NIU Puts Nine on the Podium at Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open

GO HUSKIES Andrew Morse ended the day with a fifth-place finish at 157 pounds
GO HUSKIES
Andrew Morse ended the day with a fifth-place finish at 157 pounds
GO HUSKIES

Nov. 3, 2013

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team opened their season Sunday at South Dakota State, where they placed nine wrestlers at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open.
 
Leading the way for the Huskies were Shawn Scott and Jordan Northrup. Scott was the runner-up at 197 pounds, while Northrup took second place as an unattached wrestler at 133.

"We learned a lot about where we are and the things we need to focus on for our drive towards March," said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. "Overall, our performance was good, but we are striving for excellence and we have to get back to work. We have a lot of adjustments to make. We will continue to dig in and make progress."
 
Coming off an injury that robbed him of his true freshman season, Scott looked every bit as dominant as he was last year by earning a 14-0 major decision against Augustana (S.D.)'s Lane Lettau. In the subsequent rounds, the Holly, Mich., native scored decisions against South Dakota State's Nathan Rotert (6-2), Missouri's Justin Heberlie (7-2) and Nebraska's Spencer Johnson (4-3). In the final against Missouri's J'Den Cox, he fell by way of a 14-4 major decision.
 
Jordan Northrup, NIU's other finalist on the day, was equally as dominant at the outset. The native of Machesney Park, Ill., won a 12-0 major decision against Brance Simms of South Dakota State, then defeated Missouri's Cole Baumgartner, 9-2, and Augustana (S.D.)'s Austin Jordan, 14-0. In the semifinals, Northrup pinned Southwest Minnesota State's Justin Reinsma early in the second period. He would cap his day with a 3-0 loss against Missouri's Matt Manley to claim second.
 
Taking fourth place on the night was Kevin Fanta. The redshirt senior began the day with three straight victories by decision against unattached Alex Bridgeford, Minnesota State Moorhead's Angel Vega and North Dakota State's Mitch Bengston. After falling in the semifinals to Anthony Abidin, Fanta took a walkover against Bridgeford and finished the day with an 11-6 loss against Tony DeAngelo of Missouri.
 
Meanwhile, Andrew Morse and Jared Torrence each earned fifth place finishes. For Morse, he began the day with major decisions against Missouri's Matt Lemanowicz and Southwest Minnesota State's Jake Slocum. After being knocked off in the quarterfinals by James Green of Nebraska, the sophomore bounced back with two wrestle-back wins, including a pin of Southwest Minnesota State's Codie Lane. Despite being beat by South Dakota State's Cody Pack, Morse ended the day with a 16-0 technical fall in a rematch with Lemanowicz.
 
Torrence got off to a hot start, earning a pair of decisions to get to the semifinals. However, the redshirt senior heavyweight took a loss in the semifinals, then in the subsequent wrestle-back match to settle for fifth place against SDSU's J.J. Everard - the same person whom Torrence earned a 3-2 win earlier in the day. In the rematch, Torrence did not disappoint, taking an 8-3 victory over the Jackrabbit heavyweight.
 
Also earning spots on the podium were sixth place finishers Sam Bennett (165 pounds), Matt Mougin (174 - unattached) and Parker Settecase, along with eighth place finisher Trace Engelkes at 165 pounds.
 
NIU gets back on the mats Saturday when they go to Michigan State for the MSU Open.
 
125: Braun Marquez
Braun Marquez (NIU) dec. Javier Vierya (Augustana [S.D.]), 8-1
Barlow McGhee (Missouri) dec. Braun Marquez (NIU), 3-2
Braun Marquez (NIU) tech. fall Nate Smith (Iowa Central), 17-0
Zach Synon (Missouri) maj. dec. Braun Marquez (NIU), 8-0
 
125: Nick Harrison
Morgan Engbrecht (Augustana [S.D.]) dec. Nick Harrison (NIU), 3-0
Nick Harrison (NIU) wins by injury forfeit over Eric Coufal (Nebraska)
Skyler Goepfert (Midland) pins Nick Harrison (NIU), 0:35
 
133: Jordan Northrup* - Second Place
Jordan Northrup (NIU) maj. dec. Brance Simms (South Dakota State), 12-0
Jordan Northrup (NIU) dec. Cole Baumgartner (Missouri), 9-2
Jordan Northrup (NIU) maj. dec. Austin Jordan (Augustana [S.D.]), 14-0
Jordan Northrup (NIU) pins Justin Reinsma (Southwest Minnesota State), 3:21
Matt Manley (Missouri) dec. Jordan Northup (NIU), 3-0
 
