Upper Iowa Wrestling Opens Season at Yellowjacket Open

By Howie Thompson, UIU Athletic Information

Peacock Wrestling

The No. 11 Upper Iowa wrestling team opened their season with action for their underclassmen at the Yellowjacket Open hosted by Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minn. The Peacocks had a solid day on the mats with 13 of the 15 UIU wrestlers in the tournament placing in their respective weight classes. UIU individuals combined for a 51 wins and just 20 losses while claiming co-champions at 141 pounds, three runner-up spots, a third, fourth and fifth-place finish, four sixth-place finishes and an eighth place.

Connor Manderfeld and Eric Faught (unattached) each went undefeated in the 141-pound bracket and left the tournament as co-champions. The pair reached the final against each other, but did not toe the line for one final match. Manderfeld posted three wins including a fall, a tech fall and a major, while Faught scored four wins including a pair of falls and a major.

A trio of redshirt freshman kicked off their seasons with a 4-1 record. Donny Schmit (133), Chance Throndson (149) and Jordan Baumler (285) all reached the finals, but came up short in the championship match. Schmit scored two falls and a major, while Throndson picked up one win by fall. Baumler wrapped up the trio's output with two falls.

Colter Bye (unattached) went 3-1 with a fall and a major to place third at 174 pounds, while Kaden Anderlik (unattached) placed fourth after going 3-2 with a pair of falls at 133 pounds. Tate Murty had a busy day at 149 pounds placing fifth with a 6-1 record on the day with 3 falls.

Four Peacocks ended their runs in sixth place including Dalton Schams (141, unattached), Ryan Steffen (157, unattached), Dakota Henry (125) and Scott Kellenberger (165, unattached). Henry went 4-2 with 4 falls, while Steffen posted a 4-2 mark with 2 falls and a major and Schams went 4-2 with 2 tech falls. Kellenberger registered a 3-2 record with 1 fall in his first action.

Troy Monahan III placed eighth at heavyweight with a 3-2 record including a win by major.

Philip Ihde went 2-1 at 125 with two falls before an injury ended his day. Chase Luensman lost a pair of close decisions at 157 pounds.

The Peacocks full team will be in action next Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Millikin Open hosted by Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.

