Minnesota Earns Nine Titles at the 41st Annual Bison Open

Go Gophers!
Go Gophers!

Go Gophers!

Nov. 12, 2011

The Minnesota wrestling team opened the season at the 41st annual Bison Open today in Fargo, N.D. For the day, the Gophers brought home nine titles, which was the same amount as last year.

Zach Sanders (125), David Thorn (133), Nick Dardanes (141), Dylan Ness (149), Jake Deitchler (157), Cody Yohn (165), Kevin Steinhaus (184), Sonny Yohn (197) and Tony Nelson (Hwt) all brought home titles for the Gophers.

Minnesota will next start up its dual matches of the 2011-12 season. First up will be a matchup against No. 5 Cornell on Friday November 18, at 5:30 p.m. CST. On that Sunday the Gophers will head to take on the defending NCAA National Champions the Penn State Nittany Lions at 11 a.m. CST. That match will be live on the Big Ten Network.


Bison Open Results for University of Minnesota

Wt Class 125 - Zachary Sanders's place is 1st and scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Zachary Sanders (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Phil LeVine (North Dakota State University) (TF 22-7)
Quarterfinal - Zachary Sanders (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Justin Stevens (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 26-11)
Semifinal - Zachary Sanders (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Ben Presler (Concordia College) (Pin 6:37)
1st Place Match - Zachary Sanders (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State University) (Maj 16-7)

Wt Class 125 - Tony Morrow's scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tony Morrow (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Paul Nolden (Minnesota State University-Moorhead) (Maj 11-1)
Quarterfinal - Ben Presler (Concordia College) won by decision over Tony Morrow (University of Minnesota) (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Josh Douglas (Minot State) won by decision over Tony Morrow (University of Minnesota) (Dec 5-3)

Wt Class 125 - Jordan Kingsley's place is 5th and has scored 11.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Josh Douglas (Minot State) (Maj 9-0)
Quarterfinal - Corey Ulmer (Minnesota State University-Moorhead) won by decision over Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) won by forfeit over Paul Nolden (Minnesota State University-Moorhead) (FF)
Cons. Round 3 - Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Brenton Beard (University of Minnesota) (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Semi - Ben Presler (Concordia College) won by decision over Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) (Dec 4-2)
5th Place Match - Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Travis Borchert (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 18-0)

Wt Class 125 - Brenton Beard's scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brenton Beard (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Travis Borchert (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State University) won by major decision over Brenton Beard (University of Minnesota) (Maj 19-7)
Cons. Round 2 - Brenton Beard (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Phil LeVine (North Dakota State University) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Jordan Kingsley (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Brenton Beard (University of Minnesota) (Dec 4-3)

Wt Class 133 - David Thorn's placed  1st and scored 27.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - David Thorn (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Levi Specht (Concordia College) (Maj 18-4)
Quarterfinal - David Thorn (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Tyler Chapple (Concordia College) (Pin 1:43)
Semifinal - David Thorn (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Justin Solberg (North Dakota State University) (Pin 1:08)
1st Place Match - David Thorn (University of Minnesota) won in overtime over Christopher Dardanes (University of Minnesota) (OT 2-1)

Wt Class 133 - Randy Hanson's placed 4th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Justin Solberg (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) won by forfeit over Daron Hohbein (Concordia College) (FF)
Cons. Round 2 - Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Sean Blumhardt (Jamestown College) (Dec 7-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Hieu Pham (Concordia College) (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Semi - Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Justin Solberg (North Dakota State University) (Dec 5-2)
3rd Place Match - Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) (Maj 14-4)

Wt Class 133 - Christopher Dardanes's placed 2nd and scored 21.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Christopher Dardanes (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Christopher Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Hieu Pham (Concordia College) (TF 24-7)
Semifinal - Christopher Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) (Dec 5-3)
1st Place Match - David Thorn (University of Minnesota) won in overtime over Christopher Dardanes (University of Minnesota) (OT 2-1)

Wt Class 133 - Thane Antczak's placed 3rd and scored 19.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over John Kryska (Concordia College) (TF 17-1)
Quarterfinal - Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Sean Blumhardt (Jamestown College) (Maj 16-6)
Semifinal - Christopher Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Semi - Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Justin Reinsma (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 22-6)
3rd Place Match - Thane Antczak (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Randy Hanson (University of Minnesota) (Maj 14-4)

Wt Class 141 - Brandon Bigelbach's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Bigelbach (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Ethan Hildebrandt (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Brandon Bigelbach (University of Minnesota) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Brandon Bigelbach (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Mike Martchev (University Minnesota Duluth) (Pin 1:59)
Cons. Round 3 - Tanner Carlisle (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Brandon Bigelbach (University of Minnesota) (Dec 10-3)

