Hughes Grabs 3rd to Lead Warriors at Grand View Open

January 28, 2012

For Immediate Release

Complete Results

Des Moines, IA – Freshman Connor Hughes (Portage, MI/Northern) posted a 5-1 record to take home third place in his 125-pound weight class to lead the Indiana Tech wrestling team at the Grand View University Open on Saturday. Two other Warriors also placed over the weekend, junior Kafuba Donzon (Albany, GA/Darton) and freshman Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider).

Hughes dropped his first match of the day in a 4-0 decision to Javier Carbajal of Waubonsee Community College, but battled back with four straight wins to advance to the third-place bout. There he hooked up again with Carbajal and Hughes would take advantage of the second chance, defeating him by a 9-5 decision to cap off an impressive outing.

At 165-pounds, Donzon went 3-3 and finished in sixth place. Following an opening round bye, Donzon fell into the consolation bracket after a second round loss. However, he picked up three straight decisions before falling to Jordan Gagliano of the University of Missouri by technical fall and then suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to Logan Molina of Iowa State University in the fifth-place match.

Martin also finished in sixth place with a record of 3-3 in the 174-pound division. He dropped his first match of the day, 9-2, to Kris Klaprodt from the University of Iowa, but backed it up with three straight wins in the consolation bracket, including two by pin. Next, Martin met up with Klaprodt in a rematch, but was again bested, this time by a 14-7 decision. In his next match for fifth-place, he fell by pinfall to Cody Johnston of Missouri.

Up next, the Warriors head to Campbellsville, Kentucky for the Campbellsville University Duals on Saturday, February 4 where they will face two NAIA Top 5 teams, No. 5 Oklahoma City and No. 4 Campbellsville.



125 lbs.

Andre Sanders (1-2)

Bryden Lazaro (Dickinson State) fall Andre Sanders (Tech), 1:52

Andre Sanders (Tech) MFF Kris McKinley (Tech)

Connor Hughes (Tech) MFF Andre Sanders (Tech)

Connor Hughes (5-1)

Javier Carbajal (Waubonsee) dec. Connor Hughes (Tech), 4-0

Connor Hughes (Tech) major dec. Isaiah Mayorquin (William Penn), 12-2

Connor Hughes (Tech) dec. Sergio Martinez (Dickinson State), 12-8

Connor Hughes (Tech) MFF Andre Sanders (Tech)

Connor Hughes (Tech) MFF Bo Bettinson (Waldorf)

Connor Hughes (Tech) dec. Javier Carbajal (Waubonsee), 9-5

Kris McKinley (1-2)

Kris McKinley (Tech) dec. Michael Dauterive (Unat. Nebraska), 4-3

Matt Gurule (Unat. Iowa) major dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 13-4

Andre Sanders (Tech) MFF Kris McKinley (Tech)


133 lbs.

Brett Yarbrough (3-2)

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Connor Clarke (Iowa State), 9-6

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Brian Magno (York), 5-3

Joshua Heinzer (Iowa Central) major dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 11-1

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Eric VanWagoner (William Penn), 9-8

Braxton Chiccelly (Wartburg) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 3-0


149 lbs.

Reece Lefever (3-2)

Tre Rutz (Unat. Grand View) dec. Reece Lefever (Tech), 8-4

Reece Lefever (Tech) fall Brandon Vasquez (Colby), 4:09

Reece Lefever (Tech) fall Chrystian Banuelos (York), 2:14

Reece Lefever (Tech) fall Justin Vazquez (Unat. Waubonsee), 6:02

Jake Ballweg (Iowa) dec. Reece Lefever (Tech), 8-2


165 lbs.

Conner Lefever (2-2)

Dillon Geohegan (Iowa Central) dec. Conner Lefever (Tech), 10-4

Conner Lefever (Tech) fall Christopher Navarro (Iowa Central), 2:25

Conner Lefever (Tech) Andrew Riley (Ellsworth), 0:57

Tom Teigen (Augsburg) major dec. Conner Lefever (Tech), 12-0

Kafuba Donzon (3-3)

Zach Enrico (Augsburg) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 8-3

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Brett Yonkovic (Wartburg), 10-6

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Dan Williams (Iowa Western), 6-3

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Dillon Geohegan (Iowa Central), 8-4

Jordan Gagliano (Missouri) TF Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 16-1

Logan Molina (Iowa State) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 3-2


174 lbs.

Tanner Martin (3-3)

Kris Klaprodt (Unat. Iowa) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 9-2

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Gabe Vasquez (Waldorf), 0:35

Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Stephen Loosbrock (Unat. Benedictine), 5-2

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Cody Schurman (Unat.), 1:43

Kris Klaprodt (Unat. Iowa) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 14-7

Cody Johnston (Unat. Missouri) fall Tanner Martin (Tech), 4:25


184 lbs.

Dustin Boyd (2-2)

Dustin Boyd (Tech) fall Riley Edwards (Iowa Lakes), 2:01

Dustin Boyd (Tech) dec. Kyle Putnam (Unat. Grand View), 5-2

Jesse Hellinger (Dickinson State) fall Dustin Boyd (Tech), 2:58

Josh Haug (Unat.) dec. Dustin Boyd (Tech), 3-1


285 lbs.

Andre Dunn (3-2)

Andre Dunn (Tech) fall Cheven Okonoboh (Iowa Central), 6:22

Bobby Telford (Iowa) fall Andre Dunn (Tech), 1:43

Andre Dunn (Tech) dec. Dustin Caspers (Iowa Central), 10-5

Andre Dunn (Tech) fall Nathan Craig (William Penn), 0:15

Donny Longendyke (Nebraska) fall Andre Dunn (Tech), 0:51


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