Kifer leads JimmiesFreshman Dillon Kifer continued his impressive freshman campaign by winning the 141-pound title at the Tyler Plummer Classic on Saturday in Dickinson.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Freshman Dillon Kifer continued his impressive freshman campaign by winning the 141-pound title at the Tyler Plummer Classic on Saturday in Dickinson.
Kifer, from Little Falls, Minn., finished off his unbeaten day with flare, burying Ryan Martin of Great Falls (Mont.) by technical fall 16-0.
Two other JC wrestlers reached the championship round.
Sean Blumhardt reached the 125 final, but came up just a tick short. The senior from Ellendale went down to the wire with Bryden Lazaro of Dickinson State before falling 5-2.
Michael Nord nearly captured his second straight title at 157 pounds. The Enderlin product advanced to the 165-pound finale, but came up short 12-3 against Minnesota State-Moorhead’s Ethan Hinebauch.
As a team the Jimmies finished fifth out of nine teams with a total of 80 points.
Great Falls (140) edged Dickinson State (135.5) for the team title.
Three other Jimmies advanced to placing matches.
Heavyweight Antonio Lopez ended his day with a win. The sophomore from Paramount, Calif., topped David Lopez of Great Falls 5-3 in the third-place match.
At 133, freshman Edward Wilson also had a shot at third, but fell to Dickinson State’s Robert Meador, 9-4.
Sam Brown also settled for third. The senior from Colstrip, Mont., couldn’t get much, but didn’t relent either in a 3-0 loss to the Blue Hawks’ Nestor Ruleas.
The Jimmies have their final two home outings of the season on deck. They host the Concordia Cobbers Wednesday night at 7 p.m. before the Jimmie Open kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Tyler Plummer Classic
At Weinbergen Gymnasium, Dickinson
Team scores: University of Great Falls (Mont.) 140, Dickinson State 135.5, Montana State-Northern 127.5, Dakota Wesleyan 98, Jamestown College 80, University of Regina (Saskatchewan) 58.5, Northwest College (Wyo.) 19, Minnesota State Moorhead 0.
125: Championship: Bryden Lazaro, DSU, dec. Sean Blumhardt, JC, 5-3. Third place: Aaron LaFarge, MSUN, dec. Luke Schlosser, UGF, 4-2 (2 OT, SV). Fifth place: Danny Luttrell, UGF, def. Duell Stadel, MSUN, injury default.
133: Championship: Cameron Neiss, MSUN, dec. Matt Chambers, DSU, 6-5. Third place: Steven Schneider, UR, major dec. Alec Lindsey, DSU, 22-13. Fifth place: Robert Meador, DSU, dec. Edward Wilson, JC, 9-4.
141: Championship: Dillon Kifer, JC, tech. fall Ryan Martin, UGF, 16-0. Third place: Karl Bell, DWU, dec. Elias Armendariz, DSU, 3-1. Fifth place: Colter Steinmetz, DSU, major dec. Jordan Delp, DSU, 9-0.
149: Championship: Luke Zeiger, UGF, dec. Chase Burns, UGF, 3-1. Third place: Nestor Ruleas, DSU, dec. Samuel Brown, JC, 3-0. Fifth place: Sean Trottman, UR, def. Dusty Paulson, DWU, injury default.
157: Championship: Eli Hinebauch, MSUN, pinned Chad Cebulski, UGF, :56. Third place: Kyle Gerlach, DWU, dec. Tommy Cooper, MSUN, 5-1. Fifth place: Caleb Heiberger, DWU, dec. Sean Elkins, 4-3 OT).
165: Championship: Ethan Hinebauch, MSUM, major dec. Michael Nord, JC, 12-3. Third place: Nicholas Hutcheson, DWU, def. Jarrick Jensen, DWU, forfeit. Fifth place: Milton Nkunku, DSU, dec. Casey Park, DWU, 11-6.
174: Championship: Cameron Schrempp, DSU, dec. Jared Miller, MSUN, 5-3. Third place: Tyler Sarringer, DWU, major dec. Connor Monk, MSUM, 13-5. Fifth place: Taylor Vaughan, UGF, def. Brock Picard, UGF, injury default.
184: Championship: Jesse Hellinger, DSU, tech. fall Adam Wolfe, UGF, 16-0. Third place: Jacob Luczaj, UR, pinned Garrett DeMers, MSUN, 5:56. Fifth place: Kyle Hoisington, DWU, dec. Brilley Crissler, DSU, 2-1.
197: Championship: Dylan Lemery, UGF, pinned Jarrett Baker, NC, 6:07. Third place: Jorrell Jones, MSUN, dec. John Lendvoy, UR, 4-2. Fifth place: Skyler Carroll, dec. Jade Hoisington, DWU, 4-3.
HWT: Championship: Jose Lopez, DSU, def. Sean Tiernan, UGF, injury default. Third place: Anthony Lopez, JC, dec. David Lopez, UGF, 5-2. Fifth place: Brian Klevis, dec. Eric Gruis, DWU, 8-4.