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)