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Jimmies grappler Robison clinches spot in national tourney after GPAC tourney performance

The Jimmies have a wrestler make it to the state tournament for the third time in the last four years.

Theorius Robison
UJ's Theorius Robison wrestles Dickinson State's Dante Venema during a meet at Harold Newman Arena on Jan. 14, 2022.
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For the third time since 2019, the University of Jamestown wrestling team will be sending a wrestler to the national championships. The Jimmies’ Theorius Robison came into the weekend on a five match winning streak and kept it going until an unfortunate end to his weekend. As a team, the Jimmies finished in seventh, with a score of 58.0.

While Robison was the only one of the Jimmies to qualify for the NAIA National Championships, he was not the only grappler to have success. The Jimmies’ Parker Beeler finished third in the 165-pound weight class, Josh Goeden finished fourth in the 197-pound weight class, Ian Howell finished fourth and Ramiro Vargas Macias finished fifth in the 285-pound weight class.

Robison started his run with a forfeit win over teammate Tommy Beringer, before getting a major decision win over Morningside’s Noah Styskal in the semifinals. In the final, Robison got an opportunity to get revenge on the only loss he had this season, against Doane’s Baterdene Boldmaa. However, an injury forced him to pull out of the match, giving Boldmaa the win.

Beeler received a bye in the first round before getting an 11-5 decision win over Northwestern’s Blake Pomajzl in the quarterfinals. In the semis, Beeler lost by technical fall to Hasting’s Taygen Smith. Beeler responded by beating the Tigers’ Benjamin Dobler and Concordia’s Issiah Burk to finish in third.

Goeden got a tight 5-4 decision win over Briar Cliff’s Matthew Montgomery before falling to Midland’s Tyson Beauperthuy in the semifinals. Goeden bounced back with a 6-4 decision win over the Broncos’ Evan Morara. The Mustangs’ Hunter DeJong would get a pinfall win over Goeden in the third place match to see the senior finish his career in fourth.

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Howell received a first round bye before suffering a 2-0 decision loss to the Bulldogs’ Jacob Telles. Howell would have another bye before he got a 3-1 decision win over the Broncos’ Henry Jones and a pinfall win over the Warriors’ Matt Johnston. Howell faced off against Telles again in the third place match, with Telles getting an 8-0 majority decision.

Vargas Macias got a first round bye before losing via decision to Johnston. After another bye, Vargas Macias was on the right side of a pinfall win over Dakota Wesleyan University’s Colten Hink. Telles would continue to torment the Jimmies 285 pound grapplers with a sudden victory win over Vargas Macias. Vargas Macias would get back on the right track with a pinfall win over Johnston in the fifth place match.

Robison and his head coach Jim Zalesky will return to the mats on March 4-5, in Kansas City, MO for the national tournament.

Top five team standings:

  1. Doane University, 163.0, 2. Morningside University, 101.0, 3. Hastings College, 95.0, 4. Briar Cliff University, 84.0, 5. Northwestern College, 81.5

Team results:
125-pound weight class: 

Elijah Barajas:

QFinal: Briar Cliff’s CaRon Washington wins via major decision over Elijah Barajas (MD 11-1)

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Cons. Round 1: Northwestern’s Sean Heeney wins via pinfall over Barajas (fall 2:09)

133-pound weight class: 

Antonio Ruiz:

Champ. Round 1: Antonio Ruiz receives a bye

QFinal: Morningside’s Taylor Vazquez wins via decision over Ruiz (dec. 11-4)

Conso. Round 2: Hastings’ Kavika Aholelei wins via decision over Ruiz (dec. 10-6)

141-pound weight class: 

Theorius Robison:

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QFinal: Theorius Robison wins via forfeit over Jamestown’s Tommy Beringer (for.)

