Eierman Finishes Third at U23 World Team Trials

October 9, 2017

Rochester, Minn. – Five wrestlers with Mizzou Wrestling ties were in action over the weekend at the U23 World Team Trials in Rochester, Minn. Redshirt sophomore Jaydin Eierman (Columbia, Mo.) posted the highest finish of the group, finishing third at 65 kg.

Eierman cruised to the technical fall wins over Logan Smith (Mat Savvy WC), 11-0 and Devin Tortorice (Whitewater WC), 11-1, before falling to Boo Lewallen (CRTC/TMWC), 15-5, in the semifinals. On the consolation side of the bracket, Eierman then defeated Matt Findlay (Utah Valley RTC) by way of fall (3:45) and Brock Zacherl (Clarion RTC), 5-4, to claim third.

Former Mizzou wrestler and current Clarion volunteer assistant coach Lavion Mayes (Mascoutah, Ill.) went 3-2 on the day. Mayes began his day by registering an 11-0 technical fall over Landon Knutzen (Utah Valley RTC) before falling to Richard Lewis (SunKist WC), 10-1, in the second round. Mayes then rebounded to win two straight bouts before falling to Grant LaMont (Utah Valley RTC) by technical fall, 14-3.

Redshirt freshman Wyatt Koelling (Kaysville, Utah), who competed in both Greco Roman and freestyle wrestling, began with Greco Roman competition at 85 kg on Saturday. The junior world team member advanced to the semifinals thanks to back-to-back technical falls over Gregory Kleinsmith (NMU-OTS), 10-0, and George Sikes (NUM-OTS), 9-0. In the semifinals, Koelling came up short, falling 3-0 to Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm). In freestyle competition at 86 kg, Koelling dropped his first round bout, but then bounced back to pick up victories over Nathan Jackson (Princeton WC) by technical fall, 17-7, and Shabaka Johns (Indiana Pride Wrestling Academy) by fall (1:05). In the consolation semifinals, Koelling lost to 2017 NCAA finalist Brett Pfarr (Minnesota Storm), 14-3.

Freshman Dack Punke (Washington, Ill.) and freshman Jake Raschka (Pewaukee, Wis.) went 1-2 and 0-2 on the day, respectively. Punke, wrestling at 57 kg, defeated Gary Harding (CRTC/TMWC) by technical fall, 10-0, before falling to Timothy Lambert (Sunkist Kids WC), 6-0 and Alexander Mackall (Sunkist WC), 9-5. Raschka, wrestling at 86 kg, dropped both his matches by way of technical fall, 10-0 to Nathan Jackson (Princeton WC) and 12-2 to Garrett Lineberger (Unattached).

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Match-By-Match Results
Greco Roman (Saturday)
85 kg: Wyatt Koelling
First Round: Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC) tech. fall Gregory Kleinsmith (NMU-OTS): 10-0
Quarterfinals: Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC) tech. fall George Sikes (NMU-OTS): 9-0
Semifinal: Richard Carlson (Minnesota Storm) dec. Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 3-0 

Men’s Freestyle (Sunday)
57 kg: Dack Punke
First Round: Dack Punke (Missouri Wrestling RTC) tech fall Gary Harding (CRTC/TMWC): 10-0
Quarterfinals: Timothy Lambert (Sunkist Kids WC) dec. Dack Punke (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 6-0
Cons. Round 3: Alexander Mackall (Sunkist WC) dec. Dack Punke (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 9-5 

65 kg: Jaydin Eierman
First Round: Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC) tech fall Logan Smith (Mat Savvy WC): 11-0
Quarterfinals: Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC) tech fall Devin Tortorice (Whitewater WC): 11-1
Semifinals: Boo Lewallen (CRTC/TMWC) tech fall Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 15-5
Cons. Semifinals: Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC) fall Matt Findlay (Utah Valley RTC): 3:45
Third Place Match: Jaydin Eierman (Missouri Wrestling RTC) dec. Brock Zacherl (Clarion RTC): 5-4 

70 kg: Lavion Mayes (Clarion RTC)
First Round: Lavion Mayes (Clarion RTC) tech fall Landon Knutzen (Utah Valley RTC): 11-0
Quarterfinals: Richard Lewis (SunKist WC) dec. Lavion Mayes (Clarion RTC): 10-1
Cons. Round 2: Lavion Mayes (Clarion RTC) dec. Steve Bleise (Minnesota Storm): 7-6
Cons. Round 3: Lavion Mayes (Clarion RTC) dec. Jarrett Jacques (Eierman Elite): 9-9
Cons. Semifinals: Grant LaMont (Utah Valley RTC) tech fall Lavion Mayes (Clarion RTC): 14-3

86 kg: Wyatt Koelling
First Round: Richard Robertson (BRTC) tech fall Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 17-6
Cons. Round 2: Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC) tech fall Nathan Jackson (Princeton WC): 17-7
Cons. Round 3: Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC) fall Shabaka Johns (Indiana Pride Wrestling Academy): 1:05
Cons. Semifinals: Brett Pfarr (Minnesota Storm) tech fall Wyatt Koelling (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 12-1

86 kg: Jake Raschka
First Round: Nathan Jackson (Princeton WC) tech fall Jake Raschka (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 10-0
Cons. Round 1: Garrett Lineberger (Unattached) tech fall Jake Raschka (Missouri Wrestling RTC): 12-2