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SIUE Claims Three Champs at Cyclone Open

John Muldoon (top)
John Muldoon (top)

AMES, Iowa - John Muldoon, Nate Higgins and Christian Dulaney all won their respective weight classes for SIUE Saturday at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open.

"It was a good stepping stone for us," said SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates. "The positives outweighed the negatives, and we have a lot of work to do, but this is November so we have plenty of time to work out our mistakes. I'm excited about the takeaways from today."

Muldoon won the 141-pound weight class by defeating two of his own teammates and Grand View's Grayson Brenna in the finals.

"John bumped up a weight class so we were interested to see how he would do," said Spates. "He did a good job and wrestled hard."

Higgins won four decisions en route to the 165-pound weight class title. He defeated Northern Iowa's Daniel Kelly 7-5 in the championship match.

"Nate wrestled hard in every area," said Spates. "He got down in a couple of matches but kept his composure."

Christian Delaney opened the tournament with two major decisions and then won the 197-pound title with a 3-2 win over Grand View's Evan Hansen.

"We had high hopes for Christian, but we hadn't seen him in competition," said Spates. "He was doing all of the little things right."

SIUE had several other wrestlers finishing in the top four, including Zac Gentzler (4th/125), Angelo Silvestro (3rd/141), Tyshawn Williams (2nd/149), Erik Travers (2nd/157), Bryce Shewan (4th/184).

The Cougars now return home for their first dual match of the season in a 7 p.m. match next Friday against Drexel at the Vadalabene Center.

Harold Nichols Cyclone Open Results for SIUE
Open Division 125 - Zac Gentzler
Champ. Round 1 - Zac Gentzler (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Zac Gentzler (SIUE) won by decision over Matthew Nguyen (Grandview-Unnat) (Dec 5-2)
Semifinal - Brock Hudkins (Northern Illinois) won by decision over Zac Gentzler (SIUE) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Semi - Zac Gentzler (SIUE) won by decision over Kirk Johansen (Northern Illinois - Unattached) (Dec 6-2)
3rd Place Match - Matthew Nguyen (Grandview-Unnat) won by fall over Zac Gentzler (SIUE) (Fall 3:21)

Open Division 141 - Angelo Silvestro
Champ. Round 1 - Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) won by major decision over Kent McCoy (Northern Illinois - Unattached) (Maj 11-2)
Semifinal - John Muldoon (SIUE) won by decision over Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Semi - Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) won by decision over Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) (Dec 3-1)
3rd Place Match - Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) won by decision over Kent McCoy (Northern Illinois - Unattached) (Dec 9-4)

Open Division 141 - Joe Antonelli
Champ. Round 1 - Joe Antonelli (SIUE) won by decision over Anthony Rubino (Northern Illinois) (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal - John Muldoon (SIUE) won by decision over Joe Antonelli (SIUE) (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Joey Antonelli (SIUE) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 - Kent McCoy (Northern Illinois - Unattached) won by fall over Joe Antonelli (SIUE) (Fall 6:10)

Open Division 141 - John Muldoon
Champ. Round 1 - John Muldoon (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - John Muldoon (SIUE) won by decision over Joey Antonelli (SIUE) (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal - John Muldoon (SIUE) won by decision over Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) (Dec 4-2)
1st Place Match - John Muldoon (SIUE) won by decision over Grayson Brenna (Grand View) (Dec 10-6)

Open Division 141 - Dakota Leach
Champ. Round 1 - Dakota Leach (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Dakota Leach (SIUE) won by decision over Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) (Dec 14-7)
Semifinal - Grayson Brenna (Grand View) won by major decision over Dakota Leach (SIUE) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Semi - Kent McCoy (Northern Illinois - Unattached) won by decision over Dakota Leach (SIUE) (Dec 10-4)
5th Place Match - Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) and Dakota Leach (SIUE) (DFF)

Open Division 149 - Tyshawn Williams
Champ. Round 1 - Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) won by major decision over Zack Velasquez (Northern Illinois) (Maj 14-4)
Semifinal - Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) won by decision over Josh Wenger (Grand View) (Dec 10-9)
1st Place Match - Gavin Dewitt (Iowa State Unattached) won by decision over Tyshawn Williams (SIUE) (Dec 8-4)

Open Division 157 - Erik Travers
Champ. Round 1 - Erik Travers (SIUE) won by decision over Mason Miller (Grand View) (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal - Erik Travers (SIUE) won by decision over Colston Diblasi (Iowa State Unattached) (Dec 9-4)
Semifinal - Erik Travers (SIUE) won by tech fall over Hunter Washburn (UNI) (TF 16-1)
1st Place Match - Chase Straw (Iowa State Unattached) won by decision over Erik Travers (SIUE) (Dec 5-2)

Open Division 157 - Karsten Van Velsor
Champ. Round 1 - Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Hunter Washburn (UNI) won by major decision over Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) (Maj 12-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 - Colston Diblasi (Iowa State Unattached) won by fall over Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) (Fall 1:28)

Open Division 165 - Mason McDaniel
Champ. Round 1 - Mason McDaniel (SIUE) won by decision over Andrew Scott (Northern Illinois) (Dec 13-8)
Quarterfinal - Bryce Steiert (Northern Iowa-Unattached) won by decision over Mason McDaniel (SIUE) (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Brandon Haas (UNI) won by medical forfeit over Mason McDaniel (SIUE) (MFF)

