Two more wrestling titles

Alexander Weck

LU wrestlers competed at the Wisconsin Private College Championships at Lakeland College Saturday, and two Vikings came away with individual titles. John Budi won the 174-pound title, cruising through the bracket en route to a 5-0 win over Lakeland’s Tim Vallier in the championship match. Ben Dictus took the 184-pound title, defeating Concordia University’s Adam Schultz in the finals.
Tony Norton placed third in the 141-pound bracket with a 3-1 record on the day, and Kenny Hamm was third in the heavyweight division, also with a 3-1 record. Joe Austin took fourth place at 165 pounds.
On Sunday the Vikings hosted UW-Eau Claire, winning five of their six matches but losing the overall team score 29-21. The Vikings were forced to forfeit in four weight classes, which allowed the visiting Bluegolds the score advantage.
LU stays at home to face UW-Whitewater on Friday evening before making the short trip to Stevens Point Tuesday for a duel with the WIAC second place Pointers.