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By K.J. Pilcher, Reporter

Wrestlers warm up in preparation for the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, March 15, 2013. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)


By Grant Burkhardt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Luther started strong at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships on Friday at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

Kyle Windquist opened with a 46-second pin over York's Chuck Glatz at 141 and sixth-seeded Evan Obert beat York's Joey Giaccio, 8-2, at 133, giving the Norse a 2-0 start to the national tournament.

Central's Daniel Page won a pigtail bout at 125. He defeated Wisconsin-La Crosse's Isaac Balsiger, 8-5, on a late takedown and riding time.

The first upset of the tournament came at 125 pounds where Chris Donaldson of Ursinius beat No. 2 seed Nathan Giorgio of the Coast Guard.

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