Concordia University finished 11th at the 2011 Simpson College Invite on Saturday. A total of 12 teams took part in the event.
Adam Joseph (Hastings, Neb.) highlighted the day for Concordia with a second place finish at 133 pounds. Joseph picked up a 16-0 tech fall win over Tyler Emert (unattached Grand View). He then earned an 11-5 decision over Beau Westpfahl of Coe College. Joseph then moved to the finals with a tough 8-5 decision over Tommy Mirocha of Wartburg. Joseph then suffered a 10-5 loss to Jordan Westfall (Coe) in the finals.
Julian Silva, who wrestled unattached in the event, also had a strong day. Silva (Covina, Calif.) finished fifth at 197 pounds. He picked up a 16-1 technical fall victory over steven Kleamenakis (Wartburg) before suffering a 9-3 loss to Brian Broll of Buena Vista. Silva came back to pick up a 9-2 decision over Mike Hale and then earned a 14-2 major decision over Forrest Marx of Northwestern College. Punahele Soriano (Wartburg) picked up a 9-5 decision over Silva to advance to the third place match. Silva defeated Kevin Hein (Wartburg) with a 16-3 major decision to take fifth place in the event.
Complete results from the invite are attached. Concordia hosts Hastings College in a dual on December 8. Action begins at 7 p.m. at the Walz Human Performance Complex.