Rulin Pederson was the top winner in the Mustangs’ lineup during the 2014-15 wrestling season.
Rulin Pederson, a senior from Sioux City, was the top winner for the Morningside College wrestling team during the 2014-15 season.
Pederson finished the campaign with a record of 28-7. Six of his victories came by fall, while three others came by major decision and another by technical fall. Pederson capped his season with an eighth place finish in the 184 lb. division at the 2015 NAIA Wrestling National Championships to earn NAIA All-America honors for the second time in his career.
Pederson finished his collegiate career with a 68-28 record with 10 falls for 16th place on Morningside’s all-time victory list.
The Mustangs’ top pin specialist was Garret Lambrecht, a senior from Wood River, Neb., who had a 14-11 record and a team-high eight falls. Aside from leading the Mustangs in falls, Lambrecht also topped the team with 14 reversals and six 2-point near falls.
Lambrecht had the Mustangs’ top individual finish at the 2015 NAIA Wrestling National Championships with a seventh place finish in the 141 lb. division to earn NAIA All-America honors for the first time in his career.
Lambrecht finished his career with a 64-38 record with 33 falls for 18th place on the Mustangs’ all-time victory list.
Steven Garcia, a freshman from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, led the Mustangs with 57 take downs and finished second on the team in victories with a 27-13 record with four falls.
Jay Sornson, a freshman from Nebraska City, Neb., also reached the 20-victory plateau in his rookie season. Sornson posted a 20-8 record to rank third on the team in wins. Seven of his victories came by fall for the Mustangs’ second highest pin total. Sornson led the Mustangs with 53 escapes.
Alex Schmitz, a freshman from Carroll, Iowa, topped the Mustangs with nine 3-point near falls. He finished the season with a record of 13-11 with one fall.
Nate Taylor, a senior from Rock Valley, Iowa, had a 15-17 record with four falls move up Morningside’s victory list. He finished his career in 45th place on Morningside’s all-time victory list with a 40-49 record with 12 falls.
Morningside had a 7-3 record in dual meets during the 2014-15 season and finished second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 6-1 league mark.