Norgren takes first while six others place
Wrapping up his best performance of the year was Aaron Norgren who finished first place in the 184-lb weight class with a 3-0 record.
After a first round bye, Norgren defeated Randall Wallace (UM) by a 23-6 tech fall before earning a 15-2 win by major decision against Michael Berg (St. Cloud State) to advance to the championship match. Here, Norgren would earn a hard-fought 2-0 win over John Gusewelle (North Dakota State) to seal the 184-lb championship.
Placing for the first time this year in the 141-lb weight class was Robby Fisher. Fisher captured a fourth-place finish after going 3-2 on the day. Fisher earned back-to-back wins by fall to begin the tournament before losing a major decision to Nick Dardanes (Minnesota). After earning an 11-3 major decision in his next match, Fisher advanced to the third-place match where he would lose a 14-3 major decision to Seth Lange (Minnesota) giving him a fourth-place finish.
Also earning a fourth-place finish was Jesse Westphal. This also marks the first time this year which Westphal has placed in a tournament as he finished the Husky Open with a 4-2 record. After losing his first match of the day, Westphal went on a tear winning four straight matches giving him a spot in the third-place match. However, Westphal’s run would end here as he was defeated 16-0 by Matt Mincey (Minnesota) giving him a fourth-place finish.
Earning fifth-place finishes in their respective classes where David Demo (125-lb) and Brendan Eichmann (165-lb). Demo would go 2-2 in his first four matches which landed him a spot in the fifth-place match where he went on to defeat Corey Hodowanic (Minnesota) by a 9-3 decision. Eichmann finished the day with a 4-2 record and would defeat Brian Peterson (Minnesota) to earn his fifth-place finish.
Derek Hahn (157-lb) and Alex Bach (184-lb) would both go on to earn sixth-place finishes as the event marked the first time either has placed in a tournament this year.
The Mavericks will next compete on December 19th as they travel to Reno, Nevada to take part in the Reno Tournament of Champions.
125 David Demo, 3-2, placed fifth
141 Robby Fisher, 3-2, placed fourth
149 Jesse Westphal, 4-2, placed fourth
157 Derek Hahn, 4-3, placed sixth
165 Brendan Eichmann, 4-2, placed fifth
184 Aaron Norgren, 3-0, placed first
184 Alex Bach, 3-3, placed sixth