|Date:||February 7, 2014|
Luther wrapped up the regular season Iowa Conference schedule with an impressive 36-7 victory over Central College.
Leading 15-4 at the midway point, Garrett Bonte (165), Jarid Groth (174) and No. 9 Jayden DeVilbiss (184) posted consecutive falls, that gave the Norse a 33-4 lead after eight matches. Bonte, who was making his first appearance on the mat since suffering an injury, made quick work of Central's Keegan Overbey in 20 seconds. Groth pinned Sam Apland in 1:45, while DeVilbiss pinned Benny Melisi at 2:37.
Nick Scheffert (125), Blake Letney (157) and Nick Pearch (285) all recorded victories. Dakota Wangsness won by forfeit at 133.
Luther (5-2, 15-6) will be the No. 3 seed for the Iowa Conference Championship finals that will be held one week from tonight on Feb. 14. The Norse will host the No. 4 seed Loras College (4-3, 8-10) at 7:00 p.m. No. 28 Loras earned the No. 4 seed with a 29-15 victory over University of Dubuque this evening.
Tomorrow the Norse return to action at the UW-Eau Claire Open. Results will be posted throughout the day on trackwrestling.com.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586