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Luther Open - Recap

  • Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am
  • Location: Home

Luther hosted its own Open Tournament today to begin the 2018-19 campaign. No team scores were kept.

In the Elite Division, Gilbert Valadez (149) and Ira Kuehn (184) both placed third. Valadez posted a record of 3-1 with one major decision. He defeated Austin Thomas of Cornell College 5-2 in the third place match.

Kuehn was 2-1 for the day with one fall. He advanced to the semifinals with a fall (4:32) over Bryce Oveson of Cornell College. He was defeated 7-3 by Brandon Moen of Minnesota State-Mankato in the semifinals. He placed third following an injury default by Bryce Scott of Coe College.

Also in the Elite Division, Hunter Weaver (197) finished fourth dropping a 5-2 decision to Riley Kauzlaric of UW-Whitewater in the third place match. 

In the Silver Division, Tyler DiFiore (133), Teagen Miller (157), Tanner Weaver (165) and Logan Kennedy (285) all placed.

DiFiore finished fifth posting a record of 4-1 that included two major decisions and one tech fall. He defeated Tyler Fleetwood of Wartburg (10-1) in the fifth place match.

Miller placed third with a record of 3-1 that included one fall and one major decision. In the third place match he defeated Joaquin Bautista of Wartburg College (11-2).

Weaver was 2-2 for day with two falls and finished fifth. In the fifth place match he pinned Colin Hondred of Cornell College (2:12).

Kennedy advanced to the title bout were he was defeated by fall by Kaleb Reeves of Coe College. Kennedy was 3-1 for the tournament that included two falls.

Complete Results (PDF)

Luther returns to action one week from today when it will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Augsburg Open. Action begins at 9:00 a.m. 

Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586