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Arch wins 149 title, 5 wrestlers place

Amanda Springer
Freshman Collin Arch prepares to grapple during the red/black dual on Oct. 27. Arch took the 149-pound title at the Lindenwood Open. (Amanda Springer | NIU Athletics)

DeKALB – Freshman Collin Arch was the first Huskie to win his division this season after a flawless 6-0 performance at the Lindenwood Open tournament on Saturday. Four other Huskie grapplers exited Missouri with a piece of hardware.

Arch followed up a second-place finish in his Huskie debut at the MSU Open with a title-clinching bout at the 149 weight class. Arch limited each of his six opponents to no more than three points marking him the first NIU wrestler this season to win at his weight division. 

At the 197 weight division, freshman Sean Carroll achieved a 5-1 record to clinch third place at Saturday’s Open. Carroll beat out Labette Community College freshman Matthew Marcum in the second sudden victory period to claim third place. 

After clinching a second-place title in his debut meet as a Huskie, freshman Gavynn Carpenter experienced a decline in performance, sliding down three spots to fifth place at 157. Carpenter initiated the evening with a 3-0 record before dropping two consecutive matches, relegating him to a fifth-place bout.

Freshman Tyler Martinez clinched a fourth-place standing on the podium in the 165 weight class after finishing with a 4-2 record. Despite securing victories in four of his first five bouts, Martinez had to forfeit due to a medical issue in the third-place title match. Details of Martinez’s injury have not been disclosed.

Redshirt senior Alec Rees achieved a 3-3 record for sixth place recognition in the 157 Open weight division. Reese narrowly dropped the fifth-place title match by a 4-2 decision against Ouachita Baptist junior Jaylon Otero.


NIU wrestling has a quick turnover as they face the University of Indianapolis at 10 a.m. on Sunday and Purdue University at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Boilermaker Duals in West Lafayette, Indiana. Live stats for the Huskies’ match against Purdue can be accessed via Track Wrestling.

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