Lewis Reaches Final, Rivera and Simmons Place Third at Last Chance Tourney
Pella–A trio of Statesmen grapplers tallied three wins each as the Statesmen wrestling team ended its regular season at the Central Last Chance Invitational Saturday.
In a rather small event, William Penn put just over a handful of wrestlers on the mat. Heavyweight Max Lewis paced the crew by placing second with a 3-1 record. He won one match via technical fall, but eventually fell 8-7 to Justin Hennessy of Nebraska Wesleyan in the championship match.
133-pounder Gilberto Rodriguez took third with a 3-1 mark, including two technical falls and one fall, while Jordan Rivera (So., Tampa, Fla., Sociology) was also third at 141 pounds. Rivera finished 3-1 with two pins.
157-pounder Dennis Simmons (Fr., Tucson, Ariz., Sociology) claimed a fall as well.
Next Up: William Penn travels to Des Moines next Saturday to compete in the NAIA Central Qualifying Tournament.