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Jacks place one in Vegas

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 12/01/2012 21:12:45

Day 2 Recap

Joe Brewster placed eighth at 165 pounds as the Jackrabbits competed at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas.

After qualifying for the second day, Brewster won his opening match to reach the podium, while Brance Simms lost in the round of 12, one round shy of the top eight.

In the 133-pound consolation bracket, Simms narrowly missed the podium. He dropped an 11-7 decision to Joshua Rodriguez (North Dakota State) in the round of 12 on Saturday.

133 - Joshua Rodriguez decision Brance Simms, 11-7

In the 165 consolation bracket, Brewster made the most of his second day by making the podium. Brewster won his opening match by 6-3 decision versus Caleb Marsh (Kent State), who was on a three-match winning streak. In his second match, Brewster dropped a narrow decision 4-1 versus Peyton Walsh (Navy). The loss sent Brewster to the seventh-place match.

165 - (7) Joe Brewster decision Caleb Marsh (Kent State), 6-3
165 - Peyton Walsh (Navy) decision (7) Joe Brewster, 4-1
165 seventh-place match - Paul Hancock (Army) major decision (7) Joe Brewster, 16-3
Joe Brewster placed eighth

As a team, the Jacks finished tied-for-29th with 9.5 points. Complete individual and team results are available online through Gimp Wrestling.

Day 1 Recap

Brance Simms (133) and Joe Brewster (165) both advanced, but took different paths to day two.

Simms opened the day with a first-round loss to Chasen Tolbert (Utah Valley) by 12-2 major decision. Simms rallied, however, winning three-straight matches by decision. Frist, he knocked off Charles Costanzo (Army) 6-2, the most points scored by either Simms or his opponent during the streak. Next, he edged Esteban Gomez-Rivera (American) 3-1. Simms completed his day by topping Western Wrestling Conference foe Kasey Garnhart (Wyoming) 4-1.

Simms faces Joshua Rodriguez (North Dakota State) in the consolation bracket.

Brewster advanced in conventional fashion, scoring two-straight decisions in the championship bracket. Brewster beat Alex Elder (Oregon State) by a single point, 4-3. In the second round, he needed an extra period to score a 3-1 win versus Isaiah Jimenez (San Francisco State).

Brewster faces Caleb Marsh (Kent State) in the consolation bracket.

Dustin Walraven (149) and Cody Pack (157) were both first-round winners, but dropped matches to ranked opponents in the second round.

"Overall, I am a bit disappointed with what went on today," head coach Chris Bono said. "We still have a lot of work to do. We have a chance to place two guys tomorrow, which is exciting, but we had a couple injuries and did not weigh in one guy. I am pleased with the effort and the fight, but it is time to start posting some results. Hopefully tomorrow we can get two guys to place and finish the tournament strong."

Complete brackets are available through Gimp Wrestling.

Tournament information is available on the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational website.

SDSU wrestler results are listed below.

125 - (2) Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) major decision Aaron Pickrel, 16-5
125 - William Watterson (Brown) medical forfeit Aaron Pickrel

133 - Chasen Tolbert (Utah Valley) major decision Brance Simms, 12-2
133 - Brance Simms decision Charles Costanzo (Army), 6-2
133 - Brance Simms decision Esteban Gomez-Rivera (American), 3-1
133 - Brance Simms decision Kasey Garnhart (Wyoming), 4-1
Brance Simms advanced to second day

141 - Timmy Box (CSU Bakersfield) pin Ben Gillette, 1:34
141 - Camryn Jackson (Michigan) major decision Ben Gillette, 18-6

149 - (9) Dustin Walraven decision Paul Liquori (Harvard), 4-1
149 - (8) Jake Sueflohn (Nebraska) major decision (9) Dustin Walraven, 9-1
149 - Christopher Villalonga (Cornell) decision (9) Dustin Walraven, 9-4

157 - (10) Cody Pack decision Adam Fierro (CSU Bakersfield), 5-0
157 - (7) Andy McCulley (Wyoming) pin (10) Cody Pack, 2:04
157 - (8) Kyle Bradley (Missouri) pin (10) Cody Pack, 4:15

165 - (7) Joe Brewster decision Alex Elder (Oregon State), 4-3
165 - (7) Joe Brewster decision Isaiah Jimenez (San Francisco State), 3-1 (SV)
165 - (2) Steven Monk (North Dakota State) pin (7) Joe Brewster, 3:49
Joe Brewster advanced to second day

174 - (6) Austin Morehead (Oregon State) major decision John Nething II, 11-1
174 - John Nething II decision Mitchell Woods (Cal Poly), 8-2
174 - Bryce Hammond (CSU Bakersfield) tech fall John Nething II, 16-0

184 - Mark Fiala (Nebraska-Kearney) major decision Hunter Weddington, 9-1
184 - Mason Bailey (Navy) major decision Hunter Weddington, 11-0

197 - (1) Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) major decision Brandon Ballard, 18-5
197 - David Prieto (Utah Valley) major decision Brandon Ballard, 13-5

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