ST. LOUIS — Drury sophomore Peter Kuster took third place out of 11 wrestlers at 141 pounds Saturday in the Kaufman/Brand/Bayly Open, hosted by Maryville University.
Kuster (Jefferson City High School) lost a 3-2 decision to Purdue's Alec White, then won each of his next four matches.
In the consolation bracket, Kuster won 8-3 against Aaron Rugnao of Campbellsville (Ky.), then won 7-0 against Keshawn Laws of Cumberland (Tenn.). After winning by medical forfeit, Kuster won a 6-5 decision against Indianapolis' Matt McKinney in the third-place match.
White finished second at 141, losing a 4-3 decision to Indianapolis' Breyden Bailey in the championship match.
Along with a 5-3 win against Nate Keim in the Panther's season-opening 41-3 dual loss to No. 13 Central Oklahoma, Kuster has a 5-1 record this season.
Drury competes Nov. 23 in the Lindenwood Open.