Wrestlers begin NCAA Championships

Jeremy Driver
March 14, 2014

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - The three representatives from the St. Olaf wrestling team, Carl Elmer, James Roach and Zack Gibson, began day one of the NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships at Cornell College with a combine 1-3 record.

At 157 pounds, Carl Elmer lost an 11-6 decision to Mark Savenok from Wheaton College (IL). At 174 pounds, James Roach fell to Concordia Moorhead's Sebastian Gardner in a 10-5 decision.

At 285 pounds, Zack Gibson won the only match of the day for the Oles, against William Fletcher from Wilkes in a 4-0 decision. In Gibson's second match of the session, he dropped a 5-2 decision to James Buss from Loras.

All three wrestlers will enter into the wrestleback competition on Saturday to make a run at third place in each weight class.

Contact media relations specialist Mike Ludwig at 507-786-3834 or ludwigm@stolaf.edu.