MARSHALL, Mo.-- Joey Murillo (SR/El Paso, Texas) finished 7th for the Jimmies at 125 lbs as the Missouri Valley Open concluded Saturday.
Murillo started Saturday with a pinfall victory over Rob Pair of Montana State University-Northern, an 8-6 decision over Campbellsville's Michael Beets, and a 14-11 decision over John Altieri of William Penn. Murillo lost by 5-4 decision to Ngun Uk of Indiana Tech to end in the 7th place match. A medical forfeit by Dickinson State's Anthony Locke gave Murillo the win and seventh place.
A total of 11 wrestlers competed for the Jimmies, and while Murillo was the only one to place, two others won multiple matches.
Brandon Aragon (SO/Pueblo, Colo.) (149) finished 3-2 on the weekend, including a 19-3 tech fall and pinfall victory. Mike Zupan (JR/Moorhead, Minn.) (174) posted two victories, a 19-4 tech fall and a 4-3 decision.
UJ results, Missouri Valley Open (contested matches only)
125--Jesse Barajas (JR/Sunnyside, Wash.) (0-2)
125--Joey Murillo 7th place (5-2)
133--Joseph Zepeda (SO/Santa Maria, Calif.) (0-2)
133--Phillip Johnson (JR/Riverbank, Calif.) (1-2)
141--Dillon Kifer (SR/Little Falls, Minn.) (1-2)
149--Brandon Aragon (2-2)
157--Jackson Schauer (SO/Grand Rapids, Minn.) (1-2)
165--Kade Thompson (SO/Idaho Falls, Idaho) (1-2)
174--Mike Zupan (2-2)
184--Ryan Sanchez (FR/Deland, Fla.) (1-2)
197--Will Parks (SO/Perham, Minn.) (0-2)