Brands, Cassioppi Win Titles at UNI Open

By Chris Brewer, Iowa Athletic Communications

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Nelson Brands

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Freshmen Nelson Brands and Tony Cassioppi won tournament titles at UNI Open on Saturday.

Cassioppi recorded three pins in a total of three minutes, 10 seconds to win the 285-pound title. He improved to 11-0 this season with 10 falls and three tournament championships.

Brands won five matches to win the 165-pound championship, his third tournament title this season. He improved to 13-0.

Vince Turk and Jeren Glosser placed second and third, respectively. Turk won twice by major decision before falling, 4-0, in the 141-pound championships match. Glosser was 4-1 with three major decisions at 149.

UNI OPEN RESULTS

Vince Turk – 2nd place 141

Champ. Round 1 - Vince Turk (IOWA) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Vince Turk (IOWA) won by decision over Clay Carlson (South Dakota St.) (Dec 8-5)

Semifinal - Vince Turk (IOWA) won by major decision over Michael Blockhus (Northern Iowa) (Maj 14-0)

1st Place Match - Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Vince Turk (IOWA) (Dec 4-0)

Justin Stickley 141

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Stickley (IOWA) won by fall over Richardson Gbeynie (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 0:59)

Quarterfinal - Michael Blockhus (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Justin Stickley (IOWA) (Dec 6-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Justin Stickley (IOWA) won by major decision over Zach Price (South Dakota St.) (Maj 12-3)

Cons. Round 3 - Clay Carlson (South Dakota St.) won by decision over Justin Stickley (IOWA) (Dec 12-10)

Zach Axmear 149

Champ. Round 1 - Zach Axmear (IOWA) won by decision over Grant Stotts (Iowa State Unattached) (Dec 5-0)

Champ. Round 2 - Graham Rooks (Indiana University Unattached) won by decision over Zach Axmear (IOWA) (Dec 6-4)

Cons. Round 2 - Zach Axmear (IOWA) won by fall over Yarhoski Aldiva (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 3:43)

Cons. Round 3 - Zach Axmear (IOWA) won by major decision over Tyler Waterson (Minnesota) (Maj 15-5)

Cons. Round 4 - Drew Scharenbrock (Wisconsin Unattached) won by decision over Zach Axmear (IOWA) (Dec 10-8)

Jaren Glosser – 3rd place 1 157

Champ. Round 2 - Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by decision over Chase Straw (Iowa State Wrestling) (Dec 13-9)

Quarterfinal - Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by major decision over Jared Franek (North Dakota State) (Maj 14-3)

Semifinal - Devin Bahr (Wisconsin Unattached) won by decision over Jaren Glosser (IOWA) (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Semi - Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by major decision over Cayd Lara (Northern Iowa) (Maj 11-2)

3rd Place Match - Jaren Glosser (IOWA) won by decision over Chase Straw (Iowa State Wrestling) (Dec 5-4)

Joe Kelly 157

Champ. Round 2 - Joe Kelly (IOWA) won by decision over Laken Cook (South Dakota St.) (Dec 7-4)

Quarterfinal - Brayton Lee (Minnesota) won by major decision over Joe Kelly (IOWA) (Maj 12-3)

Cons. Round 4 - Ethan Karsten (Iowa Central CC) won by decision over Joe Kelly (IOWA) (Dec 7-2)

Open 165

Nelson Brands – 1st place 165

Champ. Round 1 - Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by fall over Jonathan Carr (Iowa Central CC) (Fall 2:12)

Champ. Round 2 - Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by major decision over Tate Battani (Iowa State Unattached) (Maj 13-5)

Quarterfinal - Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by major decision over Skyler St. John (Iowa State Wrestling) (Maj 12-3)

Semifinal - Nelson Brands (IOWA) won by medical forfeit over Brady Jennings (Iowa State Unattached) (MFF)

1st Place Match - Nelson Brands (IOWA) won in double overtime over Jake Allar (Minnesota) (2-OT 3-2)

Open 165

Tristan McDonald

Champ. Round 2 - Austin Brenner (North Dakota State) won by major decision over Tristan McDonald (IOWA) (Maj 9-1)

Cons. Round 2 - Tristan McDonald (IOWA) won by decision over Zachary Schneider (North Dakota State) (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Round 3 - Tim McCarthy (Illinois) won by decision over Tristan McDonald (IOWA) (Dec 5-0)

Open 285

Tony Cassioppi – 1st place

Quarterfinal - Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) won by fall over Blake Wolters (South Dakota St.) (Fall 0:35)

Semifinal - Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) won by fall over Thomas Helton (SIUE) (Fall 1:52)

1st Place Match - Tony Cassioppi (IOWA) won by fall over Daniel Stibral (North Dakota State) (Fall 0:43)