The Red Raider wrestling team scored 91.5 points last Saturday to take third place at the GPAC Wrestling Championships in Sioux City. Dana College was crowned conference champion with 136 points followed by Morningside with 99.
Northwestern also had three individual GPAC champions in seniors Levi Price and Brian Heiberger and sophomore Nic Leither. Finishing with runner-up honors were freshman Jerod Flores, junior David Carter, and junior Brad Hughes. Freshman Luke Evjen added a third place finish for the Raiders.
The Raiders followed up their conference performance by defeating Briar Cliff 27-21. Carter and Hughes each recorded pins in 1:54 and 1:33, respectively. Freshman Nate Halpin won a 3-2 decision and the Chargers left two weight classes open to round out NW’s scoring.
On Saturday, the Raiders head back to Sioux City for the Briar Cliff Open at 9 a.m.