Seven Blue Hawks Place at Viking-Warrior Open

Seven Blue Hawks Place at Viking-Warrior Open

FREMONT, Neb. – The new year brought the start of a new season for the Dickinson State wrestling team.  They opened their season in Fremont, Nebraska at the Viking-Warrior Open, hosted by Midland University.

Hudson Buck made his Blue Hawk debut and came away with first in the 197-pound bracket.  Buck picked up a 10-7 decision over Kyler Atwood and an 11-3 major decision over Brady Radik on his way to first place.

Deshun Hayes finished third in the 125-pound division.  He recorded a 5-3 decision over Adrian Lozano (Augustana) to claim third.  He defeated Brice Gorsline, 8-5, and Coulton Parker, 11-6.

Seth Ehlang claimed second in the 149-pound weight class. Ehlang picked up a 9-0 major decision over Seth Stander (Midland), before recording a 2-0 decision over Parker Bohnannan (Oklahoma City).  Ehlang then defeated Brandon Charbonneau, 6-0, before falling in the first place bout to Victor Hughes (Bethany), 2-1.

Sean Elkins took third in the 157-pound division.  Elkins won a 16-5 major decision over Cooper Self (Midland) to open his tournament.  He then recorded a fall at 1:43 on Austin Chancey (Unat. Nebraska).  Chase White (Nebraska-Kerney) recorded a 7-4 decision on Elkins.  Elkins then took on Self again and recorded a 19-4 victory.  In the third place bout, Elkins defeated Tyler Nation (Unat. Augustana), 9-5.

Taylor Hodel claimed third in the 165-pound division.  Hodel recorded a fall at 6:34 over Jamie Shawver (Oklahoma City).  He then fell to Brandon Wilbourn (Nebraska) in a 2-1 decision.  Hodel defeated Tanner Ogden (Bethany) with a fall at 2:55.  In the third place bout, Hodel defeated Josh Eidson (Lindenwood-Bethany), 8-2.

In the 174-pound division, Tyler Brown took second.  Brown defeated Mason Bender (Unat. Augustana) 4-1.  He fell to Casey Powell (Nebraska-Kerney) in the final bout, 8-5.

Jonathan Solano took third in the 184-pound bracket.  Solano opened with a 6-4 decision over Zach Hausman (Lindenwood-Belleville).  He then fell to Derek Sivertsen (Oklahoma City) 10-2.  Solano defeated Brian Spencer (Unat. Nebraska-Kerney) with a fall at 3:42.  Solano then recorded a 5-2 decision over Taylor Baird (Bethany), before picking up a 9-2 victory over Clayton Wahlstrom (Unat. Augustana).  In the third place bout, Solano notched a 3-2 decision over Zach Stodden (Unat. Nebraska-Kerney).

Dickinson State will be back in action on Saturday (Jan. 10) in Hastings, Nebraska.