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Luther captured the Cornell College Matman Invitational this afternoon. Eleven Norse placed en route to a team total of 134.5 points. Concordia-Moorhead was second with 123.0, followed by Wartburg College with 104.0. Eleven teams participated in the meet.
Jarid Groth (174) captured his second individual tournament championship of the season. Groth defeated Nick Fuller of Wartburg 6-2 in the championship match.
Garrett Bonte (165) and 2012 All-AmericaTrent Flegel (197) both placed second. Bonte was defeated 8-3 in the championship match by Nazar Kulchytskyy of UW-Oshkosh, who was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Flegel, ranked No. 7 in the latest NWCA National Rankings released Jan. 16, lost to No. 2 Alex Coolidge of Cornell 7-6.
Third place finishes were posted by Nick Scheffert (125) and Nick Pearch (285). Blake Letney (157) and Jayden DeVilbiss (184) placed fourth, while Louis Mazzetta (133), Eric Moreno (165) and Jake Johnson (285) all placed fifth. David Kramer (174) completed the list of place winners finishing sixth.
The Norse will return to dual competition on Saturday, Jan. 26 when they will host one half of the Iowa Conference Duals. Joining the Norse will be Simpson, Loras and Coe. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586