Beaver Wrestling Hosting BVU Open on Saturday

Beaver Wrestling Hosting BVU Open on Saturday

The Buena Vista wrestling team is back in action on Saturday when it hosts the annual BVU Open inside of the Lamberti Rec Center on the BVU campus.

BVU will be one of 17 teams competing in the all-day event which is slated to feature between 300-400 wrestlers.  Action is set to begin at 9:00am with live results and brackets available throughout the day at

The Beavers have been off since dropping a narrow 20-18 decision at Northwestern College (IA) on November 21 in what was the team's first dual meet of the year.  Each team won five matches on the night, but it was the Red Raiders earning bonus points in three of their victories compared to only one for the Blue and Gold.

For Buena Vista, sophomore 141-pounder Riley Altenburg enters Saturday with a team-high seven wins (7-4) with junior 165-pounder Shane Vaughan closed behind with six.  Those two, along with junior 197-pounder Kevin Pape, each have four pins to lead the team.  Freshman Schuyler Spurrier, who picked up a pin in his first collegiate dual, is third on the team with five wins at 133 pounds.

Following Saturday's action, the Beavers will then prepare to open Iowa Conference action by hosting #15 Coe College on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m.

Participating Teams

Augustana (S.D.)
Briar Cliff
Buena Vista
Concordia (Neb.)
Ellsworth CC
Iowa Central CC
Iowa Lakes CC
Iowa State Wrestling Club
Iowa Western
Midland (Neb.)
Minnesota State-Mankato
Neb. Wesleyan
Northwestern (IA)
Southwest Minnesota St.
Univ. of Dubuque