LAS VEGAS -- Four University of Northern Iowa wrestlers made it through the opening day of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invite undefeated Friday.
Jay Schwarm (125 pounds), Josh Alber (141), Max Thomsen (149) and Taylor Lujan (174) all went 4-0 and moved into Saturday's semifinals.
Among Schwarm's wins was an 8-6 decision over sixth-ranked Ryan Milhof of Arizona State. Alber defeated No. 7 Tommy Thorn of Minnesota and No. 20 Russell Rohlfing of CSU-Bakersfield while Lujan avenged a loss from last season by knocking off ninth-ranked Jadaen Bernstein of Navy.
Drew Foster (184) and Jacob Holschlag (197) remained alive in the consolation bracket.
Iowa State's Marcus Harrington, Kanen Storr and Jarrett Degen also stayed alive Friday in consolation action. Storr went on to finish eighth while Harrington and Degen bowed out Saturday.