Beaver wrestling makes debut
MASON CITY - The Buena Vista wrestling team got its 2012-13 season off on a strong note Saturday with five top-five places during the Kaye Young Open, hosted by North Iowa Area Community College.
Sophomore Seth Shatto brought home the best finish for the Beavers, placing second at 157 pounds. He picked up a 6-3 decision and an 11-3 major decision before tallying his first pin of the year to earn a spot in the finals before falling to Colby Carson of Ellsworth.
Freshman 133-pounder Cameron Mennenoh won each of his first two matches without allowing a single point before falling 11-3 in the semifinals. He did, however, bounce back in his consolation match for a 14-3 win over Khadeem Stanton, who was an unattached wrestler from Ellsworth, to place third.
Sophomore Branden Schultz took fourth for the Beavers at 125 pounds.
Senior Brian Broll was one of three Beavers to place fifth on the day. He jumped out of the game with a quick pin to begin the day before being edged, 11-9. He then bounced back with a second period pin, followed by a commanding 10-2 major decision. He's now just 10 wins shy of 100 in his career.
Jared Bronough also captured a fifth-place finish at 197 pounds after dropping his first match of the day.
Buena Vista will return to action next Saturday when it takes part in the Luther College Open in Decorah.