BVU starts strong, but Luther answers to win dual

Freshman Slade Stiles got Buena Vista off to a strong start with his upset at 125 pounds, but No. 13 Luther posted back-to-back pins in the next two matches to reclaim the lead and the Norse went on to win the Iowa Conference dual 31-12 last Friday night.

Stiles, now 25-11, was trailing in the opening match before locking up a cradle and pinning No. 5-ranked Garrett Wangsness (23-5) early in the third period, exciting the Beaver team and crowd. That was his team-leading 17th pin of the year, moving him within one of the program’s single-season record.

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