BVU Athletics

Wrestlers Begin with Several High Finishes

Nov. 4, 2012

Mason City, Iowa

The Buena Vista wrestling team got its 2012-13 season off on a strong note Saturday with five top-five places during the Kaye Young Open, hosted by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC).

Sophomore Seth Shatto (Estherville, Iowa/ELC) brought home the best finish for the Beavers, placing second at 157 pounds.  He picked up a 6-3 decision and an 11-3 major decision before tallying his first pin of the year to earn a spot in the finals before falling to Colby Carson of Ellsworth.

Freshman 133-pounder Cameron Mennenoh won each of his first two matches without allowing a single point before falling 11-3 in the semifinals.  He did, however, bounce back in his consolation match for a 14-3 win over Khadeem Stanton, who was an unattached wrestler from Ellsworth, to place third.

Sophomore Branden Schultz took fourth for the Beavers at 125 pounds.

Senior Brian Broll (Chaska, Minn./Waconia) was one of three Beavers to place fifth on the day.  He jumped out of the game with a quick pin to begin the day before being edged, 11-9.  He then bounced back with a second period pin, followed by a commanding 10-2 major decision.  He's now just 10 wins shy of 100 in his career.

Jared Bronough also captured a fifth-place finish at 197 pounds after dropping his first match of the day.  He would bounce back on the consolation side with a pair of narrow one-point decisions.

Buena Vista will return to action next Saturday when it takes part in the Luther College Open in Decorah.

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