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Four UNI Wrestlers to Compete for Third at Midlands Championships


This news story was published on December 30, 2012.
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logo_uni_panthersCourtesy: UNI Athletics Communications

EVANSTON, Ill. – Four wrestlers from the University of Northern Iowa are vying to medal at the Midlands Championships, and the team finished the first day in 15th place.

Going for third place Sunday:

  • 133 – Levi Wolfensperger
  • 141 – Joey Lazor
  • 149 – Bart Reiter
  • 184 – Ryan Loder

Wolfensperger earned back-to-back pins in 3:26 and 1:53 over Garrison White of Northwestern and Mason Beckman of Lehigh, respectively. He also recorded a win by major decision.

At 141 pounds, Lazor pinned Frank Goodwin of Maryland in 4:10 after winning by major decision in an earlier match.

Reiter’s pin for the day came in 4:07 over Dan Argueta of UW Parkside.

Cody Caldwell got a technical fall late in the first day’s session.

Dylan Peters, Jarrett Jensen, Loder and Blayne Beale all won by at least one major decision for the day.

UNI finished the day ahead of four nationally ranked teams. No. 18 Maryland is in 16th. No. 17 Nebraska is in 17th place. No. 22 Penn is in 20th, and Purdue is in 26th. Purdue is ranked 21st in the nation.

The competition continues tomorrow starting at noon. The finals will start at 7 p.m.

RANKED TEAMS AT MIDLANDS

Midlands annually features some of the nation’s top wrestling programs. Of the 32 Division I teams competing this year, 14 of them placed in the top-25 at the 2012 NCAA Championships, and 15 currently are ranked in the latest USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll, including: No. 6 Illinois, No. 9 Central Michigan, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 11 Virginia Tech, No. 12 Michigan, No. 13 Pittsburgh, No. 14 Oklahoma, No. 15 Northwestern, No. 17 Nebraska, No. 18 Edinboro (tie), No. 18 Maryland (tie), No. 21 Purdue, No. 22 Penn, No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 25 Lehigh.

RANKED WRESTLERS AT MIDLANDS
According to the latest Amateur Wrestling News rankings, there are 92 ranked wrestlers competing at the 50th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. Here is the breakdown by weight class:
125: 9 (No. 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18)
133: 10 (No. 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 – Levi Wolfensperger (UNI), 16, 17, 19)
141: 10 (No. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17)
149: 8 (No. 1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14)
157: 9 (No. 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 14, 17, 20)
165: 10 (No. 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20)
174: 9 (No. 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19 – Cody Caldwell (UNI))
184: 10 (No. 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 – Ryan Loder (UNI), 11, 14, 15, 18, 19)
197: 9 (No. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18)
Hwt.: 8 (No. 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 17, 19)

Also included in this year’s field are a number post-graduates, as former All-Americans Montell Marion (Iowa), Daniel Dennis (Iowa), Hudson Taylor (Maryland) and Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (Clarion) were scheduled to compete.

UNI RESULTS

125 Pounds

  • Dylan Peters (3-2) – Thomas Gilman (unattached Iowa) dec. Peters, 5-3; Peters maj. dec. Max Rogers (Princeton) 12-1; Peters dec. Tim Lambert (unattached Nebraska), 8-1; Peters dec. Patrick Hunter (Binghamton), 7-3; Jared Germaine (Eastern Michigan) dec. Peters, 8-6.
  • Ryan Jauch (0-2) – Sean Boyle (Michigan) dec. 4-3 TB1; Evan Silver (Stanford) dec. Jauch, 3-1.

133 Pounds

  • Levi Wolfensperger (4-1) seeded 12th – Wolfensperger maj. dec. Shawn Nagel (Nebraska), 11-1; Wolfensperger dec. Josh Rodriguez (North Dakota State), 4-2 SV2; Rossi Bruno (Michigan) maj. dec. Wolfensperger, 16-5; Wolfensperger pinned Garrison White (unattached Northwestern), 3:26; Wolfensperger pinned Mason Beckman (Lehigh), 1:53.

141 Pounds

  • Joey Lazor (4-1) – Evan Henderson (North Carolina/5th seed) pinned Lazor, 6:27; Lazor maj. dec. Tyler Argue (Northern Illinois), 11-3; Lazor dec. Kasey Davis (Edinboro), 2-0; Lazor pinned Frank Goodwin (Maryland), 4:10; Lazor dec. Luke Vaith (Hofstra), 4-3.

149 Pounds

  • Bart Reiter (4-1) – Nick Brascetta (Virginia Tech/4th seed) dec. Reiter, 4-0; Reiter pinned Dan Argueta (UW Parkside), 4:07; Reiter dec. Preston Keiffer (Indiana), 4-2 SV1; Reiter dec. Alex Gregory (Illinois), 4-0; Reiter dec. Caleb Ervin (Illinois), 9-2.

165 Pounds

  • Jarrett Jensen (2-2) – Michael Moreno (Iowa State) dec. Jensen, 2-0; Jensen maj. dec. Joe Latham (Oregon State), 10-1; Jensen dec. Kyle Detmer (Oklahoma), 8-2; Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh) maj. dec. Jensen, 10-2.
  • Riley Banach (0-2) – Clark Glass (Oklahoma) maj. dec. Banach, 14-1; John Michael Staudenmayer (North Carolina) dec. Banach, 8-5;

174 Pounds

  • Cody Caldwell (4-2) seeded 8th – Caldwell dec. Matt Mougin (Northern Illinois), 6-3; PJ Tasser (Pittsburgh) maj. dec. Caldwell, 11-3; Caldwell dec. Cheney Dale (Indiana), 10-5; Caldwell dec. Jermaine John (Hofstra), 3-0; Caldwell tech. fall Jake Davis (Eastern Michigan), 17-1; Craig Kelliher (Central Michigan) maj. dec. Caldwell, 10-0.

184 Pounds

  • Ryan Loder (2-1) seeded 5th – Loder dec. Cody Reed (Binghamton), 3-0; Loder maj. dec. Ty Vinson (Oregon State/12th seed), 12-0; Travis Rutt (unattached Oklahoma/4th seed) dec. Loder, 4-2.

197 Pounds

  • A.J. McBroom (0-2) – Braden Atwood (PU/7th seed) maj. dec. McBroom, 8-0; Nick Mills (Columbia) dec. McBroom, 7-3.

285 Pounds

  • Cody Krumwiede (1-2) – Zac Thomusseit (Pittsburgh/3rd seed) dec. 3-2 Krumwiede; Krumwiede dec. Tyler Deuel (Binghamton), 8-7; Ernest James (Edinboro/8th seed) pinned Krumwiede, 0:59.
  • Blayne Beale (2-2) – Eric Thompson (Grand View/9th seed) dec. Beale, 6-3; Beale maj. dec. James Malechek (UW Parkside), 13-3; Beale dec. Chris Lopez (Illinois), 3-0; Ben Apland (Michigan/11th seed) dec. Beale, 7-3.

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