INDIANOLA, Iowa - Cowles Fieldhouse will serve as one of two sites for the 2015 Iowa Conference Wrestling Duals on Saturday, Jan. 24. Simpson is hosting three, nationally-ranked programs: Coe (9), Luther (18) and Loras (25).
The duals begin at 9 a.m. when Simpson faces Loras on Mat 1 and Luther takes on Coe on Mat 2. Mat 3 will be used for exhibition matches only.
Buena Vista, Central, Dubuque and Wartburg make the other half of the Iowa Conference Duals, which will take place in Waverly.
|TIME||MAT 1||MAT 2||MAT 3|
|9 am||LOR vs SIM||LUT vs COE||Exhib.|
|11 am||LUT vs SIM||LOR vs COE||Exhib.|
|1 pm||COE vs SIM||LOR vs LUT||Exhib.|
Simpson: After a 3-0 showing at the Knox Duals, Simpson improved to 6-6 on the season, the most wins for the program since 2011-12 and tied for the most wins in the past nine seasons ... two Simpson wrestlers - Jonathan Melton (149) and Jacob Mize (157) - have made appearances in the D3wrestle.com Individual Rankings as honorable mention picks this season ... 174-pounder Brett Roberts is one win shy of reaching 50 for his career, coming into the weekend with a 49-39 record in two-plus seasons.
Coe: Coe's lineup features two wrestlers currently ranked in the NWCA Top 10 and three returning national qualifiers ... junior 165-pounder Farai Sewera is the nation's No. 1 wrestler at 165 and sophomore 174-pounder Ryan Harrington is ranked No. 4 ... 184-pounder Ryan Sheldon and 197-pounder Donnie Horner are returning All-Americans, as Sheldon placed sixth at the 2014 NCAA Championships and Horner placed fifth ... Sewera comes into today's action on an 11-match winning streak.
Loras: Loras boasts the individual with the most wins at today's duals in senior 157-pounder Steven DeWitt. DeWitt is 22-2 overall and comes into the day riding a 14-match winning streak. Of his 22 wins, 17 have been bonus-point victories ... sophomore 141-pounder Nick Steger has yet to taste defeat this season, boasting a perfect 15-0 record.
Luther: Luther has two wrestlers ranked in the NWCA Top 10 in junior 141-pounder Drew Van Anrooy (2nd) and senior 184-pounder Jayden DeVilbiss (3rd) ... Van Anrooy will be a match-time decision today, as he has been battling injury ... DeVilbiss and senior 133-pounder Evan Obert are two-time national qualifiers. Obert was an All-American with an eighth-place finish in 2013 ... Luther's only conference match was a 24-9 loss to No. 1 Wartburg on Jan. 16.