Three Trojans place third at Luther Open

DECORAH - Three NIACC wrestlers placed third in the silver division of the Luther College Open on Saturday.

NIACC's Hunter Luke (141), Dakota Vance (174) and Holt Truax (197) all gained third-place finishes in the Trojans' season-opening tournament.

Luke topped Wartburg College's Brady Fritz 7-2 in his third-place match. Vance pinned UW-La Crosse's Levi Larken in 25 seconds in his third-place match and Truax stopped UW-La Crosse's Lawrence Thomas 12-9 in his consolation match.

NIACC's Quinn Murphy placed sixth in the elite division at 149 pounds.

Also for the Trojans in the silver division, Zach Santee was fourth (285), Tony Mendoza (149) was fifth, Reldon Miller was fifth (184), Hunter Hagen (197) was fifth and Isaiah Martinez was eighth (285).

NIACC opens its dual meet season Wednesday at home against Ellsworth. The match is slated to start at 7 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

NIACC results at Luther Open

Elite 125

Mark Gonzales

Champ. Round 1 - Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Connor Murphy (Luther) (Dec 5-2)

Quarterfinal - Eron Haynes (Nebraska Wesleyan University) won by fall over Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 6:39)

Cons. Round 2 - Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Tyler Bossom (Coe) (Fall 4:20)

Cons. Semi - Brady Wilsie (Coe) won by fall over Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 5:28)

Elite 125

Arie Reyes

Champ. Round 1 - Andrew McFall (Minnesota State Mankato) won by major decision over Arie Reyes (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 15-3)

Cons. Round 1 - Arie Reyes (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Brady Wilsie (Coe) won by major decision over Arie Reyes (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 13-3)

Elite 149

Quinn Murphy

Champ. Round 1 - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Josh Gerke (Coe) won by fall over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 1:54)

Cons. Round 2 - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Julian Giustiniano (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 6-5)

5th Place Match - Tony Heng (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 2:03)

Elite 149

Julian Giustiniano

Champ. Round 1 - Julian Giustiniano (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Gilbert Valadez (Luther) won by decision over Julian Giustiniano (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 8-1)

Cons. Round 2 - Julian Giustiniano (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Zach Andrews (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 5-3)

Cons. Semi - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Julian Giustiniano (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 6-5)

Elite 149

Zach Andrews

Champ. Round 1 - Bernard Casella (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by fall over Zach Andrews (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 1:58)

Cons. Round 1 - Zach Andrews (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Julian Giustiniano (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Zach Andrews (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 5-3)

Elite 157

Nick Lemmon

Champ. Round 1 - Anders Lantz (Wisconsin) won by fall over Nick Lemmon (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 2:19)

Cons. Round 1 - Nick Lemmon (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Jared Ellingwood (Wartburg) won by major decision over Nick Lemmon (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 14-0)

Silver 133

Brock Luthens

Champ. Round 1 - Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) won by major decision over Alex Kern (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Maj 10-0)

Quarterfinal - Daishaun Felton (Upper Iowa) won by medical forfeit over Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) (MFF)

Cons. Round 2 - Quinten Howe (Cornell College) won by medical forfeit over Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) (MFF)

Silver 141

Ezra Kaping

Champ. Round 1 - Klayton Keller (Cornell College) won by major decision over Ezra Kapping (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 14-4)

Cons. Round 1 - Ezra Kapping (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Ezra Kapping (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Jake Nadea (Luther) (Dec 7-6)

Cons. Round 3 - Pedro Lopez (Rochester Community & Tech. College) won by major decision over Ezra Kapping (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 14-2)

Silver 141

Hunter Luke

Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) won in tie breaker - 1 over Zach Stewart (Wartburg) (TB-1 3-2)

Quarterfinal - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Aaron Castellanos (Coe) (Dec 6-2)

Semifinal - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa) won by fall over Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 4:45)

3rd Place Match - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Brady Fritz (Wartburg) (Dec 7-2)

Silver 141

Afton Kaping

Champ. Round 1 - Afton Kaping (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Conner Dalton (Wartburg) won by tech fall over Afton Kaping (North Iowa Area Community College) (TF 25-7)

Cons. Round 2 - Afton Kaping (North Iowa Area Community College) won by major decision over Mack George (Wisconsin-Whitewater) (Maj 13-4)

Cons. Round 3 - Ryan Roth (Upper Iowa) won by fall over Afton Kaping (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 4:19)

Silver 149

Tony Mendoza

Champ. Round 1 - Drew Scharenbrock (Wisconsin) won by tech fall over Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) (TF 20-5)

