Dec 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling opened their Iowa Conference dual meet season on Friday night against #3-ranked Luther College Norse. The Spartans edged out an early lead 10-9 when Nick Drendel (Fr., North Aurora, Ill./West Aurora HS) grabbed the win by a fall in 2:08 at 149 lbs. The top-ranked Norse re-took the lead after winning the next five matches before the Spartans Dan Howell (So., Oswego, Ill./Oswego HS) earned a fall in 1:36 at 285 lbs. UD's Brian Travis (Jr., Redington Shores, Fla./Northside Christian HS) currently ranked #9 in NWCA individual rankings was the only other victor after claiming a major decision at 141 lbs. by a 11-2 score.