Three place for Storm at Coe Turkey Open

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Brett Roberts, Jeff Sand and Derek Entz all placed in the top five to lead Simpson at the Coe Turkey Open on Saturday.

Roberts placed second at 174 pounds, Sand took fourth at 141 and Entz came in fifth at 149 for the Storm.

Roberts took advantage of a 10-man, 174-pound bracket, going 2-1 on the day and advancing to the championship. After a first-round bye, Roberts pinned Chance Shea (Harper) and took a 12-7 decision over Andrew Carter-Johnson (Missouri Baptist). He met Ethan Ball (Coe) in the title match, falling 10-0.

Sand went 2-2 in the 141-pound bracket. He recovered from a loss by fall in the quarterfinals with a 7-3 decision over Luke Kremer (Coe) in the consolation semifinals. He then dropped a narrow, 3-2 decision to Peter Stewart (Iowa Western) in the third-place match to finish fourth.

Entz had the busiest day of any Simpson wrestler, going 5-2 in a deep 149-pound bracket. He dropped his first match of the day, but rattled off two consecutive pins before winning a 5-1 decision over Tim Noverini (Coe). He proceeded to pick up another pin, this time against Donny Simpson (Harper). His run ended with an 11-4 loss to eventual third-place winner Esmond Ford (Missouri Baptist), dropping him to the fifth-place match. There, he scored a 10-1 major decision over Blake Santi (Harper).

Simpson is off until Tuesday, Nov. 27 when it travels to Mount Vernon, Iowa to face Cornell in a non-conference dual at 7 p.m.

Tournament Report

Wrestler Weight Class Record Place
Sam Reichenbacker 133 0-2 -
Alex Clark 133 0-2 -
JJ Hansen 141 0-2 -
Jeff Sand 141 2-2 4th
Jason Clark 149 1-2 -
Derek Entz 149 5-2 5th
Spencer Ward 165 0-2 -
Greg Harlow 165 1-2 -
Brett Roberts 174 2-1 2nd
John Horvath 184 0-2 -
Andrew de Regnier 184 0-2 -
Taylor Witzel 184 1-2 -
Tony Saucedo 285 1-2 -