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Brickey third place finish leads Cougar Wrestling at UNK Holiday Inn Open

Brickey third place finish leads Cougar Wrestling at UNK Holiday Inn Open

The No. 20 ranked Barton Community College Wrestling team competed in its second open tournament of the season taking to Kearney, Nebraska, on Saturday for the one-day UNK Holiday Inn Open.  Going 9-3 in the 285 pound weight class, the Cougars finished the tournament 29-31 against a field of over 500 wrestlers from teams on the NCAA Division I, II, NAIA, and junior college levels.

Leading the Cougars was third place finish from Brix Brickey in the 285 pound division.  The redshirt freshman went 6-1 on the day scoring three pins, a major decision, and two decisions to get the medal stand.  Getting a first round bye the Lindsborg native pinned Concordia's Tommy Andrews in 1:35 before racking up a 14-2 major decision over Gabe Rednose of Otero Junior College.   Brickey's run on the championship side of the bracket quickly came to an end in the quarterfinals falling to Iowa Western Community College's Stephen Boone in fifty-one seconds.  Brickey then went on to get consecutive pins, the first coming against Region VI foe Gabriel Ledesma of Colby Community College (2:52) before ending the day of Shane Coombs from Colorado State University-Pueblo in 4:38.   Advancing to the semifinals Brickey earned a hard fought 4-1 win over Chadron State's unattached Alex Mai before capturing the third placing with a 5-1 win over Ian Cheatum of the Colorado School of Mines.

Fellow 285 teammate Forrest Lalaguna also put together a good run bouncing back from a 1-0 decision in the opening round to Nebraska Wesleyan University's Justin Hennessy.  Receiving a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket, Lalaguna pinned his next two opponents the first coming at 4:07 over Nebraska-Kearney's Aaron Griffith followed by a late 6:48 pin of Andrew Wilson wrestling unattached for Chadron State.  Lalaguna would then move into the fourth round disposing of Bradon Huntley 7-0 wrestling unattached from Pratt Community College before falling to an early third period pin to Coombs in 5:15.

Freshman David Kelly continued his strong start to the season advancing to the quarterfinals before dropping consecutive matches to finish at 2-2 in the 174 pound division.  Picking up a first round by, Kelly had consecutive pins of Pratt's James Ellis (4:20) and Concordia's Tristain Sichmeller (4:14) before having his run halted with a last second pin in the quarters to Drew Hinkle of The Mines.  Being bounced to the consolation sixth round, Kelly's day came to an end with an 8-5 defeat Western State Colorado University's unattached Garrett Strang.

Caysen Smith went 4-2 on the day in the 133 stringing four victories together ending the tournament in the consolation seventh round.  Receiving a first round bye, Smith took a 17-1 technical fall loss to Wyoming's Trent Olsen being sent to the consolation side of the bracket.  After getting a bye, Smith began his run with consecutive falls over Adams State's Sage Budd (3:04) and Baker's Tyler Brown (5:36) before scoring a 5-0 win over Morningside's Alexander Pearson.  Smith's final victory would cone on his third pin of the day taking care of Fort Hays State University's Wyatt Alvis in 1:51.  Morningside's Alexander Schmitz would end Smith's day one round shy of the consolation semifinals with a 10-6 win.  

Full Barton Results:

Amateur 125 - Skylar Johnson's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Andrew McFarland (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by major decision over Skylar Johnson (Barton) (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Skylar Johnson (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Adrian Cordova (Otero Junior College) won by tech fall over Skylar Johnson (Barton) (TF 25-8)

Amateur 125 - Greg Bentley's place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Adrian Cordova (Otero Junior College) won by major decision over Greg Bentley (Barton) (Maj 14-6)
Cons. Round 1 - Greg Bentley (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Greg Bentley (Barton) won by decision over Ryan Smales (Nebraska Wesleyan University) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 3 - Greg Bentley (Barton) won by fall over Jackson Bates (Doane College) (Fall 3:15)
Cons. Round 4 - Emmanuel Browne (Iowa Western Community College) won by decision over Greg Bentley (Barton) (Dec 14-8)

