|Date:||November 11, 2017|
Luther hosted the 2017 Luther Open today in the Regents Center. No team scores were kept.
In the Elite Division, Connor Murphy (125) placed third and Keenan Feldpausch (285) placed sixth. Murphy posted a record of 2-2. He was defeated by Perez Perez of Iowa 3-1 in the semifinals and then defeated Connor Cleveland of Wartburg 5-2 in the third place match. He advanced to the semifinals posting a 7-1 decision over Justin Espinosa of Coe and a 3-2 decision over Ryan Schmalen of Upper Iowa University.
Feldpausch won his opening round match over Chris Zimmer of Minnesota State-Mankato 7-3. In the quarterfinals of the championship side of the bracket, he was defeated by Kaleb Staack of Wartburg 8-3. Feldpausch then won two matches in the consolation bracket before dropping a 6-4 decision to Luis Pinto of Rochester Community and Technical College 6-4 in the fifth place match.
Three Norse placed in the Silver Division. Kyle Clough (133) posted a record of 4-1 that included two falls and a tech fall and finished fifth. Dakotah Daffinson (285) defeated Hunter Parks (285) by fall (1:52) to claim fifth place. Daffinson finished the day with a record of 4-1 with all four wins coming by fall. Parks was 3-2 that included two falls and one tech fall.
Complete results can be found on trackwrestling.com
One week from today Luther will be at the Augsburg College Open. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586