The Montana State University-Northern wrestling team finished up a busy week with a successful trip to Dickinson, N.D.
The No. 4 Lights were in Dickinson for the annual Dickinson State Open, and while head coach Tyson Thivierge rested some key wrestlers, the Lights till managed a third-place finish overall.
Individually, Northern got a first-place finish from Ethan Hinebauch at 165 pounds, while 133-pounder Cameron Neiss also captured an individual title. Redshirt Eli Hinebauch was also victorious Saturday, winning the title at 157 pounds.
Redshirt Jared Miller placed second for the Lights at 174 pounds, while Aaron LaFarge (125) and redshirt Jorrell Jones (197) each placed third for the Lights. Another pair of redshirts placed as well. Tommy Cooper placed fourth at 157 pounds, and Garrett DeMers took fourth at 184.
The Lights will have some time off before heading to Great Falls for a Feb. 6 showdown with the UGF Argos.
Dickinson State Open
Team scores: University of Great Falls (Mont.) 140, Dickinson State 135.5, Montana State-Northern 127.5, Dakota Wesleyan 98, Jamestown College 80, University of Regina (Saskatchewan) 58.5, Northwest College (Wyo.) 19, Minnesota State Moorhead 0.
Championship: Bryden Lazaro, DSU, dec. Sean Blumhardt, JC, 5-3. Third place: Aaron LaFarge, MSUN, dec. Luke Schlosser, UGF, 4-2 (2 OT, SV). Fifth place: Danny Luttrell, UGF, def. Duell Stadel, MSUN, injury default.
Championship: Cameron Neiss, MSUN, dec. Matt Chambers, DSU, 6-5. Third place: Steven Schneider, UR, major dec. Alec Lindsey, DSU, 22-13. Fifth place: Robert Meador, DSU, dec. Edward Wilson, JC, 9-4.
Championship: Dillon Kifer, JC, tech. fall Ryan Martin, UGF, 16-0. Third place: Karl Bell, DWU, dec. Elias Armendariz, DSU, 3-1. Fifth place: Colter Steinmetz, DSU, major dec. Jordan Delp, DSU, 9-0.
Championship: Luke Zeiger, UGF, dec. Chase Burns, UGF, 3-1. Third place: Nestor Ruleas, DSU, dec. Samuel Brown, JC, 3-0. Fifth place: Sean Trottman, UR, def. Dusty Paulson, DWU, injury default.
Championship: Eli Hinebauch, MSUN, pinned Chad Cebulski, UGF, :56. Third place: Kyle Gerlach, DWU, dec. Tommy Cooper, MSUN, 5-1. Fifth place: Caleb Heiberger, DWU, dec. Sean Elkins, 4-3 OT).
Championship: Ethan Hinebauch, MSUM, major dec. Michael Nord, JC, 12-3. Third place: Nicholas Hutcheson, DWU, def. Jarrick Jensen, DWU, forfeit. Fifth place: Milton Nkunku, DSU, dec. Casey Park, DWU, 11-6.
Championship: Cameron Schrempp, DSU, dec. Jared Miller, MSUN, 5-3. Third place: Tyler Sarringer, DWU, major dec. Connor Monk, MSUM, 13-5. Fifth place: Taylor Vaughan, UGF, def. Brock Picard, UGF, injury default.
Championship: Jesse Hellinger, DSU, tech. fall Adam Wolfe, UGF, 16-0. Third place: Jacob Luczaj, UR, pinned Garrett DeMers, MSUN, 5:56. Fifth place: Kyle Hoisington, DWU, dec. Brilley Crissler, DSU, 2-1.
Championship: Dylan Lemery, UGF, pinned Jarrett Baker, NC, 6:07. Third place: Jorrell Jones, MSUN, dec. John Lendvoy, UR, 4-2. Fifth place: Skyler Carroll, dec. Jade Hoisington, DWU, 4-3.
Championship: Jose Lopez, DSU, def. Sean Tiernan, UGF, injury default. Third place: Anthony Lopez, JC, dec. David Lopez, UGF, 5-2. Fifth place: Brian Klevis, dec. Eric Gruis, DWU, 8-4.