Bonte competes at Nationals

By Kelsie Hoitomt

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — Luther Norse Junior, Garrett Bonte competed this past weekend, March 15-17 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the Division III NCAA Championships.

Bonte went 1-2 on the day in the 165 pound weight bracket. He lost his first match to Nazar Kulchytskyy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh on a 5-3 decision in overtime. Kulchytskyy would go on to earn the championship title Saturday night, which is his second national championship.

Bonte won his only match on Friday night against Derrick Longo of Springfield on a decision of 8-2. Springfield placed third in the tournament last year.

Bonte’s final match of the tournament was a close fought battle against Jordan Schulte of Wisconsin-Stevens Point that ended in a 3-1 decision.

The 2012-13 wrestling season for the Luther Norse is now complete. Bonte will look to return next season as a senior.