Lashbrook leads Mustangs in victories during 2013-14 wrestling campaign
Tyler Lashbrook, a junior from Wellsburg, Iowa, made a smooth transition into the Morningside College wrestling lineup by leading the Mustangs in victories during the 2013-14 campaign.
Lashbrook, who joined the Mustangs in the off-season as a transfer from Ellsworth Community College, overcame a slow start to post a 26-9 record with two falls. Lashbrook had a 5-5 record after his first 10 matches of the season before he went 21-4 over his final 25 bouts. Lashbrook had a 19-match winning streak snapped when he lost in the semifinals of the NAIA National Championships, where he eventually placed sixth in the 149 lb. division to earn NAIA All-America honors.
Aside from leading the Mustangs in victories, Lashbrook was also the team leader with 11 two-point near falls.
The Mustangs’ top pin specialist was Harrison Johnson, a senior from Sterling, Colo., who had a 19-15 record and a team-high 10 falls. Johnson also topped the Mustangs with 12 three-point near falls.
Johnson finished his career with a 57-45 record with 17 falls for 21st place on the Mustangs’ all-time victory list.
Kevin Olson, a senior from Dallas, Ga., led the Mustangs in three statistical categories with 72 take downs, 47 escapes, and two technical falls. Olson had a record of 24-11 with three falls to finish his career with a record of 41-23 with six falls.
Nathan Ryan, a sophomore from Moville, Iowa, led the Mustangs with 15 reversals en route to a 16-7 record with four falls. Ryan is poised to make a significant climb up the Mustangs’ all-time victory list with a career mark of 42-21 with 10 falls after his freshman and sophomore campaigns.
Tyler Kacmarynski, a senior from Spencer, Iowa, ranked second on the Mustangs in both victories and falls with a 25-6 record and seven pins. He finished his career with a 98-46 record with 23 falls to move into sixth place on the Mustangs’ all-time victory list.
Jordan Langley, a senior from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, was also a 20-match winner with a 24-13 record with five falls. Langley was one of four Morningside All-Americans with a seventh place finish in the 157 lb. division at the NAIA National Championships.
Langley finished his career in 13th place on Morningside’s all-time victory list with a 73-43 career record with 19 falls.
Joe Sievert, a senior from Akron, Iowa, had the Mustangs’ highest finish at the NAIA National Championships with a third place finish at 184 lbs. to earn NAIA All-America honors for the third time in his career. Sievert had a 14-2 record with two falls to finish his career with a 98-16 record with 34 falls to tie Kacmarynski for sixth place on Morningside’s all-time victory list.
Rulin Pederson, a junior from Sioux City, earned NAIA All-America honors with a sixth place finish in the 184 lb. division at the NAIA National Championships. Pederson had a 13-6 record to raise his career mark to 40-21.
Garret Lambrecht, a junior from Wood River, Neb., had a 10-9 record with four falls to raise his career record to 50-27 with 25 falls. He is in 26th place on Morningside’s all-time victory list.
Morningside won its fourth consecutive Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) championship and posted a 12-6 dual record during the 2013-14 season. The Mustangs won the NAIA North Qualifying Tournament and finished ninth in the team standings at the NAIA National Championships.