Weekend Wrap: Reiter, Kish capture Greco titles

Members of Minnesota's prized redshirt wrestling class showed its potential over the weekend at the FILA Junior National Championships in Lincoln, Neb. Read about this and other Gopher sports news from the weekend in the GoldenSports.Net weekend wrap.

University of Minnesota wrestlers Mack Reiter and Roger Kish captured Greco-Roman titles at the FILA Junior National Championships in Lincoln, Neb. As a team, the Minnesota Storm finished first in freestyle and placed second in Greco-Roman.

A freshman from Gilbertville, Iowa, Reiter won the Greco-Roman title at 60 kg with a 15-6 decision against Jeremiah Davis. Reiter reached the finals with an 11-10 decision against Matt Stuart in the quarterfinals and a 9-3 decision over Cesar Grajales in the semifinals.

A year after winning a junior national championship in freestyle, Kish won the Greco-Roman crown at 84 kg by technical fall over Jesse Reader, 11-0. Kish did not give up a point in his final three matches. He reached the finals with a technical fall against Tyler Winkleman, 11-0, in the quarterfinals, and an 8-0 decision against Brenden McLean in the semifinals.

Six other Golden Gophers wrestlers placed in the Greco-Roman division. Freshman Daniel Jackson placed second at 50 kg after being defeated by Mat Gardner in the finals. Redshirt freshman Will Holst claimed fourth at 66 kg, while redshirt freshman Mike Schmidt and freshman Justin Bronson placed fifth at 96 kg and 120 kg, respectively. Freshman C.P. Schlatter finished sixth at 66 kg after suffering an injury.

In the freestyle competition, four Golden Gophers captured runner-up finishes. Jackson earned another second-place finish at 50 kg, while Holst placed second at 66 kg. Redshirt freshman Andrew Domingues finished second at 55 kg after falling to Reece Humphrey in the finals by a 7-4 decision. Kish finished second at 84 kg after being defeated by NCAA runner-up Ben Askren of Missouri in the finals. Reiter finished third at 60 kg and Schmidt placed fifth at 96 kg.

Champions in each weight class will qualify for an international tour for both freestyle and Greco-Roman. In years past, champions have qualified for the FILA Junior World Championships. However, this year there will be no FILA World Junior Championships.

Gopher Football Silent Auction & Golf Tournament Set For June 3 & 4

The 2004 Minneapolis Floral Golden Gopher Football Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 4 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course at 12:30 p.m. Lunch and registration will begin at 11 a.m., with dinner and a program following at 5 p.m.

There will also be a silent auction, which will precede the golf tournament on Thursday, June 3, at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex on the campus of the U of M. The silent auction will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include food and beverage along with a chance to mingle with Gopher football coaches and administrators.

For more information contact Mark Williams at 612-379-3859 or log onto www.goallineclub.com. Both events are open to the public.

Men's Golf Finishes Third, Set To Defend Title The 10th-ranked University of Minnesota men's golf team placed third at the Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. The Golden Gophers shot rounds of 289-300-298=887 (+23) and finished seven shots behind tournament champion Indiana.

The two-time defending Big Ten champion Golden Gophers will defend their title next weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Golden Gopher softball team (32-21, 9-9) rebounded from an 8-0, five-inning loss and defeated Illinois, 3-1, in the second game of a doubleheader at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Senior Piper Marten pitched a complete-game, three-hitter to improve to 20-11 on the season.

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