|Date:||January 18, 2014|
|Time:||9:00 am||Results:||2nd of 9||Location:||Mount Vernon, Iowa - Cornell College|
Luther finished second at the Cornell College Matman Invitational. The Norse tallied 118.5 points and finished behind team champions Wartburg College with 154.5. Augustana-Rock Island was third at 110.5 and host Cornell was fourth with 93.
Jarid Groth (174) and Conner Herman (285) headlined a list of nine Norse that placed this afternoon. Both Groth and Herman captured individual championships. Groth defeated Brent Hamm of Cornell in his title bout by fall (4:49), his third of the afternoon. Herman defeated Ben Nagle of Wartburg in his championship match 4-3.
Nick Scheffert (125) and Tyler Walls (197) placed second, Cody Orr (149), Nick Jazdzewski (174) both finished fourth, while Brennen Russell (133), Blake Letney (157) and Justin Kreiter (184) all placed fifth.
Luther will return to dual meet competition on Saturday, Jan. 25 when it will travel to Loras College for the Iowa Conference Duals. Action begins at 9:00 a.m. with the Norse facing Coe. At 11:00 a.m., Luther will wrestle Simpson, and at 1:00 p.m. the Norse will face Loras.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586