Freshmen Nicholos Termini (141 pounds) and Peter Christensen (197) each won freshman/sophomore division titles at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open
Christensen got his first taste of college wrestling action Sunday and he ended his day with a championship.
He pinned his way through the bracket.
Christensen notched pins against Andy Murphy (Iowa State WC), Lawrence Smith-Jackson (Iowa Central) and Quez Bostic (Iowa Central) en route to his title.
In total, Christensen spent just 3:24 on the mat.
Termini battled his way to a perfect 4-0 record in the freshman/sophomore division’s 141-pound weight class.
He began the day by pinning Garrett Moll (Northern Iowa – Unattached) in 41 seconds. He then edged Noah Nemmer (Iowa State) 11-8 in the quarters.
Termini posted an 11-4 win over Jaivon Jones of Northern Illinois in the semis before besting Dillon Nichols (Northern Illinois – Unattached) in the finals 5-3.
Freshman Eric Barnett also made his collegiate debut. He placed second in the freshman/sophomore division at 125 pounds.
Barnett opened his tournament with back-to-back pins, defeating Jaymus Wilson (Grand View – Unattached) and Jaxon Roney (Iowa Central) to reach the semifinals.
There, he topped Kyle Gollhoffer (Northern Iowa – Unattached) via a 12-5 decision.
In the championship bout, Barnett fell to Chris Cannon (Northwestern – Unattached) by decision, 7-3.
A week removed from winning the Pointer Open, freshman Josh Otto placed second in the freshman/sophomore division at 165.
Otto won by technical fall in the quarterfinals, topping William Condon (Iowa State WC) 24-9.
He then defeated Caleb Long (Iowa State – Unattached) by decision, 7-3.
In the finals, Otto was pinned by Lance Runyon (Northern Iowa – Unattached) in 6:14.
Freshmen Kyle Burwick (133) and Dan Stilling (149) each placed third, while Trey Escobar (149) finished sixth.
Scharenbrock leads Badgers reserves
A contingent of four of UW’s non-starters also made the trek to Ames. They were led by redshirt freshman Drew Scharenbrock who won the championship at 157 pounds in the open division.
Scharenbrock went 4-0 with four bonus-point victories.
He pinned Kevin Foley (Iowa State WC) in 3:27 to advance to the quarters. Once there, he defeated Keaton Geerts (Northern Iowa) 24-5.
In the semifinals, Scharenbrock pinned Paden Moore of Northern Iowa in 3:52.
Scharenbrock capped his perfect run with 19-3 tech fall over Dylan Thurston (Northern Iowa – Unattached).
Patrick Spray placed sixth at 157 for Wisconsin.
Anders Lantz (174) and Brady Wetter (197) also competed for Wisconsin, but did not place.