NIACC places third at district tourney

NIACC's Tony Mendoza battles Ellsworth's Cardeionte Wilson in the 149-pound title match.
NIACC's Tony Mendoza battles Ellsworth's Cardeionte Wilson in the 149-pound title match.

MASON CITY - The No. 19 NIACC wrestling team placed third at the NJCAA Central District Tournament on Sunday in the NIACC gym.

NIACC qualified seven wrestlers for the NJCAA Division I national meet, which will be held in Council Bluffs on March 1-2.

The Trojans earned their third-place finish with 115.5 points. No. 4 Iowa Central was the team champion with 163.5 points and No. 5 Ellsworth was second with 154 points.

NIACC had three second-place finishers in Mark Gonzales (125), Brock Luthens (133) and Tony Mendoza (149).

Also qualifying for the national meet were Hunter Luke (3rd at 141), Mason Carpenter (third at 174), Reldon Miller (4th at 184) and Zach Santee (3rd at 285).

In the 125-pound title match, Iowa Central's Kevin Radcliff topped Gonazles by injury default in 3 minutes, 54 seconds.

In the 133-pound title match, Ellsworth's Hector Candelaria topped Luthens, 3-1.

In the 149-pound title match, Ellsworth's Cardeionte Wilson edged Mendoza 7-6 in an ultimate tie-breaker.

In the 141-pound third-place match, Luke took a 12-2 major decision from Iowa Central's Damond Lockner.

In the 174-pound third-place match, Carpenter stopped Iowa Lakes' Steven Raines, 8-3.

In the 285-pound third-place match, Santee edged Iowa Central's Gunner Cash, 5-4. It was the second victory of the tournament for Santee over Cash. Santee nipped Cash 2-1 in the quarterfinal round, as well.

Iowa Central's Ethan Karsten, the 157-pound champion, was selected as the meet's most outstanding wrestler. Ellsworths Cole Spree was voted as the league's coach of the year.

Notes: Mendoza is 17-6 with 4 falls, 1 tech. fall and 1 major decison ... Gonzales is 6-6 with 3 falls ... Luthens is 9-7 with 1 fall, 3 tech. falls and 2 major decisons ... Luke is 13-6 with 6 falls and 1 major decision ... Carpenter is 8-3 with 1 fall and 1 major decision ... Miller is 9-11 with 4 falls ... Santee is 10-10.

NIACC results

125

Mark Gonzales (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal - Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 won by fall over Kevin Saravia Merlos (Iowa Lakes Community College) 0-2 (Fall 6:05)
  • 1st Place Match - Kevin Radcliff (Iowa Central Community College) 2-0 won by injury default over Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 (Inj. 3:54)

133

Brock Luthens (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal - Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 won in sudden victory - 1 over Jacob Ruiz (Iowa Western Community College) 2-1 (SV-1 4-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Hector Candelaria (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won by decision over Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 (Dec 3-1)

141

Hunter Luke (2-1) placed 3rd and scored 14.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by fall over Gad Huseman (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (Fall 3:57)
  • Semifinal - Zack Donathan (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won by fall over Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 (Fall 2:52)
  • Cons. Semi - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by major decision over Damond Lockner (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (MD 12-2)

149

Tony Mendoza (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 won by fall over Melvin Hernandez (Iowa Western Community College) 2-1 (Fall 7:59)
  • 1st Place Match - Cardeionte Wilson (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won in tie breaker - 2 over Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 (TB-2 7-6)

157

Quinn Murphy (0-2) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Zach Garza (Ellsworth CC) 1-2 won by fall over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 6:28)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi - David Hollingsworth (Iowa Lakes Community College) 2-1 won by fall over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 2:10)
  • 5th Place Match - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 4th Place Match - Zach Garza (Ellsworth CC) 1-2 won by rule over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

165

Xavier Judge (0-2) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Tyrone Jones (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 1:03)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi - Khanden Howse (Ellsworth CC) 2-1 won by injury default over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Inj. 5:07)
  • 5th Place Match - Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 4th Place Match - Tyrone Jones (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 won by rule over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

174

Mason Carpenter (2-1) placed 3rd and scored 11.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Brandon Burgos (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal - Ashton Eyler (Iowa Central Community College) 2-0 won by major decision over Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 (MD 13-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Steven Raines (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 (Dec 8-3)

