The Simpson wrestling team had a busy first weekend of the 2015-16 season, competing in the Luther Open on Saturday and the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Sunday.
SUNDAY RECAP - The Storm faced stiff competition in Ames on Sunday, including a strong contingent of Division I wrestlers. Nine Storm wrestlers took part in the tournament.
Colby Vlieger had the best day for the Storm, going 3-1 on the backside of the 285-pound bracket after losing the opener. He scored a 12-5 decision over Luke Destiche (Minnesota) before pinning Luke Petersen (Neb. Kearney) in 48 seconds. He bowed out of the tournament with an 8-4 loss in the consolation semifinals.
Shane Swank and Spencer Ward also earned wins on the backside of the bracket. Swank pinned teammate Bryce Wignall in the 165-pound bracket and Ward earned a second-period pin over Jose Cortez (Pratt CC).
SATURDAY RECAP - Head coach Nate Hansen had six freshmen and one sophomore gain experience by competing in the Silver Division at the Luther Open in Decorah on Saturday.
Scott earned a pair of pins on the way to the consolation championship, going 4-1 on the day. Brown went 4-2 and Piatt went 3-3.
UP NEXT - Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Wartburg