No. 5 Upper Iowa Takes the Short Trip to Luther Invitational at Simpson

By Howie Thompson, UIU Athletic Information
Mac Spotts
THIS WEEKEND IN PEACOCK WRESTLING... The No. 5 Peacock wrestling team will be in action in the Cowles Fieldhouse on the campus of Simpson College on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Upper Iowa will be one of sixteen schools with wrestlers competing in the ten brackets. All wrestlers will be in the same division for the event.

LIVE OPTIONS... Fans will be able to follow the action through live results and brackets updated throughout the tournament at the link above. There is no charge for viewing the brackets or dashboards of live matches.

 Upper Iowa last wrestled in Minneapolis, Minn. at the Auggie-Adidas Open hosted by Augsburg University. The Peacocks placed nine wrestlers in their respective brackets and two more finished with above .500 records. In all, UIU competed with 18 attached wrestlers. Jordan Gundrum (174, #12 NCAA DII) and Jared Hensley (125) both claimed second place in their brackets thanks to 3-1 records. Justin Folley (133) also went 3-1 on the day placing third in the Gold bracket. Maleek Williams(#1 NCAA DII-125) went 2-0 on the day placing fourth, while Nick Baumler (#3 NCAA DII) also had a quick day at 197 pounds with a 2-0 record to place fourth. Connor Williams (174) and Jacob Ragsdale(125) both placed fourth with 2-2 records. Mac Spotts(157) and Jamie Gehling (184) both went 2-2 in their action to place sixth, while Dalton Hahn posted a 3-1 record and Tucker Blackwent 1-0 in the tournament.

NEXT UP... Following the weekend's tournament, Upper Iowa will host the Beavers of Minot State University to open the Northern Sun Conference slate. The Peacocks will hit the mats at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 for the dual.