Iowa Lakes wresting team placed 2 individuals at the North Country wrestling tournament held at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN on Saturday Feb. 1st.
At 125 lbs. Freddie Rodriguez placed 2nd losing an exciting 3-5 match in the finals too Mike Fuenfinnger of Augsburg College. On his way to the finals he defeated Deshun Haynes of Dickinson State 14-4 and James Goman of Augsburg 5-3. Freddie defeated Jordan Kingsley from the Univ. of MN in the semi’s 6-1 which set up his finals match with Fuenfinnger.
At 174 lbs. Brandon Sorenson placed 4th on the day. Brandon lost in the Semi-finals 4-9 to Matt Gray from North Dakota State then won his consolation semi’s 5-4 over Levi Nayes of the University of MN. before dropping his 3rd place match to Tyrell Martin of Augsburg 3-5. Propelling Brandon to the semis were a pair of wins over Jesse Carney of Dickinson State 12-5 and Jackson Barber of Concordia-Moorhead, MN 15-6.
This was the last open tournament for the Lakers as they draw close to their Regional Tournament on Feb. 16th held at the Spencer Fieldhouse. The Lakers close out the regular season with 2 dual meets this week. Thursday they host NIACC which is a make-up dual from last week due to weather and Friday they host Northwestern College of Orange City. Both duals are 7 pm starts in the Laker Gymnasium in Estherville, IA.
“I was proud of the way Freddie and Brandon wrestled all day. When you go to a tournament with solid competition you have to fight the entire day in every match or the day can get disappointing quickly. Both of these young men did that and their results were a reflection of that. We are not doing that as a team right now and with only a couple weeks left before regionals that sort of effort has to get better. We had some guys very disappointed in their effort Saturday so I believe they understand and are ready to get to work these next couple weeks,” Coach Alesch.
Open Division – 125
1st Place – Mike Fuenffinger of Augsburg
2nd Place – Alfredo Rodriguez of Iowa Lakes CC
3rd Place – Forfeit Forfeit of Unattached
4th Place – Jordan Bremer of Minnesota
4th Place – Jordan Kingsley of Minnesota
5th Place – James Goman of Augsburg
6th Place – Deshun Haynes of Dickinson State
1st: 1st Place Match – Mike Fuenffinger (Augsburg) won by decision over Alfredo Rodriguez (Iowa Lakes CC) (Dec 6-4)
3rd: 3rd Place Match – Jordan Kingsley (Minnesota) and Jordan Bremer (Minnesota) (DFF)
5th: 5th Place Match – James Goman (Augsburg) won by decision over Deshun Haynes (Dickinson State) (Dec 10-4)
Open Division – 174
1st Place – Matt Gray of North Dakota State
2nd Place – Jon Solano of Dickinson State
3rd Place – Tyrell Martin of Augsburg
4th Place – Brandon Sorenson of Iowa Lakes CC
5th Place – Wade Cruser of Unattached
6th Place – Levi Nayes of Minnesota
1st: 1st Place Match – Matt Gray (North Dakota State) won by major decision over Jon Solano (Dickinson State) (Maj 15-6)
3rd: 3rd Place Match – Tyrell Martin (Augsburg) won by decision over Brandon Sorenson (Iowa Lakes CC) (Dec 5-3)
5th: 5th Place Match – Wade Cruser (Unattached) won by decision over Levi Nayes (Minnesota) (Dec 5-2)