Semifinal: Robison wins via major decision over Morningside’s Noah Styskal (MD 12-4)

First place match: Doane’s Baterdene Boldmaa wins via injury default over Robison (Inj. 0:00)

Tommy Beringer:

QFinal: Jamestown’s Robison wins via forfeit over Tommy Beringer (for.)

Cons. Round 1: Briar Cliff’s Maximus Barajas wins via forfeit over Beringer (for.)

149-pound weight class: 

Jesus Murillo:

Champ. Round 1: Jesus Murillo wins via decision over Hastings’ Riley Dement (dec. 8-2)

QFinal: Briar Cliff’s Andrew Shea wins via decision over Murillo (dec. 7-0)

Cons. Round 2: Northwestern’s Erik Rodriguez wins via decision over Murillo (dec. 11-5)

165-pound weight class: 

Parker Beeler:

Champ. Round 1: Parker Beeler receives a bye

QFinal: Beeler wins via decision over Northwestern’s Blake Pomajzl (Dec. 11-5)

Semifinals: Hastings’ Taygen Smith wins via tech fall over Beeler (TF-1.5 5:30, 20-3)

Cons. Semi: Beeler wins via medical forfeit over Doane’s Benjamin Dobler (M For.)

Third place match: Beeler wins via decision over Concordia’s Issiah Burks (Dec 5-3)

174-pound weight class: 

Carston Toedter: 

Champ. Round 1: Briar Cliff’s Jake Leicht wins via decision over Carson Toedter (Dec. 4-0)

Cons. Round 1: Concordia’s Hunter Weimer wins via decision over Toedter (Dec. 9-2)

Tryston Rogers:

Champ. Round 1: Tryston Rogers wins via decision over Briar Cliff’s Christian Balmer (Dec 7-3)

QFinal: Concordia’s Timothy Huber wins via decision over Rogers (Dec. 12-5)

Cons. Round 2: Morningside’s Jackson Chapin wins via tech fall over Rogers (TF-1.5 2:41 (20-2))

184-pound weight class: 

Austin Morris:

Champ. Round 1: Austin Morris receives a bye

QFinal: Northwestern’s Luke Jenness wins via pinfall over Morris (fall 1:44)

Cons. Round 2: Morris wins via decision over Dakota Wesleyan’s Payton Planasky (Dec 8-5)

Cons. Round 3: Midland’s Connor Rinn wins via pinfall over Morris (fall 2:42)

197-pound weight class: 

Josh Goeden:

QFinal: Josh Goeden wins via decision over Briar Cliff’s Matthew Montgomery (Dec. 5-4)

Semifinals: Midland’s Tyson Beauperthuy wins via pinfall over Goeden (fall 3:18)

Cons. Semi: Goeden wins via decision over Hastings’ Evan Morara (Dec. 6-4)

Third place match: Morningside’s Hunter DeJong wins via pinfall over Goeden (fall 2:10)

285-pound weight class: 

Ian Howell:

Champ. Round 1: Ian Howell receives a bye

QFinal: Concordia’s Jacob Telles wins via decision over Howell (Dec. 2-0)

Cons. Round 2: Howell receives a bye

Cons. Round 3: Howell wins via decision over Hastings’ Henry Jones (Dec. 3-1)

Cons. Semi: Howell wins via pinfall over Midland’s Matt Johnston (fall 6:23)

Third place match: Telles wins via major decision over Howell (MD 8-0)

Ramiro Vargas Macias:

Champ. Round 1: Ramiro Vargas Macias receives a bye

QFinal: Johnston wins via decision over Vargas Macias (Dec. 8-2)

Cons. Round 2: Vargas Macias receives a bye

Cons. Round 3: Vargas Macias wins via pinfall over Dakota Wesleyan’s Colten Hink (Fall 0:44)

Cons. Semi: Telles wins via sudden victory over Vargas Macias (SV -1 9-3)

Fifth place match: Vargas Macias wins via pinfall over Johnston (fall 2:28)

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My name is Max O'Neill. I am the Sports Lead at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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