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Wrestling: NIACC’s Minto, Moinius win titles at Central Invite

PELLA, Iowa –Freshman Basil Minto (Fr., Cape Coral, FL) won his second championship at the 184-class in as many weeks while Wismit Moinius (So., Naples, FL) won his second 141-championship so far this season at the Central Invite on Saturday.

Minto (ranked eighth in NJCAA at 184) won a 3-1 decision over Dan Capp of Hannibal-La Grange to win the championship.  He was 3-0 in the tournament, pinning Jason Schweer of Grand View in 2:40 to open his championship run, and then winning a 4-2 decision over William Penn’s Kyle Soderblom in the semis.

Moinius (ranked fifth in NJCAA at 141) won a 9-5 decision over St.Olaf’s Ryan Timmerman in the 141 championship.  It was the second time Moinius topped Timmerman in a championship this season.  Moinius pinned Timmerman in the Luther Open championship on November 13.  Timmerman reached the championship by recording four -straight pins.

Moinius opened with a 19-8 major decision over Alex Johnson of Augsburg, and followed with a pin of Nichola Chrisner of St. Olaf in 2:49.  He then won a 11-3 major decision over Tanner Werner of Grand View and then won a 7-2 decision over Central’s Tyler Perretti in the semis.

A pair of Trojans also recorded third place finishes.  Andres Torres (Fr., Windsor, CA) recorded his season best with a third in the 125-pound class.  After losing his first match, Torres won four-straight.  He beat Abe Fernandez of Central 5-3 to win the third-place match.

Jameel Bryant (So., St. Petersburg, FL), who is eighth in the NJCAA at 174, came away with a third place finish in the 174-class by going 5-1.  His only loss was a 7-4 decision to eventual tournament champion Jordan Richardson (unaffiliated).  He finished his tournament by winning four-straight, concluding with an 8-5 decision over Cody Swim of Grand View.

NIACC will next travel to Rochester, Minnesota for the Regional Duals next Saturday.

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