College wrestling: Minnesota West places two at Ridgewater
WILLMAR -- Minnesota West's Lamont Cannon and Jared Nickman both finished the day on the medal stand Saturday at the Ridgewater Open.The injury-depleted Bluejays entered just three wrestlers in the tournament. Unfortunately, they didn't end the d...
WILLMAR - Minnesota West’s Lamont Cannon and Jared Nickman both finished the day on the medal stand Saturday at the Ridgewater Open.
The injury-depleted Bluejays entered just three wrestlers in the tournament. Unfortunately, they didn’t end the day unscathed. In the first round of wrestlebacks, 165-pounder Jessie Regalado was forced to withdraw from his match against Kegan Fingalsen of Southwest Minnesota State. He was unable to return to the mat.
At 141 pounds, Cannon took fifth place with 2-1 showing. After a tough, 3-2 loss to Ryan Rogorigo of St. Cloud State, he bounced back to take an 11-2 major decision over Theo Gee. He clinched fifth with a 3-1 decision over North Dakota State’s Wyatt Becker.
Nickman went 1-3 in taking sixth. He suffered an overtime loss to NDSU’s Nick Mergen in the first round, but defeated Minnesota State-Moorhead’s Caleb Radley in a 16-3 major. He dropped his final two bouts to settle for sixth.
The Bluejays will be on their home mat for the Worthington Open at 9 a.m. Saturday.