NIACC crowns pair of champions

PELLA - The NIACC wrestling team crowned a pair of champions at the Central College Under Armour Invitational on Saturday.

NIACC's Tony Mendoza (12-4) won the 149-pound gold division and the Trojans' Mason Carpenter (2-1) was the 174-pound silver champion.

NIACC placed fifth in the team standings with 52.5 points. Host Central was the team champion with 136.5 points.

In the 149-pound gold title match, Mendoza took a 4-2 decision from Central's Robert Areyano.

In the 174-pound silver title bout, Carpenter topped Zyire Ardoin-Dural (unattached), 3-1.

Also for the Trojans in the gold division on Saturday, Dakota Vance was third at 174 pounds and Brock Luthens was fourth at 133 pounds. The Trojans' Reldon Miller and Holt Truax tied for fourth at 184 pounds as both advanced to the consolation match but did not wrestle each other.

In the silver division, NIACC's Xavier Judge (157) and David Loeffler (184) placed third and Zach Andrews (149) was sixth.

NIACC returns to action Tuesday in an ICCAC dual meet at Iowa Lakes. Match time is slated for 7 p.m.

Saturday's NIACC results

Gold 125

Arie Reyes

Champ. Round 1 - Nathaneal Rankin (University of the Ozarks) won by major decision over Arie Reyes (N) (Maj 12-4)

Cons. Round 1 - Noah Padilla (Wartburg) won by fall over Arie Reyes (N) (Fall 4:22)

Gold 133

Brock Luthens

Champ. Round 1 - Brock Luthens (N) won by tech fall over Durrell Thompson (University of the Ozarks) (TF 16-0)

Quarterfinal - Brock Luthens (N) won by major decision over D`earion Stokes (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Maj 11-3)

Semifinal - Noah Becker (St. Johns (MN)) won by decision over Brock Luthens (N) (Dec 8-4)

3rd Place Match - Isiah Lysius (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by medical forfeit over Brock Luthens (N) (MFF)

Gold 149

Tony Mendoza

Champ. Round 1 - Tony Mendoza (N) won by fall over Brendan Crews (Morningside (Iowa)) (Fall 0:00)

Quarterfinal - Tony Mendoza (N) won by decision over Zac Funderburk (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Dec 6-3)

Semifinal - Tony Mendoza (N) won by decision over Dakota Drenth (Morningside (Iowa)) (Dec 9-3)

1st Place Match - Tony Mendoza (N) won by decision over Robert Areyano (Central (IA)) (Dec 4-2)

Gold 157

Quinn Murphy

Champ. Round 1 - Jared Ellingwood (Wartburg) won by fall over Quinn Murphy (N) (Fall 1:15)

Cons. Round 1 - Jordan Challen (Central (IA)) won by tech. fall over Quinn Murphy (N) (TF4 19-0)

Gold 174

Dakota Vance

Quarterfinal - Dakota Vance (N) won by injury default over James Buckhanan (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) (Inj. 0:00)

Semifinal - Nathan Fritz (Central (IA)) won by decision over Dakota Vance (N) (Dec 10-3)

3rd Place Match - Dakota Vance (N) won by major decision over Chance Benadum (Central (IA)) (Maj 16-8)

Gold 184

Reldon Miller

Quarterfinal - Reldon Miller (N) won by decision over Justin Outerbridge (Graceland University) (Dec 6-1)

Semifinal - Griffin McBride (Central (IA)) won by tech. fall over Reldon Miller (N) (TF4 15-0)

3rd Place Match - Holt Truax (N) and Reldon Miller (N) (DFF)

Gold 184

Holt Truax

Champ. Round 1 - Holt Truax (N) won by decision over Jason Beebe (Unattached) (Dec 13-6)

Quarterfinal - Holt Truax (N) won by decision over Evan Sharpe (University of the Ozarks) (Dec 7-0)

Semifinal - Lane Rumelhart (Central (IA)) won by tech. fall over Holt Truax (N) (TF4 17-1)

3rd Place Match - Holt Truax (N) and Reldon Miller (N) (DFF)

Gold 285

Zach Santee

Champ. Round 1 - Zach Santee (N) won by decision over Jules Joseph (Unattached) (Dec 4-2)

Quarterfinal - Sam Mathis (Simpson) won by decision over Zach Santee (N) (Dec 3-0)

Cons. Round 2 - Matt Wilke (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by fall over Zach Santee (N) (Fall 2:04)

Silver 149

Zach Andrews

Champ. Round 1 - Zach Andrews (N) won by fall over William Simmons (Buena Vista) (Fall 5:38)

Quarterfinal - Zak Fowler (Unattached) won by fall over Zach Andrews (N) (Fall 1:40)

Cons. Round 2 - Zach Andrews (N) won by fall over Cole Denny (Neosho County Community College) (Fall 2:56)

5th Place Match - Clayton Reis (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by major decision over Zach Andrews (N) (Maj 13-2)

Silver 157

Nick Lemmon

Quarterfinal - William Engel (Graceland University) won by fall over Nick Lemmon (N) (Fall 0:42)

Cons. Semi - Brody Kacmarynski (Morningside (Iowa)) won by fall over Nick Lemmon (N) (Fall 5:45)

Silver 157

Xavier Judge

Quarterfinal - Xavier Judge (N) won by fall over Winton Neal (Central (IA)) (Fall 1:26)

Semifinal - Colin Schrader (Wartburg) won by tech. fall over Xavier Judge (N) (TF4 16-0)

3rd Place Match - Xavier Judge (N) won by fall over William Engel (Graceland University) (Fall 1:21)

Silver 174

Mason Carpenter

Semifinal - Mason Carpenter (N) won by major decision over Andrew McCracken (Central (IA)) (Maj 13-2)

1st Place Match - Mason Carpenter (N) won by decision over Zyire Ardoin-Dural (Unattached) (Dec 3-1)

Silver 184

David Loeffler

Semifinal - Ethan Johnson (Central (IA)) won by major decision over David Loeffler (N) (Maj 13-4)

3rd Place Match - David Loeffler (N) won by decision over Tucker Bassinger (Morningside (Iowa)) (Dec 11-4)