NIACC's Minto wins silver division title at Luther Open

DECORAH - NIACC freshman Christian Minto claimed the 165-pound title in the silver division at the Luther College Open on Saturday.

Minto (5-0) won four matches at Saturday's open tournament, including a 16-3 major decision over Minnesota State's Michael Smith in the finals.

Also for NIACC on Saturday, Brock Luthens (133) and Mason Carpenter (174) both placed sixth in the elite division.

In the silver division, Kendall Sandifer (157) placed third and Clarence Lee-Green (125) and Jose Valdez (197) both placed fourth.

NIACC returns to action Wednesday at home in its home opener against Iowa Western. The ICCAC dual starts at 7 p.m.

LUTHER COLLEGE OPEN

NIACC results

Elite division

133

Brock Luthens

  • Champ. Round 1 - Luthens (N) dec. Owen Mcclave (Wartburg), 6-0.
  • Champ. Round 2 - Luthens (N) major dec. Aaron Castellanos (Coe), 10-1.
  • Quarterfinal - Kolbe O`Brien (Minnesota State Mankato) major dec. Luthens, 11-2.
  • Cons. Round 4 - Luthens (N) dec. Kyle Clough (Luther), 3-0.
  • Cons. Semi - Luthens (N) dec. Brennen Doebel (Wartburg), 5-3.
  • 5th Place Match - Tyler Difiore (Luther) won by injury default over Brock Luthens (N), 1:20.

149

Tony Mendoza

  • Champ. Round 2 - Mendoza (N) dec. Jared Ellingwood (Wartburg), 5-2.
  • Quarterfinal - Tate Murty (Upper Iowa) pinned Mendoza, 1:49.
  • Cons. Round 4 - Mendoza (N) dec. Austin Thomas (Cornell College), 3-2.
  • Cons. Semi - Jared Ellingwood (Wartburg) won by medical forfeit over Mendoza (N) (MFF)
  • 7th Place Match - Michael Petersen (Luther) won by medical forfeit over Mendoza (N) (MFF)

174

Mason Carpenter

  • Champ. Round 1 - Kyle Briggs (Wartburg) pinned Carpenter, 3:53.
  • Cons. Round 2 - Carpenter (N) dec. Tyler Menegay (Luther), 5-0.
  • Cons. Round 3 - Carpenter (N) pinned Spencer Easley (Cornell College), 1:01.
  • Cons. Semi - Dalton Nelson (Upper Iowa) won by injury default over Carpenter (N) (Inj. 3:41)
  • 5th Place Match - Luke Silva (Coe) won by forfeit over Carpenter (N) (FF)

184

Reldon Miller

  • Champ. Round 2 - Ira Kuehn (Luther) major dec. Miller, 14-0.
  • Cons. Round 3 - John Marsh (Cornell College) dec. Miller (N), 5-4.

197

Holton Truax

Champ. Round 2 - Truax (N) pinned Jordan Challis (Coe0, 3:31.

  • Quarterfinal - Nick Baumler (Upper Iowa) major dec. Truax, 16-5.
  • Cons. Round 4 - Dylan Butts (Minnesota State Mankato) dec. Truax, 5-1.

Silver division

125

Clarence Lee-Green

Champ. Round 1 - Lee-Green (N) major dec. Cristian Chavez (Luther), 10-1.

  • Quarterfinal - Lee-Green (N) pinned Ahmed Eftin (Wartburg), 2:36.
  • Semifinal - Michael Lundin (Wartburg) dec. Lee-Green, 11-4.
  • Cons. Semi - Lee-Green (N) major dec. Daniel Joey Shaw (Cornell College), 17-5.
  • 3rd Place Match - Dylan Albrecht (Wartburg) pinned Lee-Green, 1:04.

141

Emilio Barco

Champ. Round 1 - Brady Moesenthin (Wisconsin-Eau Claire) pinned Barco, 2:11.

  • Cons. Round 1 - Barco received a bye.
  • Cons. Round 2 - Nolan Noonan (Loras) dec. Barco, 5-2.

149

Curtis Brock

Champ. Round 1 - Brock received a bye.

  • Champ. Round 2 - Brock major dec. Cory Stewart (Cornell College), 9-1.
  • Quarterfinal - Eric Faught (Upper Iowa) pinned Brock, 2:05.
  • Cons. Round 4 - Eamon Toland Matos (Wisconsin-La Crosse) dec. Brock, 3-2.

157

Kendall Sandifer

Champ. Round 1 - Sandifer major dec. Preston Schuelke (Luther), 15-4.

  • Quarterfinal - Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa) dec. Sandifer, 5-1.
  • Cons. Round 2 - Sandifer pinned Kaleb Krall (Wartburg), 1:14.
  • Cons. Round 3 - Sandifer dec. Diego Cruz (Luther), 6-3.
  • Cons. Semi - Sandifer tech. fall over Braxton Doebel (Wartburg), 19-2.
  • 3rd Place Match - Sandifer dec. Brandon Kidd (RCTC), 7-3.

165

Kameron Black

Champ. Round 1 - Cael Krueger (Coe) pinned Black, 2:24.

  • Cons. Round 1 - Black received a bye.
  • Cons. Round 2 - Ryker Kurimski (Coe) pinned Black, 2:27.

165

Christian Minto

Champ. Round 1 - Minto pinned Jayden Sundstrom (Unattached), 2:58.

  • Quarterfinal - Minto major dec. Ryker Kurimski (Coe), 13-4.
  • Semifinal - Minto dec. Kyler Rieck (Minnesota State Mankato), 8-5.
  • 1st Place Match - Minto major dec. Michael Smith (Minnesota State Mankato), 16-3.

197

Jose Valdez

Champ. Round 1 - Garet Sims (Coe) pinned Valdez, 2:06.

  • Cons. Round 1 - Valdez received a bye.
  • Cons. Round 2 - Valdez pinned Shane Mathias (Simpson), 3:45.
  • Cons. Round 3 - Valdez pinned Jacob Byers (Simpson), 6:48.
  • Cons. Semi - Valdez dec. Mershad Bashang (Wartburg), 5-2.
  • 3rd Place Match - Garet Sims (Coe) won in sudden victory over Valdez, (SV-1 6-4)

285

Brennen Davis

Champ. Round 1 - Davis received a bye.

  • Quarterfinal - Troy Monahan (Upper Iowa) pinned Davis, 1:17.
  • Cons. Round 2 - Davis received a bye.
  • Cons. Round 3 - Braden Willis (RCTC) major dec. Davis, 11-2.
  • 7th Place Match - Scott Klemme (Cornell College) pinned Davis, 1:38.