Twelve Golden Gopher wrestlers competed in the 37th annual Husky Open Saturday in St. Cloud, Minn. True freshmen Zach Sanders, Kaleb Young and Sonny Yohn took first place in their respective weight classes, while Joe Grygelko, David Zilverberg and Jake Mellmer also placed in the top five. Gophers Ryan Blake, Joe Murphy, Brian Peterson, Joel Hill, Jared Rickert and Mitch Kuhlman also participated in the event.
Over 250 wrestlers competed in the 37th Husky Open, which featured competitors from schools such as SCSU, UW-LaCrosse, Minnesota State Mankato, Itasca C.C., Ridgewater C.C., Southwest Minnesota State, Minnesota, UW-Eau Claire and Concordia-Moorhead.
Below are the match-by-match results of Minnesota's wrestlers in the tournament:
Zach Sanders (125 pounds)
Malik Stewart (DW) P, 2:23; Second Round
Matt Laine (St. John’s) TF, 26-11 (5:56); Qtrs
Greg Sonnentag (UW-Eau Claire) D, 8-2; Qtrs
Mogi Baxter (St. John’s) D, 4-3; Semis
Seth Flodeen (Augsburg) D, 9-8; Championship
FIRST PLACE (5-0 record)
David Zilverberg (133 pounds)
Jeremiah Johnson (UW-LaCrosse) TF, 15-0 (3:30); Qtrs
Nick Wasche (St. Cloud State) D, 6-4, SV1; Semis
Travis Lang (Augsburg) P, 1:15 (lost); Qtrs
Michael Barrie (Southwest State) P, 5:48; Consol.
Jake Mellmer (Minn.) Forfeit win (F:Def); Third Place
THIRD PLACE (4-1 record)
Jake Mellmer (133 pounds)
Brandon McVey (SCSU) D, 8-6; First Rd.
Todd Reynolds (Concorida College) P, 2:24; Qtrs
John Putman (Mankato) D, 2-10; Semis
Nick Wasche (St. Cloud State) D, 11-4; Consol.
David Zilverberg (Minn.) Forfeit loss (F: Def); Third Place
FOURTH PLACE (3-2 record)
Ryan Blake (141 pounds)
Jon Schiewe (St. Cloud State) D, 6-7, SV1; First Round
Brad Lore (DW) P, 2:47; Consol.
P.J. Mack (Concorida College) D, 2-3; Consol.
Joe Murphy (141 pounds)
Sonny Silva (St. Cloud State) D, 4-5; First Round
Justin Horne (Concorida College) D, 4-5; Consol.
Jared Rickert (149 pounds)
Justin Berns (Concorida College) D, 1-5; First Round
Joe Meinert (Concorida College) D, 5-1; Consol.
Dakota Fowler (UW-LaCrosse) D, 5-3, SV1; Consol.
Brian Peterson (Minn.) D, 4-6; Consol.
Brian Peterson (149 pounds)
Zack Schumack (Concordia College) MD, 12-1; First Round
Russell Vetter (Mary College) MD, 12-3; Qtrs
Tommy Abbot (Mankato) TF, 1-16 (2:27); Semis
Jared Rickert (Minn.) D, 6-4; Consol.
Greg Sherik (Rochester CC) D, 6-9; Consol.
Joel Hill (157 pounds)
Nate Willaert (UW-LaCrosse) MD, 0-14; First Round
Seth Hendricks (UW-Eau Claire) D, 3-10; Consol.
Joe Grygelko (157 pounds)
Mike Walker (UW-Eau Claire) TF, 16-0 (1:43); First Round
Nick Wulf (Southwest State) P, 3:17; Second Round
Nate Willaert (UW-LaCrosse) TF, 16-0 (6:00); Qtrs
Justin Turek (Mankato) D, 4-1; Semis
Jason Rhoten (Mankato) D, 3-8; Championship
SECOND PLACE (4-1 record)
Kaleb Young (174 pounds)
Scott Thompson (Rochester CC) MD, 11-3; Second Round
Tim Matheson (Mankato) D, 8-4; Qtrs
Phil Moenkedick (Concordia College) D, 6-3; Semis
Joey Miller (UW-Eau Claire) D, 10-3; Championship
FIRST PLACE (4-0 record)
Mitch Kuhlman (184 pounds)
Andy Staberg (St. John’s) D, 3-0; Second Round
Zach Molitor (Unattached) D, 4-8; Qtrs
Tanner Jorud (Concorida College) Lost by forfeit; Consol.
Sonny Yohn (184 pounds)
Nathan Clements (RCTC) D, 7-3; First Round
James Carlson (St. John’s) P, 3:01; Qtrs
Justin Schwanz (Mankato) P, 2:29; Semis
Dustin Baxter (St. John’s) TF, 15-0 (6:00); Championship
FIRST PLACE (4-0 record)