HAYS, Kan. - Seniors Jimmy Savala at 141 pounds and Sam Udell at heavyweight each finished second for Chadron State College on Saturday at the Fort Hays State Open Tournament in Hays, Kan.
Both of the Eagles won their first four matches to reach the finals.
Several other Chadron State entries also did well at the tournament. For instance, transfer Briston Brenton won five matches and lost two at 165 pounds. Also, Mikah Kadera at 157 and Chris Leak at 197 finished with 3-2 records.
Jake Lords at 149, Trent Zempel at 174 and Jordan Debus at 184 were 2-2 during the tourney.
One of the wins for Debus, a freshman from Mitchell, came when he pinned Charlie Pipher of Western State in the first round. Pipher is the defending Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 184-pound champion and the No. 2 ranked wrestler at that weight in NCAA Division II this season.
CSC coach Scott Ritzen said he was pleased with his team’s performance.
“We competed hard and stood up well against the tough competition in the tournament,” Ritzen said.
The field included wrestlers from Division I teams Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and the Air Force Academy along with Division II powers such as the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Kearney, Central Oklahoma and Western State.
The Eagles will close out the first semester by entering the Nebraska-Kearney Open Tourney this Saturday.
The Eagles’ results:
141—Jimmy Savala, CSC, dec. Tyler Anderson, UNK, 9-4; Savala tech. fall Kyle Jaquess, Labette CC, 21-6; Savala major dec. Casey Rowell, Central Oklahoma, 12-4; Savala dec. Kaleb Cradduck, Central Oklahoma, 8-3; Josh Kindig, Oklahoma State, pinned Savala 3:55 for first place.
149—Jake Lords, CSC, dec. Brandon Loy, Midland Lutheran, 7-5 in overtime; Esia Dominquez, UNO, tech. fall Lords 20-4; Lords dec. Trevor Oliver, Fort Hays, 7-2; Ben Morgan, Central Oklahoma, pinned Lords 2:49.
157—Mikah Kadera, CSC, dec. Jesse Stafford, Air Force Academy, 5-2; Kadara dec. Brandon Montoya, Western State, 6-2; Stephen Swan, Oklahoma State, dec. Kadera 11-6; Kadera dec. Austin Standage, Central Oklahoma, 4-3; Alec Williams, AFA, dec. Kadera 7-4.
157—Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma, pinned Tyler Smart, CSC, 3:59; Justin Weaver, Hastings, dec. Smart 5-4.
165—Briston Brenton, CSC, tech. fall Mark Martinez, New Mexico Highlands, 18-1; Brenton dec. Zach Starostka, UNK, 9-2; Brenton dec. Travis Budke, Fort Hays, 10-6; Derrick Adkins, Central Oklahoma, dec. Brenton 4-3; Brenton pinned Justin Grant, CSU-Pueblo, 5:47; Brenton dec. Jarret Hoeppner, AFA, 2-0; Jameon Rush, Hastings, pinned Brenton 1:43.
174—Trent Zempel, CSC, pinned Tracer Hudson, Pratt CC, 6:52; Brett Rosedale, UNO, dec. Zempel 6-3; Zempel dec. Sean Cherry, Colby CC, 7-1; Alex Chaparro, UNL, dec. Zempel 7-6.
184—Jordan Debus, CSC, dec. Mike Swanson, UNK, 13-7; Debus pinned Charlie Pipher, Western State, 1:02; Kazden Ikehara, AFA, dec. Debus 8-1; Tanner Keck, Central Oklahoma, major dec. Debus 14-0.
197—Chris Leak, CSC, dec. Lingston Lukow, UNL, 7-0; Leak dec. Tyler Hasenbank, UNL, 6-0; Donovan McMahill, Western State, major dec. Leak 16-3; Leak dec. Christian Flavin, UNK, 5-3; Jahsua Marsh, Midland, dec. Leak 5-2.
197—Mitch Brown, UNO, pinned Joe Bob Haas, CSC, 3:56; Haas dec. Matt Spain, UNO, 3-2; Christian Flavin, UNK, pinned Haas 1:27.
Hwt—Sam Udell, CSC, dec. C.J. Collins, Fort Hays, 7-0; Udell dec. Jacob Welch, AFA Prep, 2-1; Udell dec. Cody Dauphin, UNO, 2-1 in overtime; Udell dec. Pat Carey, CSU-Pueblo, 4-3; Ben Hohensee, UNK, pinned Udell 3:40 for first.
Hwt—Bentley Alsup, AFA Prep, major dec. Ryley Dawson, CSC, 13-0; Zack Wilcox, UNO, dec. Dawson 5-2.
Hwt—R.J. Boylan, CSC, dec. Louis Thornton, NMHU, 4-0; Kyle Colling, U. of Oklahoma, dec. Boylan 15-1; Justin Glenn, Fort Hays, won by default over Boylan.
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