  Throw in Baker, William Baptist and William Penn and now it’s a battle.   

 

“Several of our guys competed well and placed but I thought that a couple of guys really stood out.  Seth Johnson, at 157 pounds, had a nice day taking 3rd with his only loss to an Iowa redshirt who then lost to the eventual Outstanding Wrestler from Iowa State in the finals.  Seth has really come on since we moved him up two weights earlier and is making a statement to be considered for the national team.  

 

“Alex Destra, at 174 pounds, also took 3rd, placing in his first college tournament and is also making a run for the national team since we moved him up a weight class as well.  Blade Weber also got his first tournament placing in college taking 5th at 174 and battled tough all day.   

 

“Freshman Zack Durbin, at 133 pounds, rebounded from a semifinal loss and stormed back to take 3rd and show why he is starting to get nationals recognition.  

 

“Donnie Fouchey had another great tournament taking second at 285 pounds.  He has placed in the top 3 in all but one event this year as a redshirt unattached wrestler and will definitely be in the hunt for a national title next season.”

 

The men’s wrestling team will finish out its 2017 season with a dual at NCAA Division II Truman State (Mo.) University, Tuesday at 7 p.m., in Kirksville, Mo.

 

 

About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.

 

 



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