DC-G grad advances to national semifinals

Wartburg sophomore Zane Mulder, a DC-G graduate, celebrates a win Friday at the NWCA DIII Championships. Mulder advanced to Saturday's semifinals at 165 pounds. Photo submitted.

CORALVILLE — Wartburg sophomore Zane Mulder has earned DIII All-American status by reaching the semifinals, at 165 pounds, in the NWCA National Championships.

Mulder, the third seeded grappler at his weight, will face Coast Guard Academy matman and two-seed Philip Rogers in Saturday’s semifinal round. Mulder can finish no worse than in sixth place.

Kamden Goering of Luther was Mulder’s first victim, recording a pin after leading, 12-2. Mulder then pinned Neil O’Shoughnessy of Augustana, in the round of 16 before scoring an 11-4 decision over six-seed Alex Turley of Averett in the quarterfinals.

Mulder is the grandson of Vicki Van Pelt of rural Granger.


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