JAMESTOWN, N.D. Led by six champions and four more
athletes placing second, the Montana State
University-Northern wrestling team secured the team title at
the Great Plains Regional wrestling tournament Sunday.
Northern finished the tournament with 132 points, well
outdistancing second-place University of Mary, which
finished with 99.5 points. Dickinson State was third with 47
points, Huron was fourth with 27, and Jamestown was fifth
Abel Valdez (125), Caleb Schaeffer (133), Jason Fratzke
(141), Bobby Mantle (157), Emmett Willson (174) and Turk
Lords (197) each won their respective weight classes.
Brent Riggin (149), Neil Samoy (157), Kyle Fisher (165) and
Tyson Thivierge (187) each placed second, and Dane Jacobsen
(Hwt) placed third.
"I think we're capable of a lot better performance, but it
was good to have 10 guys in the finals and six champions,"
Northern coach David Ray said.
FINAL MATCH RESULTS
125 Abel Valdez (MSU) d. Aaron Hartnell (Mary) 6-2.
Valdez placed first.
133 Caleb Schaeffer (MSU) d. B. Biel (Mary) 18-6.
Schaeffer placed first.
141 Jason Fratzke (MSU) d. D. Weigel (Mary) 7-5. Fratzke
149 W. Blankenbaker (DS) d. Brent Riggin (MSU) 4-2.
Riggin placed second.
157 Bobby Mantle (MSU) d. Neil Samoy (MSU) 22-9. Mantle
placed first, Samoy placed second.
165 K. LaBrie (Mary) d. Kyle Fisher (MSU) 8-3. Fisher
174 Emmett Willson (MSU) d. D. Williams 7-2. Willson
184 J. Engelhardt (Mary) d. Tyson Thivierge (MSU) 6-4.
Thivierge placed second.
197 Turk Lords (MSU) d. D. Gorder (DS) 4-1. Lords placed
Hwt Dane Jacobsen (MSU) d. J. Danborn 15-0.