Wrestling team rallies for third place finish

Ben Webster

The Lawrence Wrestling team earned a few key victories this past week at the Northern Wrestling Association Championships. Sophomore Sam Laes took first in the 174-pound weight class. Junior Tony Norton, senior captain Jack Peters, and sophomore Matt Meiselman all placed third in their respective classes. Lawrence finished third in the championship against Lakeland, MSOE, Concordia, Knox, and Maranatha University. This was a key victory going into the WAIC tournament. Junior Evan Neuens confirmed, “I think our team is really starting to wrestle well. Nobody is giving up, and things are starting to fall our way. We are feeling more confident than we have been all season, now going into the conference meet.”
The Vikes were not as impressive against Oshkosh on February 15. They lost by a total of 42 to 13. Peters, Norton, and Laes were the three Lawrence winners. They will be looking to bolster the squad in the WAIC tournament. It is on February 24 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Come support your Vikes!