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Johnston, Brown get wins as Storm fall to top-ranked Wartburg

RJ Brown
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WAVERLY, Iowa — Zach Johnston and RJ Brown got their first wins of the season as the Simpson wrestling team fell to top-ranked Wartburg 38-10 in the Iowa Conference opener on Wednesday.

Johnston pinned Brock Rathbun at 141 pounds and Brown picked up a major decision with a 18-9 win over Trevor McLaughlin at 174 for the Storm (0-3).

Alek Ziegler wrestled to a 9-6 loss at 133 and Noah Robinson stayed within five points of fourth-ranked Tyler Lutes at 184, losing 9-4. 

125 — Connor Cleveland (WAR) pins Jacob Irwin, 2:06
133 — Brennen Doebel (WAR) dec. Alek Ziegler, 9-6
141 — Zach Johnston (SIM) pins Brock Rathbun, 4:31
149 — #1 Cross Cannone (WAR) tech. fall Blake Bauer, 17-0
157 — #1 Logan Thomsen (WAR) wins by forfeit
165 — #8 Derek Lee (WAR) major dec. Dalton Kenig, 10-2
174 — RJ Brown (SIM) major dec. Trevor McLaughlin 18-9
184 — #4 Tyler Lutes (WAR) dec. Noah Robinson, 9-4
197 — #3 Kyle Fank (WAR) tech. fall DeVaughn Scott, 16-0
285 — #2 Lance Evans (WAR) pins Damon Piatt, 1:41

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