Penn finished sixth out of 15 scoring teams at the Invitational by scoring 58 points. NCAA Division III #1 Wartburg claimed the team crown with 174 points, outdistancing fellow Iowa Conference program Coe (ranked #4 in NCAA Division III) by five points.
Three individuals, led by Cobbs' title, finished in the top six to spur the Statesmen Saturday.
Cobbs entered the tournament as the third seed at 141 pounds and drew a bye in the first round. He then won by major decision 12-4 over unseeded Rob Thomas of Waldorf and also dropped #6 seed Kody Pudil of Coe 7-2 in the quarterfinals.
The junior pounded #2 seed Johnny Siegel of Coe by major decision 11-2 in the semifinals before edging out top-seeded Zach McKray of Wartburg 3-2 in the championship match.Josh Swanson
(So., Knoxville, Knoxville HS) was the team's next highest placer by finishing 4-2 to place fourth at 157 pounds. He finished one spot better than his #5 seed, collecting one fall, one technical fall, and one major decision Saturday.Jordan Wall
(Sr., Liberty, N.C., Eastern Randolph HS) also placed for Penn, taking sixth at 285 pounds. The senior entered the day as the top seed, but unfortunately suffered an upset in the semifinals and then injury defaulted his final two matches to finish with a 2-1 record (one fall).
125-pounder Taylor Louie
(So., West Covina, Calif., West Covina HS) and 174-pounder Chris Diaz
(Fr., Montrose, Colo., Olathe HS) both tallied one fall each on the day, while Karl Spain
(So., Lafayette, La., Comeaux HS) recorded his lone win by major decision.
Some competitors are in action Sunday at the UNI Open, but Penn's next major competition is Tuesday as the team travels to Mount Vernon to face NCAA Division III Cornell in a dual at 7 p.m.