Veterans Have Success at First Open of Season

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Midland University continued the start of their men’s wrestling opening weekend in Jamestown, North Dakota over the weekend at the Jimmie Open. The one day event attracted schools from all of the area. The Warriors entered seven wrestlers into the meet and had mixed results.

Tristan Snover and Dylan Buschow were the lone Warriors to earn a placing. Snover was 6th overall at 149 while Buschow finished 5th at 197.

Snover’s day began with a 12-4 major decision over Elijah Hackman of Jamestown. He then fell to Tyson Stoebner of Northern State before earning his own pin of Jerimiah Pierre of Northland Tech. In his fourth bout of the day he won a 10-8 decision over Devin Steidler of University of Mary. In the bout for 5th place he fell to Caden Moore of Northern State.

After receiving an opening round bye, Buschow lost his first bout 8-0 by major decision to Matt Kaylor of University of Mary. In the consolation bracket he pinned Kolby Carson of Minot State and then defeated Marce Vasquez 10-9 in the 5th place match.

Cesar Sandoval dropped a tie-breaker in his opening round and then was pinned in the consolation bracket.

Cody Carlson lost his opening round match to Robert Coyle III of Northern State at 133. He then won by fall over Isaiah Arredondo of Northland Tech and Payton Jackson of Northland Tech. In the fourth bout for Carlson he fell to William Horton-Hayden of Minot State.

At 149, Prestin Vondra had to retire early after an injury suffered in his opening round bout.

Bryson Jensen won a pair of pins at 157 after losing by tech fall to Braydon Huber of University of Mary. He pinned Maxwell Meekins of Saskatchewan and Brody Mohr of Minot State. In the consolation semifinals he lost by major decision to Riley Noble of University of Mary.

Rounding out the Warriors’ lineup was Jeshua Castillo at 165. He lost both of his matches by fall. He lost to University of Mary’s Riley Mitchell to begin his day and then to Fernando Servin of York.

“Once the smoke cleared at the Jimmie Open, we left with success on several levels,” commented head coach Larry Nugent. “Captains Dylan Buschow and Tristan Snover have led the team since practice started, and they continued to set an example by placing 5th and 6th respectively. Cody Carlson and Bryson Jensen distinguished themselves by more than holding their own with a field of very tough upper class men. Cesar Sandoval competed hard all weekend and so did Prestin Vondra. Jeshua Castillo was cruising to a win but got caught late or he would have joined the rest in the winning circle. All in all a really strong learning experience for the Warriors.”

Midland will hit the road again this upcoming weekend as they travel to Baldwin City, Kansas for the Dan Harris Open. The meet is on Sunday, November 10 and is hosted by Baker University.

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