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Nagle named IIAC Wrestler of the Week

Ben Nagle
Ben Nagle

Wartburg heavyweight Ben Nagle was named Iowa Conference Wrestler of the Week for his third-place performance in the elite bracket of Saturday’s Luther Open.

Nagle began the season with a 17-0 technical fall over Buena Vista’s Gable Bonner, then an 8-0 major decision over Wis.-La Crosse’s Cody Endres.

He lost to Iowa’s Bobby Telford via fall (1:05), but rebounded in the wrestlebacks with decisions over Wis.-Whitewater’s seventh-ranked Anthony Edgren (8-6, OT) and Endres (6-4).

Loras basketball forward Mirko Grcic and Central football running back Josh Osborn are co-IIAC Male Athletes of the Week, while Luther basketball guard Meagan Koepnick received IIAC Female Athlete of the Week distinction.

IIAC Performers of the Week

Football — Josh Osborn (Central, Offense), Drew Heitland (Coe, Defense), Brandon Abbas (Coe, Special Teams)

Men’s Basketball — Mirko Grcic (Loras)

Women’s Basketball — Meagan Koepnick (Luther)

Wrestling — Ben Nagle (Wartburg)

Men’s Swimming and Diving — David Carius (Luther)

Women’s Swimming and Diving — Sam Kraft (Luther)

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