UPPER IOWA RESULTS FROM THE YELLOWJACKET OPEN
OPEN 125
Dakota Henry (4-2, 4 falls) placed 6th and scored 17.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Erik Gerovac (UW-Eau Claire) (Fall 6:42)
Champ. Round 2 - Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Joey Armijo (Harper CC) (Fall 2:22)
Quarterfinal - Matthew Jordan (Iowa Lakes Community College) won by major decision over Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa University) (Maj 10-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Jaxson Roney (Iowa Central Community College) (Fall 4:27)
Cons. Semi - Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Tyler Laudick (Nebraska Weslyn University) (Fall 2:21)
5th Place Match - Daniel Vargas (Iowa Central Community College) won by decision over Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 5-3)
OPEN 125
Philip Ihde (2-1, 2 falls) scored 6.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Philip Ihde (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Patrick Baumgardner (Southwest State University) (Fall 3:00)
Champ. Round 2 - Philip Ihde (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Reid Folley (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Fall 2:30)
Quarterfinal - Tommy Russell (Triton Community College) won by fall over Philip Ihde (Upper Iowa University) (Fall 2:26)
Cons. Round 4 - Jack Marley (UW-Eau Claire) won by medical forfeit over Philip Ihde (Upper Iowa University) (MFF)
OPEN 133
Donny Schmit (4-1, 2 falls, 1 major) placed 2nd and scored 21.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Donny Schmit (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Brandon Murphy (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Fall 0:17)
Champ. Round 2 - Donny Schmit (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Jaylan Claudio (Triton Community College) (Fall 4:53)
Quarterfinal - Donny Schmit (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Bobby Tellez (Iowa Central Community College) (Maj 16-7)
Semifinal - Donny Schmit (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Van Schmidt (Nebraska Weslyn University) (Dec 9-3)
1st Place Match - Eron Haynes (Nebraska Weslyn University) won by decision over Donny Schmit (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 8-3)
OPEN 133
Kaden Anderlik (3-2, 2 falls) placed 4th and scored 16.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Keegan Schultschik (Cornell College) (Fall 1:27)
Champ. Round 2 - Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Michael Moore (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Fall 4:03)
Quarterfinal - Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Thomas Severson (UW-Eau Claire) (Dec 9-3)
Semifinal - Eron Haynes (Nebraska Weslyn University) won by major decision over Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa University) (Maj 18-5)
3rd Place Match - Van Schmidt (Nebraska Weslyn University) won by decision over Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 8-1)
OPEN 141
Dalton Schams (4-2, 2 tech falls) placed 6th and scored 12.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dalton Schams (Upper Iowa University) won by tech fall over Isaiah Ayala (Iowa Central Community College) (TF 16-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Dalton Schams (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Josh Clark (Unattached) (Dec 10-3)
Quarterfinal - Zachary Weiler (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by decision over Dalton Schams (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 10-5)
Cons. Round 4 - Dalton Schams (Upper Iowa University) won by tech fall over Keegan Casey (Nebraska Weslyn University) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Semi - Dalton Schams (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Eliot Jurries (MN-West CC) (Dec 8-5)
5th Place Match - Parker Dobrocky (Rochester-CTC) won by major decision over Dalton Schams (Upper Iowa University) (Maj 14-5)
OPEN 141
Connor Manderfeld (3-0, 1 fall, 1 tech, 1 major) placed 2nd and scored 22.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Connor Manderfeld (Upper Iowa University) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Connor Manderfeld (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Dyllon Bernard (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Maj 11-0)
Quarterfinal - Connor Manderfeld (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Tyler Vanderlois (UW-Eau Claire) (Fall 2:45)
Semifinal - Connor Manderfeld (Upper Iowa University) won by tech fall over Zachary Weiler (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (TF 16-0)
OPEN 141
Eric Faught (4-0, 2 falls, 1 major) placed 2nd and scored 21.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Eric Faught (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Preston Rauner (Nebraska Weslyn University) (Fall 1:26)
Champ. Round 2 - Eric Faught (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Ben Gruenstein (Augustana University) (Fall 2:30)
Quarterfinal - Eric Faught (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Parker Dobrocky (Rochester-CTC) (Maj 15-6)
Semifinal - Eric Faught (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Robert Hall Jr. (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Dec 9-7)
OPEN 149
Chance Throndson (4-1, 1 fall) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Chance Throndson (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Tyler Soltau (Southwest State University) (Dec 10-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Chance Throndson (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Matt Frost (Rochester-CTC) (Dec 7-2)
Quarterfinal - Chance Throndson (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Reilly Dolan (Cornell College) (Fall 1:56)
Semifinal - Chance Throndson (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Kyle Cavanaugh (MS-Mankato) (Dec 3-2)
1st Place Match - Jake Drexler (UW-Eau Claire) won in sudden victory - 1 over Chance Throndson (Upper Iowa University) (SV-1 3-2)
OPEN 149
Tate Murty (6-1, 3 falls) placed 5th and scored 19.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Darian Padgett (Harper CC) (Maj 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Deville Dentis (Iowa Lakes Community College) won by decision over Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Alex Kleider (Northwestern) (Fall 1:35)
Cons. Round 3 - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Chanse Ridgeway (Cornell College) (Fall 1:42)
Cons. Round 4 - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Jordan Peterson (Southwest State University) (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Semi - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) won by medical forfeit over Deville Dentis (Iowa Lakes Community College) (MFF)
5th Place Match - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa University) won by no contest over Robert Shields (Southwest State University) (NC)
OPEN 157
Ryan Steffen (4-2, 2 falls, 1 major) placed 6th and scored 14.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Joaquin Montero (Saint Olaf) (Fall 2:24)
Champ. Round 2 - Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Damian Fuglewicz (Harper CC) (Fall 3:35)
Quarterfinal - Alex Lloyd (Rochester-CTC) won by decision over Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 4 - Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Tristan Massie (UW-Eau Claire) (Dec 12-11)
Cons. Semi - Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Tanner Eischens (Saint Cloud State University) (Maj 14-6)
5th Place Match - Andrew Gamble (Iowa Central Community College) won by fall over Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa University) (Fall 5:57)
OPEN 157
Chase Luensman (0-2)
Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Hertel (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won in tie breaker - 2 over Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa University) (TB-2 6-5)
Cons. Round 1 - Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa University) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Adam Rients (UW-Eau Claire) won by decision over Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 11-9)
OPEN 165
Scott Kellenberger (3-2, 1 fall) placed 6th and scored 7.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Michael Smith (MS-Mankato) won by major decision over Scott Kellenberger (Upper Iowa University) (Maj 15-1)
Cons. Round 1 - Scott Kellenberger (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Dallas Horne (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Fall 1:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Scott Kellenberger (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Kyler Rieck (MS-Mankato) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Semi - Scott Kellenberger (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Braydon Johnson (MN-West CC) (Dec 8-2)
5th Place Match - Seth Brossard (Rochester-CTC) won by decision over Scott Kellenberger (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 8-2)
OPEN 174
Colter Bye (3-1, 1 fall, 1 major) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Colter Bye (Upper Iowa University) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Colter Bye (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Dj Preston (Harper CC) (Fall 1:11)
Quarterfinal - Colter Bye (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Brady Childers (Northwestern) (Maj 9-0)
Semifinal - Tyler Ryan (Saint Cloud State University) won by decision over Colter Bye (Upper Iowa University) (Dec 8-5)
3rd Place Match - Colter Bye (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Nolan Paar (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 7-4)
OPEN 285
Troy Monahan (3-2, 1 major) placed 8th and scored 6.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Troy Monahan (Upper Iowa University) won by major decision over Geoffrey Cagle (Harper CC) (Maj 12-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Troy Monahan (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Adam Lucast (UW-Eau Claire) (Dec 3-0)
Quarterfinal - Boone McDermott (Iowa Central Community College) won by fall over Troy Monahan (Upper Iowa University) (Fall 2:01)
Cons. Round 4 - Troy Monahan (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Skyler Bonestroo (Northwestern) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Semi - Max Villnow (MS-Mankato) won in sudden victory - 1 over Troy Monahan (Upper Iowa University) (SV-1 3-1)
OPEN 285
Jordan Baumler (4-1, 2 falls) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Tyler Hugg (Saint Cloud State University) (Dec 3-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Kody Kutz (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Fall 1:22)
Quarterfinal - Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa University) won by fall over Jorden Pryor (Iowa Central Community College) (Fall 3:17)
Semifinal - Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa University) won by decision over Dillion McEachran (Southwest State University) (Dec 3-0)
1st Place Match - Boone McDermott (Iowa Central Community College) won by tech fall over Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa University) (TF 15-0)