Sophomore Dustin Shinkle (Van Horne, Iowa/Benton Community) captured a second period pin for Buena Vista on Friday night at 149 pounds, but it was #23 Luther College picking up bonus points in six of the remaining nine weights to hand the Beavers a 45-6 loss. It was the final Iowa Conference dual of the season for BVU.
Shinkle’s pin was his second of the year and cut the BVU deficit to 15-6. The Norse, however, were too much in the end, winning three matches by fall and three others by decision.
Buena Vista wraps up its conference slate at 1-9 overall (1-6 IIAC). The team will now conclude its regular season when it takes part in the Augustana College Open on February 17. The NCAA Regional Tournament follows that on March 2 at Five Flags in Dubuque.
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