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2 IU wrestlers win Vegas event

IU senior wrestlers Angel Escobedo (125 pounds) and Nate Everheart (heavyweight) claimed individual titles at the 28th Annual Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas this weekend.

The team finished sixth overall, placing ahead of Big Ten foes Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan and Illinois. Ohio State, another perennial Big Ten powerhouse, won the tournament. Twelve of the nation's top-25 teams were present in Las Vegas, including the Hoosiers, who are currently No. 12 in the NCAA.

En route to their championships, both Escobedo and Everheart defeated ranked opposition.

Escobedo, No. 2 in the 125-pound weight class, pinned his semifinal opponent at a time of 5:22 and then overcame the No. 3 wrestler in the nation in the finals, Anthony Robles of Arizona State.

Everheart's path was significantly difficult as he faced two opponents ranked in the top-10 for his semifinal and final bouts. With his defeat of No. 4 Mitch Montiero of Cal State-Bakersfield and No. 7 Tucker Lane of Nebraska, Everheart's No. 10 ranking is sure to rise in the next polls.

For a full story, check out tomorrow's edition of the Indiana Daily Student.

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