Storm compete at Luther Open

Storm compete at Luther Open

DECORAH, Iowa — The Simpson wrestling team took part in its first tournament of the season Saturday, competing at the always-tough Luther Open.

Colby Vlieger had a busy day, posting a team-high four wins in the 285-pound bracket of the Elite Division. DeVaughn Scott went 2-2 at 197 pounds and 184-pounder Noah Robinson placed sixth in the Silver Division. Clayton Fenzl and Sam Mathis had two wins apiece. 

Vlieger posted three pins on the day and lost by a combined four points in two decisions. He started the day by pinning Gerardo Suarez (William Penn) in 1:16 before losing a close 7-6 decision to Brennan Koeperich (Coe). He responded with back-to-back first-period pins before losing a 6-3 decision to Tyler Ortmann (Cornell) to end his day.

Scott lost his first match of the day before rattling off consecutive wins, including a 7-5 win in sudden victory over Bowen Wilemann (Wartburg). His day ended with a narrow 3-2 loss to Andrew Holladay (Coe).

Robinson was the lone placewinner for the Storm, going 2-3 in the Silver Division. He won his first two matches -- including a pin over Sam Simpson (Nebraska Wesleyan) -- to advance to the semifinals. He lost his next three contests, falling to sixth.

UP NEXT
The Storm host Wartburg in the home opener Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Cowles Fieldhouse. 

STORM REPORT - ELITE DIVISION
125—Jacob Irwin, 0-2
141—Zach Johnston, 2-2
149—Anthony Derrick, 0-2
149—Jason Kiehne, 1-2
157—Jason Clark, 0-2
174—RJ Brown, 0-2
184—Damon Piatt, 0-2
197—DeVaughn Scott, 2-2
285—Colby Vlieger, 4-2

STORM REPORT - SILVER DIVISION
125—Clayton Fenzl, 2-2
174—Cam Wozniak, 0-2
184—Noah Robinson, 2-3 (6th place)
184—Sam Mathis, 2-2

Storm drop dual to Augustana
December 1, 2016 Storm drop dual to Augustana
Storm compete at Luther Open
November 12, 2016 Storm compete at Luther Open