184

Reldon Miller (1-2) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Tim Barr (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (Fall 2:09)
  • Semifinal - Brian Stanford (Iowa Central Community College) 2-0 won by major decision over Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 (MD 13-3)
  • Cons. Semi - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Marcus Placide (Iowa Lakes Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 (Dec 6-1)
  • 4th Place Match - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 won by rule over Tim Barr (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

197

Hunter Hagen (0-2) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Ethan Poppe (Iowa Western Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 1:55)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi - Terron Robinson (Iowa Lakes Community College) 2-1 won by major decision over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (MD 15-6)
  • 5th Place Match - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 4th Place Match - Ethan Poppe (Iowa Western Community College) 1-2 won by rule over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

285

Zach Santee (2-1) placed 3rd and scored 11.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Gunner Cash (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (Dec 9-6)
  • Semifinal - Charles Griffin (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won by decision over Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 (Dec 5-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Gunner Cash (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (Dec 5-4)

 

Regional Tournament Results for North Iowa Area Community College

125

Mark Gonzales (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal - Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 won by fall over Kevin Saravia Merlos (Iowa Lakes Community College) 0-2 (Fall 6:05)
  • 1st Place Match - Kevin Radcliff (Iowa Central Community College) 2-0 won by injury default over Mark Gonzales (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 (Inj. 3:54)

133

Brock Luthens (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal - Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 won in sudden victory - 1 over Jacob Ruiz (Iowa Western Community College) 2-1 (SV-1 4-2)
  • 1st Place Match - Hector Candelaria (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won by decision over Brock Luthens (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 (Dec 3-1)

141

Hunter Luke (2-1) placed 3rd and scored 14.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by fall over Gad Huseman (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (Fall 3:57)
  • Semifinal - Zack Donathan (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won by fall over Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 (Fall 2:52)
  • Cons. Semi - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Hunter Luke (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by major decision over Damond Lockner (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (MD 12-2)

149

Tony Mendoza (1-1) placed 2nd and scored 16.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal - Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 won by fall over Melvin Hernandez (Iowa Western Community College) 2-1 (Fall 7:59)
  • 1st Place Match - Cardeionte Wilson (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won in tie breaker - 2 over Tony Mendoza (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-1 (TB-2 7-6)

157

Quinn Murphy (0-2) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Zach Garza (Ellsworth CC) 1-2 won by fall over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 6:28)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi - David Hollingsworth (Iowa Lakes Community College) 2-1 won by fall over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 2:10)
  • 5th Place Match - Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 4th Place Match - Zach Garza (Ellsworth CC) 1-2 won by rule over Quinn Murphy (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

165

Xavier Judge (0-2) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Tyrone Jones (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 1:03)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi - Khanden Howse (Ellsworth CC) 2-1 won by injury default over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Inj. 5:07)
  • 5th Place Match - Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 4th Place Match - Tyrone Jones (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 won by rule over Xavier Judge (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

174

Mason Carpenter (2-1) placed 3rd and scored 11.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Brandon Burgos (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal - Ashton Eyler (Iowa Central Community College) 2-0 won by major decision over Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 (MD 13-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Mason Carpenter (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Steven Raines (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 (Dec 8-3)

184

Reldon Miller (1-2) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Tim Barr (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (Fall 2:09)
  • Semifinal - Brian Stanford (Iowa Central Community College) 2-0 won by major decision over Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 (MD 13-3)
  • Cons. Semi - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Marcus Placide (Iowa Lakes Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 (Dec 6-1)
  • 4th Place Match - Reldon Miller (North Iowa Area Community College) 1-2 won by rule over Tim Barr (Iowa Western Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

197

Hunter Hagen (0-2) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Ethan Poppe (Iowa Western Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (Fall 1:55)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi - Terron Robinson (Iowa Lakes Community College) 2-1 won by major decision over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (MD 15-6)
  • 5th Place Match - Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 4th Place Match - Ethan Poppe (Iowa Western Community College) 1-2 won by rule over Hunter Hagen (North Iowa Area Community College) 0-2 (RULE)

285

Zach Santee (2-1) placed 3rd and scored 11.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Gunner Cash (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (Dec 9-6)
  • Semifinal - Charles Griffin (Ellsworth CC) 2-0 won by decision over Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 (Dec 5-2)
  • Cons. Semi - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match - Zach Santee (North Iowa Area Community College) 2-1 won by decision over Gunner Cash (Iowa Central Community College) 1-2 (Dec 5-4)