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Wrestling - NCAA III National Championships

Date:March 15, 2013 - March 16, 2013
Results:16th
Location:Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Day One Results: For the first time since 2010 Luther completed the first day of competition at the NCAA III National Championships with three All-Americans. The Norse entered the All-America round with five wrestlers alive.

The Norse will enter the second day of action in 11th place with 21 points. 

Trent Flegel (197) became a two-time All-American defeating Nathan Schmitz of Concordia-Moorhead with a two-point take down with just six seconds left in the match and posted a 7-5 victory.

Evan Obert (133) and Kyle Windquist (141) earned All-America honors for the first time of their careers. Obert defeated Jacoby Bergerson of Concordia-Moorhead 5-2, while Windquist defeated No. 4 seed Jake Fredricksen of UW-Whitewater by fall in the third overtime at 8:59

At 165, Garrett Bonte dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 8 seed Jordan Schulte of UW-Stevens Point. Bonte completed his season with a record of 22-12.

At 184, Jayden DeVilbiss lost by fall 0:28 to Daniel Olsen of Wheaton College. DeVilbiss completes his season with a record of 26-14.

Day Two Results:

Evan Obert (133) finished eighth at his first National Tournament appearance. Obert was defeated by Dalton Bullard of Elmhurst by fall at 1:12 in the seventh place match. Obert, only a sophomore, completed the 2012-13 campaign with a record of 29-10. He will enter his junior year with a career mark of 47-22.

Kyle Windquist (141) completed his Luther career with an eighth place finish.Windquist was defeated by Ces Antista of Williams 9-5 in the seventh place match.

This was the second time Windquist had qualified for the national finale, but the first time he had earned All-America honors. Windquist, who spent the majority of the season out of the line-up due to an injury, finished with a record of 13-9, 36-21 during his two-year career in a Norse uniform.

Trent Flegel ended his career as a two-time All-American. Flegel became the first Luther wrestler since Jason Pyle (2009-10) to earn back-to-back All-America honors. Flegel placed eighth after dropping a 7-5 decision to Matthew Heschsel of Augsburg in the seventh place match. Flegel ends his season with a record of 31-14. His two-year record in a Luther record was 63-24.

Final Brackets (pdf)

Final Team Scores (pdf)

Sophomore

Glenwood City, Wis.

Glenwood City

Senior

Big Rapids, Mich.

Big Rapids High School

Sophomore

Ossian, Iowa

South Winn

Sophomore

Genoa, Wis.

DeSoto

Senior

Alma, Mich.

Alma

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

 

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