PELLA – Cornell's wrestling underclassmen performed well Saturday, claiming two individual titles and landing three other finalists at the Central Last Chance Invitational.
No team scores were kept in the nine-team tournament.
Cornell's Brody Lamb (SO/Smithville, Mo.) (133 pounds) and Jake Wulf (FR/Odebolt, Iowa) (141) both won their weight classes in dominant style. The Rams received runner-up finishes from Jeremy Sorem (FR/Camanche, Iowa) (141), Wylie Allen (FR/Gilberts, Ill.) (157) and Devin Roettger (FR/Colorado Springs, Colo.) (174).
Lamb beat Dubuque's Printice Walls in the 133-pound final, 10-1. The Ram sophomore made quick work of his first two opponents with pins in 48 and 44 seconds, respectively.
Wulf also recorded two falls on his way to the 141-pound crown. He pinned Sorem in the championship match in 1:29. Wulf posted a first-period pin and a 14-1 major decision in the earlier rounds.
Sorem pinned Loras' Joseph Riordan in 3:14 to reach his final.
Allen shut out his first two foes (4-0 and 16-0) before dropping a 5-2 decision to Central's Collin Groleau in the 157-pound championship. Roettger finished 2-1 at 174 with a decision and pin. He lost 14-5 in the final to Simpson's Bailey Chyma.
Ram heavyweight Chris Lyons (SO/Overland Park, Kan.) racked up three falls and placed third in his bracket. The sophomore recorded pin times of 1:09, 4:13 and 3:49. Lyons' lone loss was 4-3 in the semifinals to eventual champion Justin Hennessy of Nebraska Wesleyan.
Coming up – The No. 17 nationally-ranked Rams (8-6) conclude their dual season Monday with a 7 p.m. matchup at the University of Dubuque (7-10). Cornell has won three straight in the series and five of the last six.