It was another big step forward for the Central wrestling team under coach Eric Van Kley.
This year’s milestone was earning a national individual place finish and the Dutch came away with two from the NCAA Division III meet in Hershey, Pa. Senior Daniel Page, making his third national tournament appearance, finally found his way to the awards stand, placing seventh at 125 pounds. Flashing great promise for the future, sophomore Matt Seabold also earned all-America distinction by taking eighth at 197 pounds.
Those finishes gave Central 12 team points, good for 29th in the nation. It’s the first time Central has cracked the top 30 since tying for 28th in 2003.
Page closed his Central career with a 103-40 record, ranking 11th on Central’s career wins list.
Central was 8-4 in dual action and tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference, the school’s best finish since 1995.