Sophomore Brad Kerkhoff was the lone Beaver grappler still wrestling on Saturday at the Pete Willson Invite, which includes a handful of the nation's nationally-ranked teams, and he would go on to finish eighth overall at 157 pounds.
Kerkhoff began the day with a tough 16-10 loss to seventh-seed Frank Aielo before finishing eighth after a narrow 5-1 defeat against sixth-seed Steve Bonsall. Bonsall had pushed Kerkhoff into the consolation bracket on Friday night by handing him an 8-6 setback.
It's the second straight year that BVU has placed someone in the top-eight of the event.
Buena Vista will take the mat again next Friday night, February 3, when it travels to Simpson College for its final IIAC dual of the year. Action in Indianola is set to begin at 7:00pm.