141: Sal Annoreno*
Tony DeAngelo (Missouri) maj. dec. Sal Annoreno (NIU), 13-0
Sal Annoreno (NIU) pins Flynn Stormer (Minot State), 1:06
Sal Annoreno (NIU) dec. Colin Dolata (NIU), 9-5
Sal Annoreno (NIU) dec. Trent Butcher (Unattached), 5-0
Lavion Mayes (Missouri) dec. Sal Annoreno (NIU), 7-2
 
141: Tyler Argue
Lavion Mayes (Missouri) dec. Tyler Argue (NIU), 7-5
Tyler Argue (NIU) pins Nick Chavez (Unattached), 2:15
Jacob Anderson (Augustana [S.D.]) pins Tyler Argue (NIU), 1:24
 
141: Colin Dolata*
Colin Dolata (NIU) dec. Taylor Ronan (Missouri), 6-0
Mitch Friedman (North Dakota State) dec. Colin Dolata (NIU), 10-3
Sal Annoreno (NIU) dec. Colin Dolata (NIU), 9-5
 
141: Kevin Fanta - Fourth Place
Kevin Fanta (NIU) dec. Alex Bridgeford (Unattached), 7-5
Kevin Fanta (NIU) dec. Angel Vega (Minnesota State Moorhead), 4-3
Kevin Fanta (NIU) dec. Mitch Bengston (North Dakota State), 4-2
Anthony Abidin (Nebraska) dec. Kevin Fanta (NIU), 10-3
Kevin Fanta (NIU) wins by injury forfeit over Alex Bridgeford (Unattached)
Tony DeAngelo (Missouri) dec. Kevin Fanta (NIU), 11-6
 
149: Gabe Morse
Gabe Morse (NIU) maj. dec. Zach Friederich (Augustana [S.D.]), 13-4
Gabe Morse (NIU) dec. Dalton Moran (South Dakota State), 8-3
Jake Short (Minnesota) dec. Gabe Morse (NIU), 3-2
Tyler Weyer (North Dakota State) dec. Gabe Morse (NIU), 7-5
 
149: Austin Culton*
Shawn Hatlestad (Augustana [S.D.]) pins Austin Culton (NIU), 5:14
Austin Culton (NIU) dec. Beau Voegeli (Northern State), 9-5
Connor MacGregor (Minnesota State Moorhead) wins by injury forfeit over Austin Culton (NIU)
 
157: Andrew Morse - Fifth Place
Andrew Morse (NIU) maj. dec. Matt Lemanowicz (Missouri), 10-2
Andrew Morse (NIU) maj. dec. Jake Slocum (Southwest Minnesota State), 14-2
James Green (Nebraska) dec. Andrew Morse (NIU), 2-0
Andrew Morse (NIU) dec. Mitch Rechtzigel (Augustana [S.D.]), 9-2
Andrew Morse (NIU) pins Codie Lane (Southwest Minnesota State), 4:42
Cody Pack (South Dakota State) dec. Andrew Morse (NIU), 6-5
Andrew Morse (NIU) tech. fall Matt Lemanowicz (Missouri), 16-0
 
157: Matt Smith
Matt Smith (NIU) dec. Sean Havlovic (Northern State), 6-4
Cody Pack (South Dakota State) tech. fall Matt Smith (NIU), 24-8
Matt Smith (NIU) maj. dec. Grant Nehring (North Dakota State), 11-3
Matt Smith (NIU) dec. Ryan Niven (Iowa Central), 6-1
Colin Holler (South Dakota State) maj. dec. Matt Smith (NIU), 14-4
 
165: Sam Bennett - Sixth Place
Sam Bennett (NIU) tech. fall Mason Bender (Augustana [S.D.]), 16-0
Sam Bennett (NIU) tech. fall Travis Kephart (Midland), 17-1
Zach Toal (Missouri) dec. Sam Bennett (NIU), 5-3
Sam Bennett (NIU) dec. Chris Pfarr (Minnesota), 9-4
Sam Bennett (NIU) dec. Sterling Terry (Midland), 4-2
Brandon Wilbourn (Nebraska) maj. dec. Sam Bennett (NIU), 12-2
Tim Miklus (Unattached) pins Sam Bennett (NIU), 2:42
 
