INDIANOLA, Iowa - Seven Coe College wrestlers advanced to the finals of the Luther Hill Invite on Saturday, as the Kohawks brought home three individual titles.
Coe's first title came at 125 pounds, as Jan Rosenberg (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) went 3-0 on the day. Rosenberg earned two wins by bonus points, as he picked up a technical fall in the quarterfinals and a fall over Simpson's Clayton Fenzl in :22 in the semifinals. In the championship match, Rosenberg beat teammate Brady Wilsie (Byron, Ill./Byron) 3-1. Wilsie was 2-1 on the day, as he picked up a fall in the quarterfinals in 3:40 against Graceland's Kobe Bernard. Also at 125 pounds, Marcus England (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie) went 2-2 to finish fifth. England won by fall in the consolation round and picked up a 14-6 major decision over Simpson's Jacob Irwin in the fifth-place match.
Three Kohawks placed at 133 pounds, as Brady Ruden (Wilton, Iowa/Wilton) was second, Fletcher Green (Washington, Iowa/Washington) was fifth and Amier Khamis (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln Way West) was sixth. Ruden picked up a pair of bonus point wins en route to the finals. In the quarterfinals, Ruden won by 16-0 technical fall over William Penn's Darquell Pierre. In the semifinals, Ruden beat Grand View's Hunter Genco, ranked number one in the nation in NAIA, by fall in 2:51. Ruden dropped the championship match by major decision to Grand View's Jacob Colon 12-3. Green went 2-2 on the day, including a win by fall in 2:34 against William Penn's Dakota Wilson. Khamis went 1-3 to finish sixth, as he won by technical fall at 15-0 against Pierre.
Sam Uthoff (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie) and Levi Azinger (Pella, Iowa/Pella) both placed at 141 pounds, as Uthoff finished fourth and Azinger finished fifth. Uthoff was 2-2 on the day, earning a fall over William Penn's Isaiha Riojas in 1:20 in the quarterfinals and a technical fall over Azinger (18-3) in the consolation semifinals. Azinger was 2-2 on the day, winning his final bout by 21-5 technical fall against William Penn's Fabian Rodriquez.
At 149 pounds, Romello Hidalgo-Monjares won his final two matches, as he finished third with a 4-1 record. Hidalgo-Monjares opened the day with a 17-1 technical fall over William Penn's Sam Brophy before winning by fall in :35 against Central Missouri's Braxton Sparks in the quarterfinals. In the consolation around, Hidalgo-Monjares won both matches by fall, beating William Penn's Brad Watson in 2:21 and Lindenwood Belleville's Jose Intriago in 1:33.
Nik Ramirez (Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley) was 3-2 at 157 pounds, as he finished fifth. Ramirez won back-to-back matches by fall in the consolation bracket, beating Central Missouri's Zane Heiter in 5:22 and William Penn's Dennis Simmons in 4:02. Ramirez won the fifth-place match by medical forfeit. Bryce Scott (Oak Park, Ill./River Forest) went 4-0 at 165 pounds, winning the title with three bonus point victories. Scott opened the day with back-to-back technical falls over William Penn's Jordan Lockhart (16-1) and Graceland's Dakota Britt (17-1). In the semifinals, Scott beat Simpson's Jake Mize by fall in 6:32. Scott beat Simpson's Austin Stotts 12-6 in the championship match. Ryan Donovan (Alta Loma, Calif./Alta Loma) went 1-3 at 165 pounds, as he finished sixth. Donovan won his first match by 11-1 major decision against Zechariah Westergaard of Dakota Wesleyan.
Jake Voss (Ryan, Iowa/West Delaware) won the title at 174 pounds with a 3-0 record, while Josh Edel (Marshalltown, Iowa/Marshalltown) was fourth with a 2-2 record. Voss beat William Penn's Jeremy Walters by 15-0 technical fall in the quarterfinals before downing Central Missouri's Cody Carson by 2-1 decision in the semifinals. In the championship match, Voss beat Grand View's Dylan Blackford, ranked eighth in NAIA, by 5-2 decision. Edel won two matches by fall, beating Central Missouri's Martin Brunnert in the quarterfinals in 3:50 and Lindenwood Belleville's Crue Harvill in the consolation semifinals in 3:12.
Three Kohawks placed at 184 pounds, led by Taylor Mehmen (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Prairie)'s second place finish. Mehmen was 3-1, picking up three bonus point victories. Mehmen won by major decision against Simpson's Noah Robinson 14-5 in the first round before a 17-2 technical fall against Lindenwood Belleville's Jeffrey Burzinski in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Mehmen won by fall over teammate Michael Rathbun (Danvers, Ill./Olympia) in 4:02 before dropping a 5-0 decision against Grand View's Michael Pixley in the finals. Garrett Kelson (Danvers, Ill./Olympia) was fifth with a 4-2 record. Kelson picked up wins by fall and major decision on the consolation side of the bracket. Rathbun finished sixth with a 2-3 record on the day. Kelson won his first two matches by technical fall and fall.
At 197 pounds, Andrew Holladay (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) finished second with a 3-1 record. Holladay won by decision in the second round and quarterfinals before beating Evan Hanson of Grand View, ranked third in NAIA, by medical forfeit. In the championship match, Holladay lost by fall. At heavyweight, Brennan Koerperich (Epworth, Iowa/Western Dubuque) finished third, while Alex Freiburger (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) was sixth. Koerperich went 5-1 on the day, winning his final four matches. Koerperich won two matches by technical fall and one by major decision. Freiburger went 1-3 on the day, winning his first match by fall in 2:31 against William Penn's Matt Cuthbert.
The Kohawks, ranked 13th in the nation, return to action on Dec. 19 as they travel to the Desert Duals in Las Vegas. Coe will have four duals on the day. A link to live results will be available at CoeAthletics.com.