STORM LAKE, IA – With one more competition in the month of December still left on the Wayne State College club wrestling team, the Wildcats were in action this past weekend from Storm Lake, Iowa.
Hosted by Buena Vista University, the BV Open featured Northern Sun teams such as Minnesota State-Mankato, Upper Iowa, Southwest Minnesota State, Augustana and more.
The Wildcat club wrestles represented well with sophomore Hunter Weiss claiming first place in the 149 lb C bracket with three-match wins. Spencer Trout followed going 2-2 on the day in the 184 lb B bracket to finish fourth as freshman Alejandro Martinez (125 lb B) went 2-1 to finish fifth and sophomore Ethan Fitzler (149 lb C) took sixth.
Coach Greg Vander Weil said, “The team competed very well in a tough 330 participate tournament. Hunter’s championship is the 1st. for WSC Wrestling in a major open tournament with varsity programs in NCAA I, II, III and NAIA and tough junior college teams.”
Also, according to the ncwa.net website WSC is currently ranked #16 (164.80) in the nation of Division I National Collegiate Wrestling Association teams. Individual rankings find Martinez (125 – 50 points) from Tilden and Trout (184 – 55.25) from Beatrice each second in their weight class in the nation as Weiss (149 – 41.20) also from Beatrice is ranked ninth in the nation in his weight class as Trout sits 18th among the top 20 NCWA wrestlers.
The Wayne State College wrestlers will next be in action in the Doane Open hosted in Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, December 9 starting at 9 a.m.