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Rodriguez, Sorenson both go 2-0 in first day at Nationals

February 28, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

SPOKANE, Wash. - Two Iowa Lakes wrestlers opened the NJCAA National Tournament with victories in their first two matches.

Only one of the Lakers' other national qualifiers is still wrestling after the first day.

Alfredo Rodriguez (125) and Brandon Sorenson (174) both won their first matches.

Rodriguez earned a pair of pins, defeating Ridgewater's Adam Sutlief in 1:34 and Daron's Quintni Noel in 4:09. Rodriguez is now 29-8 on the season.

Sorenson received a forfeit from Northwest Kansas Tech's Tyler Catty in round one. He then pinned Arton's Anthony Saulle in 4:11 in the second round.

Tyler Ellwood (157) lost his opening match by fall to Iowa Central's Richie Lewis.

In the consolation round, he received a bye and then pinned Jamestown CC's Mike Southwick in 6:05. Sorenson is now 31-9 on the season.

Juan Torres (133), Elijah Dennis (165), James Connaghan (184) and Davion Franklin (285) all went 1-2 on the day.

NJCAA National Tournament Results for Iowa Lakes Community College

125 - Alfredo Rodriguez (29-8) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Alfredo Rodriguez (Iowa Lakes Community College) 29-8 won by fall over Adam Sutlief (Ridgewater College) 25-20 (Fall 1:34)

Champ. Round 2 - Alfredo Rodriguez (Iowa Lakes Community College) 29-8 won by fall over Quintni Noel (Darton College) 10-17 (Fall 4:09)

133 - Juan Torres (12-11) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Sebastian Nehls (Colby Community College) 4-2 won by decision over Juan Torres (Iowa Lakes Community College) 12-11 (Dec 8-2)

Cons. Round 1 - Juan Torres (Iowa Lakes Community College) 12-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Darrell Pampkin (Iowa Central Community College) 17-12 won by decision over Juan Torres (Iowa Lakes Community College) 12-11 (Dec 8-6)

157 - Tyler Ellwood (25-19) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Richie Lewis (Iowa Central Community College) 18-5 won by fall over Tyler Ellwood (Iowa Lakes Community College) 25-19 (Fall 2:34)

Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Ellwood (Iowa Lakes Community College) 25-19 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Ellwood (Iowa Lakes Community College) 25-19 won by fall over Mike Southwick (Jamestown Community College) 0-2 (Fall 6:05)

165 - Elijah Dennis (18-13) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Casey Powell (Northeastern Oklahoma A & M) 5-0 won by fall over Elijah Dennis (Iowa Lakes Community College) 18-13 (Fall 3:00)

Cons. Round 1 - Elijah Dennis (Iowa Lakes Community College) 18-13 won by tech fall over Ben Tinkham (Rochester Commuity & Technical College) 0-2 (TF-1.5 7:00 (21-4))

Cons. Round 2 - Timothy Vargo (Mercyhurst) 1-1 won by decision over Elijah Dennis (Iowa Lakes Community College) 18-13 (Dec 10-8)

174 - Brandon Sorenson (31-9) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Sorenson (Iowa Lakes Community College) 31-9 won by forfeit over Tyler Catty (Northwest Kansas Tech) 0-2 (For.)

Champ. Round 2 - Brandon Sorenson (Iowa Lakes Community College) 31-9 won by fall over Anthony Saulle (Darton College) 4-5 (Fall 4:11)

184 - James Connaghan (1-2) place is unknown and scored 0.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Tyler White (Labette Community College) 3-1 won by fall over James Connaghan (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 (Fall 1:27)

Cons. Round 1 - James Connaghan (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 won by decision over Nick Dell-Priscoli (Gloucester Community College) 17-11 (Dec 4-3)

Cons. Round 2 - Deon Edmonds (SUNY Sullivan) 16-12 won by fall over James Connaghan (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 (Fall 3:58)

285 - Davion Franklin (1-2) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Sebastian Sanchez (Northwest Kansas Tech) 4-3 won by fall over Davion Franklin (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 (Fall 2:17)

Cons. Round 1 - Davion Franklin (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 won by fall over Gabriel Escobedo (Northwest College) 0-4 (Fall 4:58)

Cons. Round 2 - Chris Schleuger (Iowa Western) 6-4 won by fall over Davion Franklin (Iowa Lakes Community College) 1-2 (Fall 4:04)

 
 

 

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