LAMONI, Iowa – With the addition of two schools that sponsor wrestling this year, the Heart of America Athletic Conference moved to six schools that compete in wrestling so the conference held the inaugural Heart Duals on Saturday at Graceland University.
Benedictine went 1-2 in their three duals, beating Graceland 31-19, dropping a close dual to William Penn 25-24 and then falling to No. 1 Grand View University 57-0.
Only five matches were contested in the loss to Grand View while against William Penn seven of the 10 weight classes competed.
Clifford Ikenberry earned a 14-9 decision at 133 while Dillon Scanlon added a 9-2 decision at 141.
Against Graceland, Scanlon earned a major decision, 10-2 while Kaleb Mitchel earned a 5-1 decision at 165 pounds.
Mann and Loosbrock again earned wins by fall to help seal the win over the Yellowjackets.
The Ravens remain on the road this week, traveling to Truman State on Friday night for a dual before turning home on Sunday to host a triangular with Hastings College and Bethany College. Benedictine duals Hastings at 10 a.m. in the Nolan Gymnasium and then duals Bethany at 1 p.m.