165: Trace Engelkes - Eighth Place
Trace Engelkes (NIU) pins Chris Pfarr (Minnesota), 2:27
Joseph Brewster (South Dakota State) dec. Trace Engelkes (NIU), 8-5
Trace Engelkes (NIU) tech. fall Colton Vekved (Unattached), 16-0
Trace Engelkes (NIU) maj. dec. Bradyn Nieses (Augustana [S.D.]), 12-2
Trace Engelkes (NIU) wins by injury forfeit over Austin Wilson (Nebraska)
Joe Brewster (South Dakota State) pins Trace Engelkes (NIU), 1:16
Sterling Terry (Midland) pins Trace Engelkes (NIU), 1:16
 
174: Billy Chancey
Billy Chancey (NIU) maj. dec. Jon Goerke (Missouri), 9-1
Tiger Paasch (Minot State) dec. Billy Chancey (NIU), 8-6
Billy Chancey (NIU) dec. Nick Boone (Missouri), 6-0
McCoy Newberg (Nebraska) dec. Billy Chancey (NIU), 5-3
 
174: Matt Mougin* - Sixth Place
Matt Mougin (NIU) dec. Nick Boone (Missouri), 4-2
Matt Mougin (NIU) tech. fall Asaiah Dyer (Midland), 19-4
Matt Mougin (NIU) dec. Parker Von Egidy (Missouri), 6-4
Mikey England (Missouri) dec. Matt Mougin (NIU), 5-2
McCoy Newberg (Nebraska) dec. Matt Mougin (NIU), 5-0
Michael Joseph (Minnesota State Moorhead) dec. Matt Mougin (NIU), 5-3
 
184: Caleb Busson
Caleb Busson (NIU) dec. Ben Schwery (South Dakota State), 3-1
Caleb Busson (NIU) dec. Andrew Rodas (Southwest Minnesota State), 8-3
Johnny Eblen (Missouri) dec. Caleb Busson (NIU), 4-1
Aaron Studebaker (Nebraska) dec. Caleb Busson (NIU), 3-2
 
184: Shane Rosenberry
Shane Rosenberry (NIU) dec. Tom Davies (Augustana [S.D.]), 7-1
Matt Lewellen (Minnesota) dec. Shane Rosenberry (NIU), 6-4
Shane Rosenberry (NIU) pins Michael Licht (Iowa Central), 3:42
Shane Rosenberry (NIU) dec. Hunter Weddington (South Dakota State), 4-3
Matt Seabold (South Dakota State) maj. dec. Shane Rosenberry (NIU), 13-4
 
197: Shawn Scott - Second Place
Shawn Scott (NIU) maj. dec. Lane Lettau (Augustana [S.D.]), 14-0
Shawn Scott (NIU) dec. Nathan Rotert (South Dakota State), 6-2
Shawn Scott (NIU) dec. Justin Heberlie (Missouri), 7-2
Shawn Scott (NIU) dec. Spencer Johnson (Nebraska), 4-3
J'Den Cox (Missouri) maj. dec. Shawn Scott (NIU), 14-4
 
197: Parker Settecase - Sixth Place
Parker Settecase (NIU) maj. dec. Mike Hale (Iowa Central), 10-0
J'Den Cox (Missouri) maj. dec. Parker Settecase (NIU), 10-1
Parker Settecase (NIU) dec. Mitch Eull (Minot State), 5-3
Parker Settecase (NIU) pins Chris Bascon (Minnesota), 4:22
Parker Settecase (NIU) dec. Trey Hable (South Dakota State), 4-1
Parker Settecase (NIU) pins Bryce Fisher (Iowa Central), 1:36
Spencer Johnson (Nebraska) dec. Parker Settecase (NIU), 8-2
Tommy Petersen (North Dakota State) dec. Parker Settecase (NIU), 7-4
 
285: Arthur Bunce
Collin Jensen (Nebraska) pins Arthur Bunce (NIU), 2:46
Arthur Bunce (NIU) dec. Anthony Reurink (Northern State), 7-0
J.J. Everard (South Dakota State) dec. Arthur Bunce (NIU), 5-2
 
285: Jake Cochrane*
J.J. Everard (South Dakota State) dec. Jake Cochrane (NIU), 4-3
Lonnie Brown (Midland) dec. Jake Cochrane (NIU), 4-2
 
285: Jared Torrence - Fifth Place
Jared Torrence (NIU) dec. Lonnie Brown (Midland), 8-3
Jared Torrence (NIU) dec. J.J. Everard (South Dakota State), 3-2
Collin Jensen (Nebraska) dec. Jared Torrence (NIU), 7-4
Cole Wilson (Southwest Minnesota State) dec. Jared Torrence (NIU), 2-1
Jared Torrence (NIU) dec. J.J. Everard (South Dakota State), 8-3
 
*Wrestling unattached