Seven Cougars Place at Roger Denker Open
Jan. 15, 2012
Seven Wrestlers Place at Denker Open
Lowman Top Finisher
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Kyle Lowman took second place at 157 pounds Sunday to lead seven SIUE placewinners at the Central Missouri Roger Denker Open.
Lowman worked his way to the finals only to draw the wrestler who would finish the tournament with the most pins. Alex Deringer, unattached from Oklahoma State, pinned Lowman for his fourth fall of the day in the championship match in 4 minutes, 23 seconds.
Steve Ross also placed sixth at 157 pounds but had to forfeit in the fifth-place match.
Brendan Murphy was a winner in his final match of the day, a third-place finish at 141 pounds. Murphy defeated Maryville's Tyrell Galloway 4-1.
SIUE collected two finishers in the top six at 184 pounds. Cole Brandt took fourth while Derek Nagel finished in sixth.
The Cougars also had Dillon Pousson take sixth at 149. David Devine, wrestling unattached, took fourth at heavyweight.
Below are the top six finishers in each weight class