Wolves Wrestling Competes At DWU Open

Mitchell, SD (NSUWolves.com) – In their second open of the 2023-24 season the No. 11 Northern State University wrestling team tallied six top-4 finishes at the Dakota Wesleyan Open. The Wolves were led by runner-up finishers Carter Ban (149) and Mason Fey (174). Full open results are linked below.


  • Teagan Block took third at 133-pounds with wins over Braiden Kort of Augustana (dec 10-6), Juan Lugo of Briar Cliff (TF 17-1), Kevin Honas of Fort Hays State (TF 15-0), Andrew Ramirez Jr. of Minot State (TF 18-1), and Jarros Gilliam of Briar Cliff (TF 17-0)
  • Ban took second at 149-pounds with wins over Ty Borge of Minnesota WCT (TF 17-2), Cael Larson of Augustana (dec 5-1), Marcell Dely of Fort Hays State (inj. 3:41), and Torry Early of Chadron State (12-1)
  • Cael Larson had the busiest day for the Wolves going 5-2 with a fourth place finishes and wins over Carson Turnis of Morningside (TF 16-1), Ian Johnson of Minnesota WCT (fall 4:17), Clayton Robinson of Chadron State (dec 8-4), Noah Styskal of Morningside (dec 5-2), and Ben Peters of Briar Cliff (15-9)
  • Fey also recorded a runner-up placing at 174-pounds with wins over Elijah Sterner of SMSU (dec 7-4), Jayvier Pellman of Minnesota ECT (fall 0:38), Jonah Gruenes of Augustana (dec 6-5), and Ethan Gregg of Briar Cliff (fall 1:56)
  • At 184-pounds, Tyson Live took fourth with victories over Hayden Wempen of Morningside (dec 10-7), Matthew Rodriguez of For Hays State (maj. 10-2), Adam Sylvester of SMSU (dec 6-3), and Cayden White of Minot State (TF 17-1)
  • Ryan Hirschkorn was the final placer for NSU, taking fourth at 197-pounds with wins over Ryan Patterson of Fort Hays State (dec 3-2) and Shane Hansen of Minot State (fall 2:00)

  • Brenden Salfrank (125): 2-2
  • Teagan Block (133): 5-1
  • Clay Gates (133): 2-2
  • Carter Ban (149): 4-1
  • Cael Larson (157): 5-2
  • Spencer Roth (165): 2-2
  • Kaden Broer (165): 3-2
  • Mason Fey (174): 4-1
  • Tyson Lien (184): 4-2
  • Tanner Meyers (197): 1-2
  • Ryan Hirschkorn (197): 2-2

Northern heads to the SD Showcase next Friday, November 17 from Brookings and the campus of South Dakota State University.