Wrestling - Luther College Open
|Date:||November 16, 2013|
Eleven Luther wrestlers placed, six each in the Elite Division and five in the Freshman division of the Luther Open.
2013 All-American Evan Obert headlined the Norse efforts in the Elite Division. Obert finished second at 133 losing to two-time NCAA I All-American Tony Ramos of Iowa by major decision 14-5. Ramos was the national runner-up a year ago.
Conner Herman, who returned to the mat for the first time after missing all of last season due to an injury, placed third at 285. Nick Scheffert also placed third at 125, while Garrett Bonte at 165 and Jarid Groth at 174 both placed fifth. Jayden DeVilbiss placed sixth at 184.
Garrett Wangsness (125), Justin Kreiter (184), Tyler Walls (197), and Clayton Jennings (285) all place second in the Freshmen Division. Wangsness lost to Phillip Laux, unattached from Iowa, by major decision 16-4; Kreiter was defeated 8-4 by Austin Bellile of MSOE; Walls lost 5-3 to Broc Berger Iowa unattached; and Jennings was defeated 13-8 by Davion Franklin of Iowa Lakes Community College.
Also placing in this division was Jesse Carlisle who placed fifth at 149.
The Norse will return to action one week from today when they will travel to the Augsburg Open.
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