Jackrabbits complete Day 1 of Big 12 Championship

TULSA, Okla. – Henry Pohlmeyer’s bid to reach the finals of the 149-pound weight class at the 2019 Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship came up short Saturday night during competition at BOK Center.

A junior from Johnston, Iowa, Pohlmeyer dropped an 8-3 decision to third-seeded Jarrett Degen of Iowa State. Pohlmeyer, 20-12 overall, will wrestle at noon Sunday in the consolation semifinals versus fourth-seeded Christian Monserrat of West Virginia.

After receiving a first-round bye, the seventh-seeded Pohlmeyer recorded a 5-4 decision over second-seeded Max Thomsen of Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals during the opening session Saturday morning. It was Pohlmeyer’s second win over Thomsen this season.

With seven automatic qualifiers allocated to the Big 12 in the 149-pound division, Pohlmeyer has secured his second consecutive berth in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after qualifying at 141 pounds in 2018.

In other action Saturday night, three Jackrabbits split a pair of matches. In the 157-pound weight class, Colten Carlson notched his second win of the tournament with a 10-4 decision over Northern Colorado Jordan Robison. Carlson later went down to the wire against fourth-seeded Wyatt Sheets of Oklahoma State, but Sheets scored a takedown just before the buzzer at the end of regulation for a 7-5 victory.

At 184 pounds, Zach Carlson turned in his second bonus-point victory of the day with a 17-0 technical fall against Air Force’s Jake Thompson. Later in the session, Carlson dropped a hard-fought 6-3 decision to sixth-seeded Will Sumner of Utah Valley.

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Heavyweight Blake Wolters scored an 11-4 decision over Kayne Hutchinson in his first bout of the night, before being edged 1-0 by fifth-seeded Brian Andrews of Wyoming later in the session. Wolters is scheduled to wrestle Robert Winters of Northern Colorado for seventh place on Sunday.

In the team standings, the Jackrabbits slipped one spot to 11th with 14.5 points. Oklahoma State is first with 129.5 points and seven finalists, followed by Iowa State with 92.5 points and Northern Iowa with 62.5 points.

125: Gregory Coapstick, Fr., Frisco, Texas (0-2 record)
Round of 16: lost to #2 Brent Fleetwood, North Dakota State, by fall 1:03
Consolation Round of 8: lost to Mitch Brown, Utah Valley, by tech. fall, 16-0 [4:13]
Coapstick eliminated – ends season 3-21 overall

133: Rylee Molitor, R-Fr., Sartell, Minnesota (0-2 record)
Round of 16: lost to #1 Daton Fix, Oklahoma State, by fall 6:01
Consolation Round of 8: lost to Jack Skudlarczyk, Northern Iowa, by dec., 8-2
Molitor eliminated – ends season 5-15 overall

141: Aric Williams, R-Fr., Pierre, South Dakota (0-2 record)
Round of 16: lost to #5 Kaid Brock, Oklahoma State, by tech. fall, 15-0 [5:13]
Consolation Round of 8: lost to #6 Sam Turner, Wyoming, by tech. fall, 17-2 [7:00]
Williams eliminated – ends season 8-19 overall

149: #7 Henry Pohlmeyer, Jr., Johnston, Iowa (1-1 record)
Round of 16: Bye
Quarterfinals: dec. #2 Max Thomsen, Northern Iowa, 5-4
Semifinals: lost to Jarrett Degen, Iowa State, by dec., 8-2
Consolation Semifinals: vs. #4 Christian Monserrat, West Virginia (Sunday)
Pohlmeyer with 20-12 season record

157: #8 Colten Carlson, So., Willmar, Minnesota (2-2 record)
Round of 16: def. Grant Lamont, Utah Valley, by fall 4:15
Quarterfinals: lost to Justin Thomas, Oklahoma, by dec., 5-1
Consolation Round of 8: dec. Jordan Robison, Northern Colorado, 10-4
Consolation Round of 4: lost to #4 Wyatt Sheets, Oklahoma State, by dec., 7-5
Carlson eliminated – ends season 12-14 overall

165: Logan Peterson, Sr., Lake Lillian, Minnesota (0-2 record)
Round of 16: lost to #5 Andrew Fogarty, North Dakota State, by fall 2:20
Consolation Round of 8: lost to #6 Isaiah Hokit, Fresno State, by dec., 6-3
Peterson eliminated – ends season 14-17 overall

174: Samuel Grove, R-Fr., Moorhead, Minnesota (0-2 record)
Round of 16: lost to #5 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming, by major dec., 10-1
Consolation Round of 8: lost to Lorenzo De La Riva, North Dakota State, by dec., 4-0
Grove eliminated – ends season 5-19 overall

184: #7 Zach Carlson, Jr., Kerkhoven, Minnesota (2-2 record)
Round of 16: major dec. Michael Otomo, North Dakota State, 10-1
Quarterfinals: lost to #2 Drew Foster, Northern Iowa, by major dec., 11-3
Consolation Round of 8: tech. fall Jake Thompson, Air Force, 17-0 [6:01]
Consolation Round of 4: lost to #6 Will Sumner, Utah Valley, by dec., 6-3
Carlson eliminated – 22-9 season record

197: Martin Mueller, Jr., Rapid City, South Dakota (0-1 record)
Round of 16: lost to #4 Tanner Orndoff, Utah Valley, by fall 6:23
Consolation Round of 8: withdrew due to injury (#6 Noah Adams, West Virginia, wins by medical forfeit)
Mueller eliminated – ends season 7-13 overall

285: Blake Wolters, So., Pipestone, Minnesota (1-2 record)
Round of 16: lost to #7 Brandon Ngati, West Virginia, by dec., 6-0
Consolation Round of 8: dec. #8 Kayne Hutchinson, Air Force, 11-4
Consolation Round of 4: lost to #5 Brian Andrews, Wyoming, by dec. 1-0
Seventh Place: vs. Robert Winters, Northern Colorado (Sunday)
Wolters with 13-19 season record


  1. Oklahoma State – 129.5
  2. Iowa State – 92.5
  3. Northern Iowa – 62.5
  4. Oklahoma – 56.5
  5. Wyoming – 50.0
  6. Fresno State – 48.0
  7. North Dakota State – 48.0
  8. Utah Valley – 43.5
  9. West Virginia – 35.5
  10. Northern Colorado – 15.0
  11. South Dakota State – 14.5
  12. Air Force – 11.5

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