NDSU’s group of redshirts and backups scored six Jimmie Open titles Saturday afternoon in Jamesrown, while the University of Mary scored three titles of their own. Mary put a wrestler into the finals at the first four weight classes and got championship performances from Nate Humann (125), Hunter Eckert (141), and Braydon Huber (149). Huber, a freshman wrestling unattached, scored bonus points in each of the four matches he wrestled including a pin in the finals over Ty Johnson of Concordia. Eckert went through two talented Bison in the 141 pound semifinals and finals to win what was maybe the deepest weight at the tournament. The Bismarck Century product defeated Sawyer Degen 6-3 in the finals. Nate Humann matched up with familiar Minot State foe Dean Arevalo in the finals at 125. The two split dual matches last season, but Humann came out on top this time 12-9. Mary’s fourth finalists, senior Tate Barnhardt, was upended by Bison sophomore McGwire Midkiff 6-1.
Other than Midkiff, the Bison also scored tournament victories from James Noel, Jesse Shearer, Michael Otomo, Cole Witzig, and Dan Stibral. Shearer had a dominant day at 174, scoring two majors and two pins on his way to a tournaemtn title.
Minot State earned a total of ten top-six finishes, with Arevalo’s second place the high finish. Anthony Raupp was third at 174 and the Beavers also had five competitors finish fourth.
Jamestown had six top four finishers, with Junior Zavion Robinson leading the way by raking second at 197.
MSU Moorhead’s Mason Schulz was fourth at 141.