Decorah, Iowa – Matthew Blome (Fr., 184 lbs.) (Unattached) finished in first place at the Luther College Open Saturday in the Silver 184 weight class with seven other Mavericks placing.
Blome was undefeated after four matches in Iowa compiling wins by decision, fall, and tech fall before pinning Alex Kerr (Nebraska Wesleyan University) at the 1:31 mark in the first place match. Blome took first, improving over his second place finish at the RCTC Yellowjacket Open last Saturday in Rochester.
Three Mavericks placed second overall in their respective weight classes.Adam Cooling (Sr., 174 lbs.) reached the first place match at the Elite 174 weight class with a fall over Kasey Jauch (Cornell College) in 1:48, a 5-3 decision against Jake Voss (Coe), and a 13-4 major decision against Colbey Vance. Cooling was edged in the final by a 2-0 decision to Alex Meyer (Iowa). Meyer is a NCAA Division I All-American from last season and is currently ranked sixth in NCAA Division I rankings.
Tanner Day (Fr., 141 lbs.) (Unattached) went 4-1 in Saturdays tournament registering three falls on his way to second place finish in the Silver 141 weight class. Day’s only loss came in the first place match to Carter Happel (Iowa). Derek Herman (Fr., 174 lbs.) (Unattached) started his day without surrendering a single point, and scoring 31 over two matches with consecutive tech falls before finishing second in the Silver 174 weight class.
Finishing third at the Elite 184 weight class was Corey Abernathy (Jr., 184 lbs.) compiling a 4-1 record at the tournament. The Waverly, Iowa native reached the semifinal match before recording his first loss and wrestled back to a third place finish by gaining a 13-4 major decision against Tyler Lutes (Wartburg), and a 12-4 major decision over Brian Cristion (Cornell College).
Another Three Mavericks placed in Iowa including Logan Saltou (Fr., 149 lbs.) (Unattached) fifth, and a pair of sixth place finishers in Darick Vancura (Sr., 197 lbs.) and Zach Johnston (Fr., 165 lbs.) (Unattached).
The Mavericks will next travel to Minneapolis Saturday Nov, 19 to take part in the Augsburg Open.
Luther College Open Results
All Mavericks competing at the Luther College Open Included:
Trevor Schults (Sr., 125 lbs. 1-2)
Trenton McManus (Fr., 125 lbs. 2-2) (Unattached)
Paul Selman (So., 133 lbs. 2-2)
Dakota Welsh (So., 133 lbs. 0-2)
Anthony Heng (Fr., 133 lbs. 1-2) (Unattached)
Tanner Mills (Jr., 141 lbs. 1-2)
Louie Sanders (R-Fr. 141 lbs. 3-2)
Tanner Day (Fr., 141 lbs. 4-1) (Unattached)
Daniel Close (So., 149 lbs. 3-2)
Colby McIntire (R-Fr., 149 lbs. 0-2)
Logan Saltou (Fr., 157 lbs. 4-2) (Unattached)
Dylan Herman (Jr. 157 lbs. 3-2)
Niel Clement (Fr., 157 lbs. 1-2) (Unattached)
Etienne Kinney (Fr., 157 lbs. 0-2) (Unattached)
Brad Maas (Sr., 165 lbs. 1-2)
Zach Johnston (Fr., 165 lbs. 2-1) (Unattached)
Adam Cooling (Sr., 174 lbs. 3-1)
Max Bullock (Sr., 174 lbs. 1-2)
Derek Herman (Fr., 174 lbs. 3-1) (Unattached)
Corey Abernathy (Jr., 184 lbs. 4-1)
Gage Thom (R-Fr., 184 lbs. 0-2)
Matthew Blome (Fr., 184 lbs. 4-0) (Unattached)
Darick Vancura (Sr., 197 lbs. 3-3)
Chaydon O’Fallon (Jr., 197 lbs. 0-2)
Logan Linderbaum (R-Fr., 285 lbs. 1-2)
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