Fresh off a 28-13 Great Plains Athletic Conference dual win at the University of Jamestown Jan. 8, head coach Jake Stevenson's Morningside College squad is back on the mat Saturday, Jan. 11.
Their trip to Central College of Pella, Iowa, for the Under Armor Invitational, begins a set of four successive weekends of either dual or traditional tournament competition. Action begins at 9 a.m. at Central's A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex. Live brackets and results can be tracked through a link at www.msidemustangs.com, the Internet home of Morningside College athletics.
Mustang Marks: Senior 157-pounder Kyle Fowler (SR/Elk Point, SD) (Elk Point, S.D.) is a defending champion. He turned in a pair of major decisions and a fall en route to the weight class victory a year ago. Junior 141-pounder Lane Eggen (JR/Waterloo, NE) (Waterloo, Neb.) also has past success at Central, winding up seventh in 2019 … Stevenson's squad turned in falls from senior 133-pounder Dustin Reed (SR/Lenox, IA) (Lenox, Iowa), Fowler and junior 184-pounder Jonah Egli (JR/Fort Dodge, IA) (Fort Dodge, Iowa) to guide the midweek victory over the Jimmies. The decision improved the Maroon's overall dual mark to 2-5 and evened their loop record at 1-1 … The Maroon has reeled off back-to-back top-three team finishes at Central with a third-place placing a year ago and a runner-up ending in 2018.
Mo Valley Mission: The Mustangs seek more individual and team honors when they battle along with the rest of the field at the Missouri Valley College Invitational Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, in Marshall, Mo.