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Luther placed third at the Cornell College Matman Invitational this afternoon. The Norse tallied 94.5 points finishing behind Coe with 153 and Cornell with 117.
Daniel Mendoza (125), Stephan De La Cruz (149) and Conner Herman (285) placed second. Garrrett Bonte (165) finished third and Kyle Windquist (141) finished fifth.
Mendoza, ranked #5 in the nation, was defeated by #8 Timothy Hood of Cornell 8-4 in the title match. De La Cruz lost 15-2 to #4 Jame Locke of Coe, and Herman dropped a 13-3 decision to #5 Alex Burkle of Coe.
Bonte advanced to the semifinals before being defeated 3-1 by #4 Joe Hambleton of Cornell, who went on to claim the individual title. Bonte defeated #7 Joe Favia of Stevens Institute of Technology 8-2 in the quarterfinals and also defeated him in the third place match 5-2.
Windquist had the busiest day wrestling eight times, en route to his fifth place finish. He completed the day with a mark of 6-2.
The Norse return to dual meet competition Thursday, Jan. 19, when they will travel to #1 Wartburg College. This match will begin at 7:00 p.m.
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