DICKINSON, N.D.-- Nine University of Jamestown men's wrestlers finished in the top six in their respective weight classes at the Tyler Plummer Classic, hosted by Dickinson State University.
Dillon Kifer (SR/Little Falls, Minn.) (141) and Chris Love (JR/La Pine, Ore.) (174) both finished second to lead the Jimmies. Kade Thompson (SO/Idaho Falls, Idaho) (165) and Will Parks (SO/Perham, Minn.) (197) took third, Stuart Brandt (JR/Moorhead, Minn.) (133) fourth, Jesse Barajas (JR/Sunnyside, Wash.) (125) and Nathan Bernal (JR/Covina, Calif.) (197) fifth, and Theo Robison (SO/Westminster, Colo.) (174) and Matt Hernandez (JR/Kenosha, Wis.) (184) were sixth.
Kifer won his first three matches, pinning Northwest College's Colton Parham in 1:28, winning a 17-0 technical fall over Montana State-Northern's Clayton Carter, and taking a 9-8 decision over Dickinson State's Jaime Mullins. In the championship match, Kifer lost by 11-2 major decision to Justin Whitman of Great Falls.
Love had to win two matches to advance to the championship at 174. He pinned Dickinson State's Jason Zecchini in 4:12 and defeated Joe Else of Great Falls by 8-7 decision. Montana State-Northern's Steeler French won the championship match by 17-12 decision.
At 165, Thompson lost a 7-0 decision to MSU-Northern's Andrew Bartel, but then won a 12-7 decision over Devan Williams of Dickinson State and a 17-1 technical fall over Drew Randall of MSU-Northern. Thompson concluded the day with a 16-4 major decision over Logan Wagoner, competing unattached.
125: Jesse Barajas (5th place, 2-2)
133: Stuart Brandt (4th place, 3-2)
133: Spencer Sweeney (FR/McCanna, N.D.) (0-2)
133: Phillip Johnson (JR/Riverbank, Calif.) (1-2)
141: Antonio Ruiz (FR/West Valley, Utah) (0-2)
141: Dillon Kifer (2nd place, 3-1)
157: Justin Folsom (JR/Deland, Fla.) (0-2)
165: Kade Thompson (3rd place, 4-1)
174: Theo Robison (6th place, 1-3)
174: Chris Love (2nd place, 2-1)
184: Matt Hernandez (6th place, 2-3)
184: Tanner Smith (SO/Wilton, Calif.) (0-2)
184: Ryan Sanchez (FR/Deland, Fla.) (1-2)
184: Jonathan Saafi (FR/West Valley, Utah) (0-2)
197: Nathan Bernal (1-2)
197: Will Parks (2-1)