Wt Class 141 - Seth Lange's place is 2nd and has scored 23.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Seth Lange (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Kirby Kain (Minot State) (Maj 11-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Seth Lange (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Chad Mack (Concordia College) (Maj 15-1)
Quarterfinal - Seth Lange (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Tyler Diamond (North Dakota State University) (Dec 10-3)
Semifinal - Seth Lange (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Trevor Johnson (University of Mary) (Dec 7-2)
1st Place Match - Nick Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Seth Lange (University of Minnesota) (Dec 11-10)

Wt Class 141 - Nick Dardanes's place is 1st and has scored 30.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Dardanes (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Nick Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Beau Buysse (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 24-8)
Quarterfinal - Nick Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Tanner Beaman (University of Mary) (Maj 18-4)
Semifinal - Nick Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Richard Byrd (Minot State) (Pin 2:29)
1st Place Match - Nick Dardanes (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Seth Lange (University of Minnesota) (Dec 11-10)

Wt Class 149 - Dylan Ness's place is 1st and has scored 33.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Ness (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Ness (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Tim Celander (North Dakota State University) (Pin 0:51)
Quarterfinal - Dylan Ness (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Brent Rees (North Dakota State University) (Pin 1:39)
Semifinal - Dylan Ness (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Joseph Garner (North Dakota State University) (Pin 0:37)
1st Place Match - Dylan Ness (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Matt Mincey (University of Minnesota) (Maj 15-5)

Wt Class 149 - Thomas Giaimo's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mark Erickson (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Thomas Giaimo (University of Minnesota) (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Round 1 - Thomas Giaimo (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Thomas Giaimo (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Nathan Bruner (University of Minnesota) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Round 3 - Thomas Giaimo (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Codie Lane (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Round 4 - Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Thomas Giaimo (University of Minnesota) (Dec 3-1)

Wt Class 149 - Nathan Bruner's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nathan Bruner (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Joseph Garner (North Dakota State University) won by major decision over Nathan Bruner (University of Minnesota) (Maj 18-9)
Cons. Round 2 - Thomas Giaimo (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Nathan Bruner (University of Minnesota) (Dec 12-6)

Wt Class 149 - Matt Mincey's place is 2nd and has scored 26.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Matt Mincey (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Matt Mincey (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Jasper Oyster (North Dakota State University) (Pin 2:06)
Quarterfinal - Matt Mincey (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Hayden Zillmer (North Dakota State University) (TF 16-1)
Semifinal - Matt Mincey (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Mark Erickson (North Dakota State University) (Dec 7-3)
1st Place Match - Dylan Ness (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Matt Mincey (University of Minnesota) (Maj 15-5)

Wt Class 157 - Brad Dolezal's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brad Dolezal (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Marcus Bausman (Minot State) (Dec 11-6)
Champ. Round 2 - Anthony Caputo (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Brad Dolezal (University of Minnesota) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Brad Dolezal (University of Minnesota) won by injury default over John Riddle (Minot State) (Inj.)
Cons. Round 3 - Kevin Fynboh (Concordia College) won by decision over Brad Dolezal (University of Minnesota) (Dec 5-2)

Wt Class 157 - Jacob Deitchler's place is 1st and has scored 30.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Deitchler (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Jacob Deitchler (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Kevin Fynboh (Concordia College) (Pin 2:40)
Quarterfinal - Jacob Deitchler (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Anthony Caputo (North Dakota State University) (TF 17-1)
Semifinal - Jacob Deitchler (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Andrey Patselov (Unattached) (Maj 19-5)
1st Place Match - Jacob Deitchler (University of Minnesota) won in overtime over Steven Monk (North Dakota State University) (OT 7-5)

Wt Class 157 - Wesley Richard's place is unknown and has scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Wesley Richard (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Wesley Richard (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Travis Fredrickson (Southwest Minnesota State) (Pin 2:38)
Quarterfinal - Steven Monk (North Dakota State University) won by pin over Wesley Richard (University of Minnesota) (Pin 1:20)
Cons. Round 4 - Wesley Richard (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Collin Engelhardt (University of Mary) (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 5 - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Wesley Richard (University of Minnesota) (Dec 6-3)

Wt Class 157 - Brian Peterson's place is 3rd and has scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Collin Engelhardt (University of Mary) (Dec 2-0)
Champ. Round 2 - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Cord Glanzer (Southwest Minnesota State) (Pin 4:42)
Quarterfinal - Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) (Pin 5:28)
Cons. Round 4 - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Kevin Fynboh (Concordia College) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Wesley Richard (University of Minnesota) (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Semi - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by forfeit over Andrey Patselov (Unattached) (FF)
3rd Place Match - Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Anthony Caputo (North Dakota State University) (Dec 10-7)

