CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Simpson wrestling team competed at the Coe College Invitational on Saturday. Jason Peta and Shyler Langley both garnered sixth-place finishes while Sam Mathis turned in a seventh-place nod.
In Peta's opener at 133 pounds, the freshman won by technical fall with a score of 16-0, but lost in his next match. He won his next two matches with a decision and one sudden victory to advance to the fifth-place match. Peta fell 5-4 during that match to Nick Short from Graceland.
Langley opened his day with an opening win by decision in the 184-pound bracket. He lost his next bout but rebounded with pins in his next two matches to move to the fifth-place showdown. Langley couldn't overcome his opponent and lost by decision to end his day.
Mathis began with a pin and then fell in his next contest at 197 pounds, before receiving a bye to go to round three. Mathis then tallied two straight pins to keep competing, but lost in his next match. In the seventh-place bout, the senior won 8-3 for a decision.
Simpson takes on Augustana at home on Thursday, Dec. 5.
125 – Tan Duong, 0-2
133 – Jason Peta, 3-2, 6th place | Jason Padilla, 1-2 | Morgan Montgomery, 1-2
141 – Caleb Bower, 0-2
149 – Jakob Slavin, 0-2
157 – Robert Silva, 1-2
174 – Nyan Baker, 0-2 | Noah Kirtley, 0-2
184 – Shyler Langley, 3-2, 6th place
197 – Sam Mathis, 4-2, 7th place | Shane Mathias, 1-2
285 – Colton Kinnison, 1-2 | Adam Sepan, 0-2