Minn. State-Mankato dominates
All nine Mavericks earn top-five finishes at Spartan Open
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Freshman Cody Quinn and Sophomore David Demo both won their respective weight classes at the 2011 Jim Fox Spartan Open. In all, nine Mavericks earned top-five finishes.
After receiving a first-round bye, Quinn defeated Elliott Wirkler (UNI) via a technical fall with a score of 18-3. Quinn went on to defeat Taylor Berger (UNI) in a 10-3 decision and Nic Finkenbinder (Harper) in a 4-2 decision in the 165-pound championship match.
Demo used three major decision victories and one by decision en route to a 4-0 day and a championship in the 125-pound class. Demo defeated Edel Vaca 11-1, Zach Humel (Harper) 7-0, Chris Paulus (Upper Iowa) 14-4, and Mitch Funk (Upper Iowa) 10-0 in the championship match.
Junior Robby Fisher went 4-1 on the day to capture second-place in the 141-pound weight class. Fisher advanced via falls in his first two matches. Fisher defeated Yuko Sorci (Dubuque) at 4:19 and Vince Gottardo (Harper) at 2:38. Fisher won his next two matches in decisions as he defeated Eric Powell (Dubuque) 9-6 and Siven Furseth (Dubuque) 12-8 before losing to Adam Perrin (UNI) 5-3 in the championship match.
After receiving a first round bye, senior Tel Todd defeated Shane Havenstrite (Upper Iowa) and Travis Arreguin (Dubuque) both by falls before falling to Jarrett Jensen (UNI) in a 5-0 decision. Going 2-1 on the day was good for second-place in the 157-pound weight class.
Junior Alex Folk received a bye in the first round before defeated Chuka Willis (Hannibal LaGrange) and Mike Murphy (Minnesota State), both by falls. Folk was defeated by Joe Kubica (Dubuque) 10-5 in the championship match.
Sophomore Brendan Eichmann earned a third-place finish in the 175-pound weight class after going 3-1, while receiving two byes. After receiving an opening round bye, Eichmann was defeated by Cody Caldwell (UNI) in a 14-5 major decision. Eichmann went on to defeat Rich Tado (Harper) 17-1 in a tech fall, Cody Schurman (UNI) 14-5 in a major decision, and Austin Gelbach (UNI) 5-0 in the third-place match.
Sophomore heavyweight Nate Haynes was defeated by Cody Krumweide (UNI) 2-1 in the first round. After a second-round bye, Haynes won four matches in a row en route to a third-place finish in the 285-pound weight class.
Also finishing in the top-five was Mike Murphy (149) and Mike Knutson (184).