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Three Warriors battle in Worthington Open

waldorf-warriors-outline_1By Matt Oliver

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – Junior Nathan Guillermo, sophomore Jacob Adams and freshman Dominick Fadden represented the Waldorf College men’s wrestling team in Saturday’s Worthington Open.

Guillermo (174 pounds) won one of three matches on the day. Augustana College’s Mason Bender scored a fall over Guillermo (1-7) in four minutes. Guillermo won by injury default over South Dakota State University’s Spencer Derifield. Rochester Community and Technical College’s Tyler Vogt claimed victory over Guillermo, securing a pin in 1 minute, 4 seconds in a second-round consolation bout.

Adams (133) opened the first round losing by fall to Augustana’s Morgan Engbrecht. St. Cloud State University’s Cornelious Elliott escaped with a 6-5 decision over Adams (1-9) in a first-round consolation match.

Fadden (184) fell short in a 9-4 decision to Rochester Tech’s Alex Kubicek in the opening round. Following a first-round consolation bye, Fadden (0-2) lost by fall to Rochester Tech’s Dustin Lee in 1:04.

Ten members of Waldorf’s team competed in this weekend’s Missouri Valley College Invitational, which began on Friday at Marshall, Missouri.

The Warriors (2-6) return to action Feb. 11 against Northwestern College (3-3) in a 6 p.m. dual meet at Orange City. Northwestern is receiving votes in the latest National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) poll.