NIACC trio set to wrestle in quarterfinals

NIACC's Brock Luthens will compete in 133-pound quarterfinals Friday night at national wrestling tournament.
NIACC's Brock Luthens will compete in 133-pound quarterfinals Friday night at national wrestling tournament.

COUNCIL BLUFFS - Three NIACC wrestlers will be seeking berths in the national semifinals Friday night.

NIACC's Brock Luthens (133), Hunter Luke (141) and Zach Santee (285) all won a pair of matches earlier on Friday at the NJCAA Division I national tournament at the Mid-America Center.

The quarterfinal matches and third-round consolation matches start at 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Luthens (11-7) faces fifth-ranked Quintel Fuchs of Northeastern JC in his 133-pound quarterfinal match.

At 141 pounds, Luke (15-6) takes on Iowa Western's Gad Huseman in the quarterfinals. Luke has pinned Huseman three times this season - twice in the dual meet season and once at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.

At 285 pounds, Santee (12-11) faces Northwest Kansas' Elwin Trejo.

NIACC's Tony Mendoza (149) and Reldon Miller (184) will compete in the consolation round Friday night.

Mendoza (19-7) faces Northeastern's Maverick Keigher in his 149-pound consolation match.

Miller (11-12) wrestles Ellsworth's Jordan Shahrikian in his 184-pound consolation match. Shahrikian pinned Miller when the two met in a dual meet earlier this season.

NIACC'S FIRST ROUND RESULTS

125 - Esco Walker (North Idaho) major dec. Mark Gonzales (N), 14-5.

133 - Brock Luthens (N) dec. Gage Gomez (Barton CC), 8-6.

141 - Hunter Luke (N) dec. Corbin Nirschl (Northeast Oklahoma A&M), 6-0.

149 - Enkhbold Sukhbaatar (Northwest Kanasas) dec. Tony Mendoza (N), 7-3.

174 - Dalton Bernett (Itasca) major dec. Mason Carpenter (N), 10-2.

184 - Alex LaPierre (RCTC) dec. Reldon Miller (N), 4-3.

285 - Zach Santee (N) dec. Landon Brown (Western Wyoming), 3-2.

NIACC'S SECOND-ROUND CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

133 - Luthens (N) dec. Anthony Sobotker (Nassau), 7-5.

141 - Luke (N) dec. Freddy Eckles (Niagara), 4-3.

285 - Santee (N) pinned Christopher Colvin (Triton), 4:39.

NIACC'S FIRST ROUND CONSOLATION RESULTS

125 - Gonzales (N) dec. Dylan Wilkins (Muskegon), 7-3.

149 - Mendoza (N) dec. Kollin Wade (Colby), 11-5.

174 - Carpenter (N) dec. Adonis Morano (Ulster), 14-7.

184 - Miller (N) won by medical forfeit over Ben Gore (Highline), 2:35.

NIACC'S SECOND ROUND CONSOLATION RESULTS

125 - Tramon Jenkins (Spartanburg Methodist) pinned Gonzales (N), 4:20.

149 - Mendoza (N) pinned Kattrell Jackson (Niagara), 3:09.

174 - Jacquan McPherson (Lackawanna) pinned Carpenter (N), 4:51.

184 - Miller (N) dec. Joey Ewalt (Barton), 10-9.