Stroker wins Don Parker Title

Fredy Stroker won the Don Parker Open title on Saturday in Eau Claire, Wis. with a dominating 4-0 performance at 157 pounds, wrapping up his redshirt season at Minnesota with a 25-4 mark. Following his 2-2 performance at the prestigious Southern Scuffle in early January, Stroker finished the season by winning 13 consecutive matches and three straight open titles (Worthington, Duhawk, Don Parker).

Saturday’s showing was arguably Stroker’s strongest, start-to-finish, in any tournament this season. All four of his wins were bonus point victories, starting with a tech fall in the opening round, followed by a third-period pin in the quarters and another tech fall in the semifinals. Stroker finished with an 8-0 major decision in the finals, his first bonus point win in the final match of a tournament this season.

Perhaps most impressive, Stroker did not allow any of his four opponents to score a single point. Including the points he amassed in his quarterfinal match prior to scoring the fall, Stroker outscored the competition 47-0.

Tijani Karaborni was the only other Gopher in the Don Parker field. Karaborni went 0-2 on the day, dropping a decision on the championship side of the 174-pound bracket and losing by fall in wrestlebacks.

Don Parker Open Results

Match-by-match results for both wrestlers are included below.

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Gopher Match-by-Match Results

157

Fredy Stroker (4-0, 1st Place)
Champ Rnd 1: Fredy Stroker tech fall Danny Harris (North Central (IL)), 16-0
Quarters: Fredy Stroker fall (6:20) Robert Rocole (Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
Semis: Fredy Stroker tech fall Sameh Almousa (St. Olaf), 16-0
Finals: Fredy Stroker maj dec Ben Cousins (Concordia), 8-0

174

Tijani Karaborni (0-2)
Champ Rnd 1: Bye
Champ Rnd 2: Jake Johnson (Concordia) dec Tijani Karaborni, 9-3
Cons Rnd 2: Javier Reyes (Luther) fall (4:16) Tijani Karaborni

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