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Scott takes third to lead Storm at Cornell

Damon Piatt
Damon Piatt

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa -- DeVaughn Scott wrestled to a third-place finish to lead Simpson at Cornell's Cliff Keen Mike Duroe Invitational on Saturday.

Scott went 5-1 in the 197-pound bracket as the Storm finished 13th in the team standings with 31.5 points. Cornell won the meet with 97.5 points.

Meet Highlights
• Scott continued his torrid start to the season, improving to 16-3. He started the day with a 10-5 decision over Jacob Harvey (Olivet) before suffering a 6-3 loss to Trevor Walton (Wartburg). He proceeded to roll through the back side of the bracket, pinning Bryce Kallenbach (Concordia-Moorhead), beating Jacob Arends (Concordia-Moorhead) by tech fall and edging Costas Hatzipavildes (Iowa State Club) 7-3. He closed the day with a 9-1 major decision over Kevin Pape (Buena Vista).
Shyler Langley had a busy day at 184, going 3-2. He pinned Hunter Jarvis (Augustana) in the first round then beat Clayton Higelmire (Olivet) 3-2 in round two. He lost a decision to William Storch (Wis.-La Crosse) before edging Hiram Robinson (Olivet) 4-3 in sudden victory. His day ended with a 12-6 loss to Derek Venteicher (Loras)
Sam Mathis won 2 of 3 matches at 285. He won back-to-back matches to close the day after starting with a loss. He finished his day on a high note, pinning Guy Snow (Coe).
Damon Piatt went 2-2 at 174 pounds. He lost by decision to start the day, then scored back-to-back pins over Jacob Sherzer (Cornell) and Luke Wilson (Augsburg).

Meet Report
125 — Dylan McChesney, 0-2
133 — Jacob Irwin, 0-2
133 — Jason Padilla, 1-2
149 — Jakob Slavin, 0-2
174 — Damon Piatt, 2-2 (2 pins)
184 — Shyler Langley, 3-2
197 — DeVaughn Scott, 5-1 | 3rd place
285 — Sam Mathis, 2-1

Up Next
Simpson hosts one pod of the American Rivers Conference Duals on Saturday, Jan. 19. The Storm will face Nebraska Wesleyan, Coe, Luther and Loras at Cowles Fieldhouse. The full schedule can be found here.

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