Amateur 133 - Caysen Smith's place is unknown and has scored 8.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Caysen Smith (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Trent Olson (Wyoming) won by tech fall over Caysen Smith (Barton) (TF 17-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Caysen Smith (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Caysen Smith (Barton) won by fall over Sage Budd (Adams State) (Fall 3:04)
Cons. Round 4 - Caysen Smith (Barton) won by fall over Tyler Brown (Baker (Kan.)) (Fall 5:36)
Cons. Round 5 - Caysen Smith (Barton) won by decision over Alexander Pearson (Morningside (Iowa)) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 6 - Caysen Smith (Barton) won by fall over Wyatt Alvis (Fort Hays State) (Fall 1:51)
Cons. Round 7 - Alexander Schmitz (Morningside (Iowa)) won by decision over Caysen Smith (Barton) (Dec 10-6)

Amateur 133 - Cody Liles's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cody Liles (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Cody Liles (Barton) won by tech fall over Jesus Morales (Northwest Kansas Technical College) (TF 16-1)
Champ. Round 3 - Stephen Tujague (University of Central Missouri) won by decision over Cody Liles (Barton) (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Cody Liles (Barton) won by decision over Matt Torring (Hastings (Neb.)) (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 5 - Alexander Schmitz (Morningside (Iowa)) won by decision over Cody Liles (Barton) (Dec 7-3)

Amateur 149 - Howard Johnson's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Howard Johnson (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Howard Johnson (Barton) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jair Flores (Unattached-Colorado State University - Pueblo) (SV-1 9-7)
Champ. Round 3 - Howard Johnson (Barton) won by decision over Mario Rodriguez (Newman) (Dec 7-4)
Quarterfinal - Sean Glasgow (Chadron State) won by decision over Howard Johnson (Barton) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 6 - Christian Lechuga (New Mexico Highlands) won by major decision over Howard Johnson (Barton) (Maj 11-0)

Amateur 157 - Colin Koger's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Colin Koger (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Ethan Ruby (Colorado School Of Mines) won by major decision over Colin Koger (Barton) (Maj 13-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Colin Koger (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Alejandro Gandara (Northeastern Junior College) won by decision over Colin Koger (Barton) (Dec 8-3)

Amateur 157 - Derek Gentry's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Jimenez (Colorado State University - Pueblo) won by fall over Derek Gentry (Barton) (Fall 1:36)
Cons. Round 1 - Derek Gentry (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Derek Gentry (Barton) won by decision over Chase Clasen (Iowa Western Community College) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Jon Pratt (Baker (Kan.)) won by major decision over Derek Gentry (Barton) (Maj 13-2)

Amateur 157 - Christian Rivas's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Christian Rivas (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Gabriel Crawford (Concordia (Neb.)) won by decision over Christian Rivas (Barton) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Christian Rivas (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Christian Rivas (Barton) won by decision over Cole Gustavson (Otero Junior College) (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 4 - Rashawn Benford (Otero Junior College) won by tech fall over Christian Rivas (Barton) (TF 20-3)

Amateur 165 - Lucas McMichael's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Lucas McMichael (Barton) won by forfeit over Juan Gomez (Otero Junior College) (FF)
Champ. Round 2 - John Porter (Chadron State) won by fall over Lucas McMichael (Barton) (Fall 1:43)
Cons. Round 2 - Monquez Towsend (Colby Community College) won by medical forfeit over Lucas McMichael (Barton) (MFF)

Amateur 174 - Devon Baker's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Devon Baker (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Ladd Bunker (Western State Colorado University) won by decision over Devon Baker (Barton) (Dec 13-6)
Cons. Round 2 - Devon Baker (Barton) won by fall over Ethan Blankenship (Morningside (Iowa)) (Fall 2:49)
Cons. Round 3 - Devon Baker (Barton) won by fall over Trevor Wheelock (Morningside (Iowa)) (Fall 0:47)
Cons. Round 4 - Austin Brandt (Fort Hays State) won by decision over Devon Baker (Barton) (Dec 16-11)