Cons. Round 1 - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) won by tech fall over Davon Gillespie (North Iowa Area Community College) (TF 18-0)

Cons. Round 3 - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Kyle Mitchell (Rochester Community & Tech. College) (Fall 2:41)

Cons. Round 4 - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Robert Christman (Loras) (Dec 9-2)

Cons. Semi - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) won by major decision over Reilly Dolan (Cornell College) (Maj 14-6)

5th Place Match - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Tyler Zeman (Rochester Community & Tech. College) (Dec 9-8)

Silver 149

Davon Gillespie

Champ. Round 1 - Davon Gillespie (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Zayren Terukina (Wartburg) won by fall over Davon Gillespie (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 1:12)

Cons. Round 2 - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) won by tech fall over Davon Gillespie (North Iowa Area Community College) (TF 18-0)

Silver 157

Xavier Judge

Champ. Round 1 - Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Braydon Nunemaker (Loras) (Dec 16-10)

Quarterfinal - Joaquin Bautista (Wartburg) won by decision over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Round 2 - Matt Connolly (Loras) won by major decision over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 9-0)

Silver 174

Dakota Vance

Champ. Round 1 - Dakota Vance (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Killian Jauchh (Wisconsin-Whitewater) (Fall 1:37)

Quarterfinal - Dakota Vance (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Austin Lasee (Winona State Univeristy Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:06)

Semifinal - Jarrit Shinhoster (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by fall over Dakota Vance (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 4:02)

3rd Place Match - Dakota Vance (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Levi Larkin (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Fall 0:25)

Silver 184

Reldon Miller

Champ. Round 1 - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Jared Krattiger (Wisconsin) won by fall over Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 6:08)

Cons. Round 2 - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Ryker Vander Woude (Rochester Community & Tech. College) (Dec 4-0)

Cons. Semi - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Jesse Cagel (Coe) (Fall 3:45)

5th Place Match - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Dylan Butts (Minnesota State Mankato) (Fall 5:15)

Silver 197

Holt Truax

Champ. Round 1 - Holt Truax (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Holt Truax (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Darell Noble (Rochester Community & Tech. College) (Dec 8-7)

Semifinal - Brock Meyer (Wartburg) won by decision over Holt Truax (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 9-5)

3rd Place Match - Holt Truax (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Lawrence Thomas (Wisconsin-La Crosse) (Dec 12-9)

Silver 197

David Loeffler

Champ. Round 1 - David Loeffler (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Lawrence Thomas (Wisconsin-La Crosse) won by fall over David Loeffler (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 3:22)

Cons. Round 2 - David Loeffler (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over David Loeffler (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 6:50)

Silver 197

Hunter Hagen

Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Morgen Moreno (Rochester Community & Tech. College) won by major decision over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) (Maj 19-6)

Cons. Round 2 - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Shyler Langley (Simpson ) (Fall 1:20)

Cons. Semi - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over David Loeffler (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 6:50)

5th Place Match - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Darell Noble (Rochester Community & Tech. College) (Fall 2:11)

Silver 285

Zach Santee

Champ. Round 1 - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Cole Yung (Cornell College) (Dec 13-7)

Quarterfinal - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Dylan Olson (Loras) (Dec 11-7)

Semifinal - Kaleb Reeves (Coe) won by tech fall over Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) (TF 19-1)

3rd Place Match - Taylor Fleetwood (Wartburg) won by decision over Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) (Dec 7-4)

Silver 285

Isaiah Jimenez

Champ. Round 1 - Isaiah Jimenez (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 - Isaiah Jimenez (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Andrew Kalfas (Luther) (Fall 6:33)

Quarterfinal - Kaleb Reeves (Coe) won by fall over Isaiah Jimenez (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 2:29)

Cons. Round 4 - Isaiah Jimenez (North Iowa Area Community College) won by decision over Spencer Cox (Luther) (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Semi - Max Villnow (Minnesota State Mankato) won by fall over Isaiah Jimenez (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 3:46)

7th Place Match - Isaiah Jimenez (North Iowa Area Community College) and Cody Miller (Coe) (DFF)

Silver 285

Jesse Cherry

Champ. Round 1 - Jesse Cherry (North Iowa Area Community College) won by fall over Brandon Dykes (Cornell College) (Fall 0:23)

Champ. Round 2 - Sam Horn (Minnesota State Mankato) won by tech fall over Jesse Cherry (North Iowa Area Community College) (TF 19-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Jesse Cherry (North Iowa Area Community College) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 - Cadin Koeppel (Wisconsin-Whitewater) won by fall over Jesse Cherry (North Iowa Area Community College) (Fall 4:53)