Garcia advanced into the semifinal round of the 125-pound bracket before suffering his first loss of the day, an 8-1 setback to eventual champion, CJ Pestano of Central College. He then suffered a tough 16-1 technical fall in the consolation semifinals before being edged, 7-4, in the consolation finals to Luther's Connor Murphy, whom he edged, 10-9, to advance into the semifinals.
Kerkhoff received a pair of byes to begin his day at 157 pounds, but fell in the quarterfinals to third-ranked Logan Thomsen of Wartburg, 9-2. He made a run at a national tournament bid from the consolation bracket, winning by fall in his first match before capturing a thrilling 9-8 triumph. His bid came to an end with a 13-2 loss in the consolation semifinals before losing a heartbreaking, 11-9 sudden victory, to finish sixth.
Garcia ends his final collegiate season at 16-12 while Kerkhoff closes out his sophomore campaign at 18-14.
Senior Andrew Nelson (165lbs) got his day started with a pin in his first match before suffering an 11-2 loss in the quarterfinals to top-seed Andrew Steiret of Wartburg. He bounced back in his first consolation match with a 9-5 victory before having his day end with a 12-6 loss in the consolation quarterfinals. He also finished the year with 18 wins.
Riley Altenburg (133lbs) joined Garcia, Kerkhoff and Nelson in the quarterfinals without wrestling a match. He received a first round by and then was awarded a forfeit to reach the quarterfinals. After suffering a technical fall in the quarterfinals, he kept his day alive with a strong 12-8 decision in his first consolation match before ending his day in the second.
Shane Vaughan dropped his first match of the day before bouncing back with a pair of pins before losing a thrilling 4-3 decisions in the consolation quarterfinals to end his day.
As a team, Buena Vista tallied 28.5 points and finished 11th in the 15-team field.
Wartburg College cruised to the overall team title with 190 points, finishing 67.5 points in front of runner-up Loras. Central and Coe tied for third with 111.5 points.