UVU wrestling: Fager leads UVU by advancing to Saturday's semis at CKLV Invite

By James Warnick

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Dec. 6 2013 9:30 p.m. MST

In the team score race, UVU sits in 21st place out of 33 teams with 17.5 points. No. 4 Oklahoma leads the tournament with 84.5 points, while No. 10 Nebraska is in second with 75 points and No. 20 Michigan is in third with 72.5.

This year's CKLV Invite is one of the toughest tournament fields to date as it boasts 12 top 25 teams and 75 ranked wrestlers.

The second and final day of the tournament will begin at the Las Vegas Convention Center at 9 a.m. PT. The finals will then take place that afternoon at 3.

Fager will become just the second Wolverine in school history to wrestle in the semifinals at the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday. Two-time NCAA qualifier and former 149-pound standout Josh Wilson was the other as he placed fifth at the prominent tournament in 2011.

Utah Valley's CKLV Invite results

125: Bryden Lazaro (Cal Baptist) MD Bracken Nipko (UVU), 13-4

125: Ares Carpio (ASU) Dec. Bracken Nipko (UVU), 5-3

133: No. 8 Vincent Dellafave (Rutgers) Dec. Chasen Tolbert (UVU), 7-4

133: Chasen Tolbert (UVU) Fall Dakota Bauer (Iowa State), 1:33

133: Chasen Tolbert (UVU) Fall No. 7 Joe Martinez (Virginia), 4:13

133: Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech) MD Chasen Tolbert (UVU), 14-5

141: No. 4 Luke Vaith (Hofstra) Fall Avery Garner (UVU), 2:22

141: Travis Himmelman (Boise State) MD Avery Garner (UVU), 13-3

149: No. 6 Chris Castillo (Boise State) Dec. Trevor Willson (UVU), 3-2

149: No. 11 Brandon Richardson (Wyo.) Dec. Trevor Willson (UVU), 2-1

157: No. 9 John Nicholson (Iowa State) MD Logan Addis (UVU), 15-4

157: Logan Addis (UVU) MD Larry Schmueser (CSU-Pueblo), 9-1

157: No. 10 Robert Burg (Navy) MD Logan Addis (UVU), 9-0

174: No. 8 Dominic Kastl (Cal Poly) Dec. Monte Schmalhaus (UVU), 5-4

174: Benjamin Ralston (Michigan) Dec. Monte Schmalhaus (UVU), 6-5

184: No. 1 Jacob Swartz (Boise State) Dec. Ethan Smith (UVU), 9-2

184: Dan Seidenberg (Rutgers) Dec. Ethan Smith (UVU), 4-2; TB

197: Derek Thomas (UVU) Dec. Cody Dixon (Boise State), 3-1; SV

197: No. 1 Taylor Meeks (Oregon State) Fall Derek Thomas (UVU), 4:15

197: Derek Thomas (UVU) Dec. Marshall Haas (The Citadel), 5-3

197: Derek Thomas (UVU) Dec. No. 9 Basil Minto (UNI), 2-1; SV

285: No. 12 Adam Fager (UVU) Dec. Blaize Cabell (UNI), 10-4

285: No. 12 Adam Fager (UVU) Dec. No. 5 Ross Larson (Oklahoma), 13-8

285: No. 12 Adam Fager (UVU) Dec. No. 4 Blake Herrin (American), 3-2

James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit www.WolverineGreen.com.

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