WHEN: Saturday at 9AM
WHERE: INDIANOLA, Iowa
Cowles Fieldhouse will serve as one of two sites for the 2015 Iowa Conference Wrestling Duals on Saturday, Jan. 24. Simpson is hosting three, nationally-ranked programs: Coe (9), Luther (18) and Loras (25).
The duals begin at 9 a.m. when Simpson faces Loras on Mat 1 and Luther takes on Coe on Mat 2. Mat 3 will be used for exhibition matches only.
Buena Vista, Central, Dubuque and Wartburg make the other half of the Iowa Conference Duals, which will take place in Waverly.
WATCH AND FOLLOW:
|TIME||MAT 1||MAT 2||MAT 3|
|9 am||LOR vs SIM||LUT vs COE||Exhib.|
|11 am||LUT vs SIM||LOR vs COE||Exhib.|
|1 pm||COE vs SIM||LOR vs LUT||Exhib.|
Simpson: After a 3-0 showing at the Knox Duals, Simpson improved to 6-6 on the season, the most wins for the program since 2011-12 and tied for the most wins in the past nine seasons … two Simpson wrestlers – Jonathan Melton (149) and Jacob Mize (157) – have made appearances in the D3wrestle.com Individual Rankings as honorable mention picks this season … 174-pounder Brett Roberts is one win shy of reaching 50 for his career, coming into the weekend with a 49-39 record in two-plus seasons.
Coe: Coe’s lineup features two wrestlers currently ranked in the NWCA Top 10 and three returning national qualifiers … junior 165-pounder Farai Sewera is the nation’s No. 1 wrestler at 165 and sophomore 174-pounder Ryan Harrington is ranked No. 4 … 184-pounder Ryan Sheldon and 197-pounder Donnie Horner are returning All-Americans, as Sheldon placed sixth at the 2014 NCAA Championships and Horner placed fifth … Sewera comes into today’s action on an 11-match winning streak.
Loras: Loras boasts the individual with the most wins at today’s duals in senior 157-pounder Steven DeWitt. DeWitt is 22-2 overall and comes into the day riding a 14-match winning streak. Of his 22 wins, 17 have been bonus-point victories … sophomore 141-pounder Nick Steger has yet to taste defeat this season, boasting a perfect 15-0 record.
Luther: Luther has two wrestlers ranked in the NWCA Top 10 in junior 141-pounder Drew Van Anrooy (2nd) and senior 184-pounder Jayden DeVilbiss (3rd) … Van Anrooy will be a match-time decision today, as he has been battling injury … DeVilbiss and senior 133-pounder Evan Obert are two-time national qualifiers. Obert was an All-American with an eighth-place finish in 2013 … Luther’s only conference match was a 24-9 loss to No. 1 Wartburg on Jan. 16.
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