USC, Lake Mills take the mat at Dick Maher Invitational

Published 1:26am Tuesday, December 10, 2013

At the nine-team Dick Maher wrestling invitational Saturday at Blue Earth, United South Central took fifth place and Lake Mills took ninth.

Dylan Herman of USC went undefeated on his way to a title at 145 pounds. He earned his 150th career win and broke the previous school record for career falls, said USC head coach Marcus Eytcheson. The old record was 86, and now Dylan, a senior, has 88.

Dylan’s brother, Derek, took second place at 152 pounds in “arguably the toughest bracket in the tournament,” Eytcheson said.

In the finals, Derek lost to Noah Irons of Lake Mills. Irons beat former teammate and Iowa state qualifier Noah Greenfield of Maple River with a 6-0 decision after a first-round pin, on his way to the title. He was voted the outstanding wrestler of the tournament.

“This was a nice accomplishment for Noah, considering there were nearly 100 wrestlers competing today,” said Lake Mills head coach Alex Brandenburg. “He has worked very hard to be an excellent wrestler and team leader.”