Amateur 174 - Trent Miles's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Trent Miles (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Billy Thompson (Hastings (Neb.)) won by tech fall over Trent Miles (Barton) (TF 16-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Trent Miles (Barton) won by fall over Terrell Wooley (Otero Junior College) (Fall 0:33)
Cons. Round 3 - Trent Miles (Barton) won by fall over Connor Ventura (Unattached-Colorado School of Mines) (Fall 1:22)
Cons. Round 4 - Garrett Strang (Unattached-Western State Colorado University) won by decision over Trent Miles (Barton) (Dec 12-7)

Amateur 174 - David Kelly's place is unknown and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - David Kelly (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - David Kelly (Barton) won by fall over James Ellis (Pratt Community College) (Fall 4:20)
Champ. Round 3 - David Kelly (Barton) won by fall over Tristain Sichmeller (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 4:14)
Quarterfinal - Drew Hinkle (Unattached-Colorado School of Mines) won by fall over David Kelly (Barton) (Fall 6:59)
Cons. Round 6 - Garrett Strang (Unattached-Western State Colorado University) won by decision over David Kelly (Barton) (Dec 8-5)

Amateur 184 - Victor Monarrez's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Victor Monarrez (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Noah Ornelas (Newman) won by decision over Victor Monarrez (Barton) (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Victor Monarrez (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Alex Kerr (Nebraska Wesleyan University) won by decision over Victor Monarrez (Barton) (Dec 5-3)

Amateur 197 - Ethan Dean's place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Ethan Dean (Barton) won by fall over Kyle McCoy (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Fall 3:52)
Champ. Round 2 - D`rell Gist (Northwestern (Iowa)) won by fall over Ethan Dean (Barton) (Fall 2:34)
Cons. Round 2 - Ethan Dean (Barton) won by fall over Foster Houts (Unattached-Western State Colorado University) (Fall 3:38)
Cons. Round 3 - Logan Searle (Nebraska-Kearney) won by major decision over Ethan Dean (Barton) (Maj 14-6)

Amateur 285 - Forrest Lalaguna's place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Justin Hennessy (Nebraska Wesleyan University) won by decision over Forrest Lalaguna (Barton) (Dec 1-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Forrest Lalaguna (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Forrest Lalaguna (Barton) won by fall over Aaron Griffith (Nebraska-Kearney) (Fall 4:07)
Cons. Round 3 - Forrest Lalaguna (Barton) won by fall over Andrew Wilson (Unattached-Chadron State) (Fall 6:48)
Cons. Round 4 - Forrest Lalaguna (Barton) won by decision over Bradon Huntley (Unattached-Pratt Community College) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 5 - Shane Coombs (Colorado State University - Pueblo) won by fall over Forrest Lalaguna (Barton) (Fall 5:15)

Amateur 285 - Brix Brickey's place is 3rd and has scored 20.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brix Brickey (Barton) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brix Brickey (Barton) won by fall over Tommy Andrews (Concordia (Neb.)) (Fall 1:35)
Champ. Round 3 - Brix Brickey (Barton) won by major decision over Gabe Rednose (Otero Junior College) (Maj 14-2)
Quarterfinal - Stephen Boone (Iowa Western Community College) won by fall over Brix Brickey (Barton) (Fall 0:51)
Cons. Round 6 - Brix Brickey (Barton) won by fall over Gabriel Ledesma (Colby Community College) (Fall 2:52)
Cons. Round 7 - Brix Brickey (Barton) won by fall over Shane Coombs (Colorado State University - Pueblo) (Fall 4:38)
Cons. Semi - Brix Brickey (Barton) won by decision over Alex Mai (Unattached-Chadron State) (Dec 4-1)
3rd Place Match - Brix Brickey (Barton) won by decision over Ian Cheatum (Colorado School Of Mines) (Dec 5-1)