Open Division 165 - Nate Higgins
Champ. Round 1 - Nate Higgins (SIUE) won by decision over Luke Komotos (Truman State) (Dec 9-2)
Quarterfinal - Nate Higgins (SIUE) won by decision over Grant Henderson (Grand View) (Dec 13-12)
Semifinal - Nate Higgins (SIUE) won by decision over Isaiah Patton (UNI) (Dec 6-1)
1st Place Match - Nate Higgins (SIUE) won by decision over Daniel Kelly (UNI) (Dec 7-5)

Open Division 184 - Bryce Shewan
Quarterfinal - Bryce Gorman (Northern Illinois) won by decision over Bryce Shewan (SIUE) (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Bryce Shewan (SIUE) won by decision over Casey Crawford (Grand View) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Semi - Bryce Shewan (SIUE) won by decision over Danny Bush (Iowa State Unattached) (Dec 2-1)
3rd Place Match - Dane Pestano (Iowa State Unattached) won by decision over Bryce Shewan (SIUE) (Dec 14-7)

Open Division 184 - Jacob Godinez
Quarterfinal - Wyatt Koelling (University of Missouri) won by fall over Jacob Godinez (SIUE) (Fall 1:20)
Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Godinez (SIUE) won by decision over Cullin Brendeland (Iowa State Wrestling Club) (Dec 11-6)
Cons. Semi - Dane Pestano (Iowa State Unattached) won by major decision over Jacob Godinez (SIUE) (Maj 13-4)
5th Place Match - Danny Bush (Iowa State Unattached) won by decision over Jacob Godinez (SIUE) (Dec 4-0)

Open Division 197 - Christian Dulaney
Quarterfinal - Christian Dulaney (SIUE) won by major decision over Artie Bess (Grand View) (Maj 19-6)
Semifinal - Christian Dulaney (SIUE) won by major decision over Max Ihry (Northern Illinois) (Maj 12-4)
1st Place Match - Christian Dulaney (SIUE) won by decision over Evan Hansen (Grand View) (Dec 3-2)

Open Division 285 - Jake McKiernan
Champ. Round 1 - Jake McKiernan (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Nick Nolting (Iowa State Unattached) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jake McKiernan (SIUE) (SV-1 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Jacob Bohlken (University of Missouri) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jake McKiernan (SIUE) (SV-1 6-4)

Open Division 285 - Tommy Helton
Champ. Round 1 - Thomas Helton (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State Unattached) won by decision over Tommy Helton (SIUE) (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Christian Lance (FHSU) won by decision over Tommy Helton (SIUE) (Dec 7-4)

Open Division 125 - Gage Datlovsky
Champ. Round 1 - Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) won by decision over Joel Timmons (Grand View) (Dec 6-0)
Quarterfinal - Tanner Rohweder (UNI) won by major decision over Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) (Maj 19-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) received a bye
Cons. Round 3 - Kirk Johansen (Northern Illinois - Unattached) won by decision over Gage Datlovsky (SIUE) (Dec 8-5)

Open Division 141 - Bryce Sheffer
Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) received a bye
Quarterfinal - Dakota Leach (SIUE) won by decision over Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) (Dec 14-7)
Cons. Round 2 - Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) won by tech fall over Anthony Rubino (Northern Illinois) (TF 18-2)
Cons. Round 3 - Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) won in tie breaker - 1 over Jake Hodges (UNI) (TB-1 6-5)
Cons. Semi - Angelo Silvestro (SIUE) won by decision over Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) (Dec 3-1)
5th Place Match - Bryce Sheffer (SIUE) and Dakota Leach (SIUE) (DFF)

Fresh/Soph Division 125 - Matthew Malavsky
Quarterfinal - Jay Schipper (Northern Iowa-Unattached) won by decision over Matthew Malavsky (SIUE) (Dec 12-6)
Cons. Round 1 - Matthew Malavsky (SIUE) received a bye
Cons. Semi - Jakob Allison (Iowa State Unattached) won by fall over Matthew Malavsky (SIUE) (Fall 1:19)
5th Place Match - Matthew Malavsky (SIUE) received a bye

Fresh/Soph Division 133 - Jacob Blaha
Round 1 - Dante Tacchia (Grandview-Unnat) won by decision over Jacob Blaha (SIUE) (Dec 4-2)
Round 2 - Jack Skudlarczyk (Northern Iowa-Unattached) won by major decision over Jacob Blaha (SIUE) (Maj 12-1)
Round 3 - Justin Folley (Ellsworth CC) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jacob Blaha (SIUE) (SV-1 20-14)

Fresh/Soph Division 157 - Trent Rakers
Round 1 - Trent Rakers (SIUE) received a bye
Round 2 - Steven Lawrence (Ellsworth CC) won by decision over Trent Rakers (SIUE) (Dec 10-4)
Round 3 - Trent Rakers (SIUE) won by decision over Aaron Leppert (Iowa State Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-2)

Open Division 149 - Cameron Kelly
Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Kelly (SIUE) won by decision over Devin Reynolds (Grandview-Unnat) (Dec 8-5)
Quarterfinal - Gavin Dewitt (Iowa State Unattached) won by major decision over Cameron Kelly (SIUE) (Maj 14-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Cameron Kelly (SIUE) won by decision over George Benoit (Grand View) (Dec 9-6)
Cons. Round 3 - Lane Stigall (University of Missouri) won by tech fall over Cameron Kelly (SIUE) (TF 17-1)