Wt Class 157 - Alec Ortiz's place is 6th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Jacob Long (Concordia College) (Dec 8-1)
Quarterfinal - Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Brian Peterson (University of Minnesota) (Pin 5:28)
Semifinal - Steven Monk (North Dakota State University) won by forfeit over Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) (FF)
Cons. Semi - Anthony Caputo (North Dakota State University) won by forfeit over Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) (FF)
5th Place Match - Andrey Patselov (Unattached) and Alec Ortiz (University of Minnesota) (DFF)

Wt Class 157 - Joseph Grygelko's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jon Wilson (Minot State) won by injury default over Joseph Grygelko (University of Minnesota) (Inj.)
Cons. Round 1 - Joseph Grygelko (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Long (Concordia College) won by forfeit over Joseph Grygelko (University of Minnesota) (FF)

Wt Class 165 - Cody Yohn's place is 1st and has scored 27.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cody Yohn (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Cody Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Jesse Punchochar (Minnesota State University-Moorhead) (TF 22-6)
Semifinal - Cody Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Jaymes Stanley (Minot State) (TF 17-1)
1st Place Match - Cody Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Jacob Begin (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 4-3)

Wt Class 174 - Logan Storley's place is 2nd and has scored 22.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Logan Storley (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Sebastian Gardner (Concordia College) (TF 17-1)
Quarterfinal - Logan Storley (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Travis Kammerer (North Dakota State University) (TF 18-3)
Semifinal - Logan Storley (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Tyler Kivel (Minnesota State University-Moorhead) (TF 18-3)
1st Place Match - Kurtis Julson (North Dakota State University) won by injury default over Logan Storley (University of Minnesota) (Inj.)

Wt Class 184 - Joel Bauman's place is unknown and has scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Joel Bauman (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Michael Wilde (North Dakota State University) (Pin 1:49)
Champ. Round 2 - Joel Bauman (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Zach Deffinbaugh (Concordia College) (Dec 11-4)
Quarterfinal - Kallen Kleinschmidt (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Joel Bauman (University of Minnesota) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 4 - Joel Bauman (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Luke Michaelson (Minot State) (Maj 19-11)
Cons. Round 5 - Travis Peralta (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Joel Bauman (University of Minnesota) (Dec 8-6)

Wt Class 184 - Kevin Steinhaus's place is 1st and has scored 31.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Steinhaus (University of Minnesota) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Steinhaus (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Travis Peralta (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 17-2)
Quarterfinal - Kevin Steinhaus (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Kody Sorenson (North Dakota State University) (Maj 16-4)
Semifinal - Kevin Steinhaus (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Brady Anderson (University of Mary) (TF 16-0)
1st Place Match - Kevin Steinhaus (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Mackain Stoll (North Dakota State University) (Maj 10-2)

Wt Class 197 - Sonny Yohn's place is 1st and has scored 27.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Sonny Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by tech fall over Tom Devito (University of Mary) (TF 22-7)
Quarterfinal - Sonny Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Martin Hagan (Southwest Minnesota State) (Pin 4:07)
Semifinal - Sonny Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Cd Johnson (Unattached) (Pin 3:56)
1st Place Match - Sonny Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Scott Schiller (University of Minnesota) (Dec 3-1)

Wt Class 197 - Scott Schiller's place is 2nd and has scored 21.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Scott Schiller (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Nathan Schmitz (Concordia College) (Maj 12-4)
Quarterfinal - Scott Schiller (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over John Gusewelle (North Dakota State University) (Maj 11-2)
Semifinal - Scott Schiller (University of Minnesota) won by major decision over Andrew Rodas (Southwest Minnesota State) (Maj 18-7)
1st Place Match - Sonny Yohn (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Scott Schiller (University of Minnesota) (Dec 3-1)

Wt Class 285 - Anthony Nelson's place is 1st and has scored 28.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Anthony Nelson (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Sean Small (Minot State) (Pin 2:35)
Quarterfinal - Anthony Nelson (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Xavier Johnson (Jamestown College) (Pin 1:35)
Semifinal - Anthony Nelson (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Evan Knutson (North Dakota State University) (Pin 1:18)
1st Place Match - Anthony Nelson (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Matt Meuleners (Northern State University) (Dec 4-2)

Wt Class 285 - Alex Daugherty's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alex Andel (North Dakota State University) won by pin over Alex Daugherty (University of Minnesota) (Pin 1:38)
Cons. Round 1 - Taylor Brown (Concordia College) won by tech fall over Alex Daugherty (University of Minnesota) (TF 15-0)