As the saying goes: The rich get richer.

History was made for both Grand View and Wartburg, as both programs ran their consecutive national dual titles to five and six years in a row respectively – both teams utterly dominating the field.

Wartburg’s dominance was brilliant in particular as they started the tournament shutting out Augustana 38-0 followed by a 37-0 shutout against SUNY-Cortland. Wartburg surrendered their first points on the weekend against Roger Williams University as #2 ranked David Welch pulled an 8-6 upset over #1 Gerard Roman as the lone blemish leading into the finals. Wartburg remained rather dominant only losing two contested bouts in the finals against Wabash (the Knights forfeited 184 pounds), with their final dual score a 28-12 win. Overall Wartburg was 36-4, with 20 of those matches in bonus point victories for the Knights.

Grand View started out fairly similar to Wartburg, getting a 55-0 opening round win over Missouri Baptist, followed by a 54-3 win over Great Falls. Campbellsville took the second match of the weekend against the Vikings in the semifinals, but Grand View came out on top 37-2, and Grand View then defeated #2 Indiana Tech 33-15 in the finals.

Iowa’s junior college ranks were particularly strong this weekend – led by team runner-up Ellsworth Community College. Ellsworth lost their dual with Clackamas on criteria 18-18. Also finishing top eight in the JUCO bracket was Iowa Central in fourth, Iowa Lakes in fifth, and Iowa Western in seventh.

Upper Iowa, Iowa’s lone Division II program finished fifth in their bracket.

Div II Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Notre Dame (Ohio)
2nd Place – St. Cloud State
3rd Place – Pitt-Johnstown
4th Place – Maryville University
5th Place – Upper Iowa
6th Place – Nebraska-Kearney
7th Place – Lake Erie College
8th Place – Tiffin University
1st Place Match
Notre Dame (Ohio) defeated St. Cloud State 21-15.
3rd Place Match
Pitt-Johnstown defeated Maryville University 19-18.
5th Place Match
Upper Iowa defeated Nebraska-Kearney 21-20.
7th Place Match
Lake Erie College defeated Tiffin University 19-18.

Division III Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Wartburg
2nd Place – Wabash
3rd Place – Roger Williams
4th Place – Concordia-Moorhead
5th Place – Wisconsin-La Crosse
6th Place – SUNY-Cortland
7th Place – Augsburg
8th Place – Ithaca
1st Place Match
Wartburg defeated Wabash 28-12.
3rd Place Match
Roger Williams defeated Concordia-Moorhead 26-18.
5th Place Match
Wisconsin-La Crosse defeated SUNY-Cortland 31-11.
7th Place Match
Augsburg defeated Ithaca 22-21.

NAIA Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Grand View (Iowa)
2nd Place – Indiana Tech
3rd Place – Missouri Valley
4th Place – Campbellsville
5th Place – Oklahoma City
6th Place – Life University
7th Place – Concordia (Neb.)
8th Place – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
1st Place Match
Grand View (Iowa) defeated Indiana Tech 33-15.
3rd Place Match
Missouri Valley defeated Campbellsville 21-17.
5th Place Match
Oklahoma City defeated Life University 24-12.
7th Place Match
Concordia (Neb.) defeated Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 19-15.

NJCAA Results
Guaranteed Places
1st Place – Clackamas Community College
2nd Place – Ellsworth CC
3rd Place – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
4th Place – Iowa Central Community College
5th Place – Iowa Lakes Community College
6th Place – Western Wyoming College
7th Place – Iowa Western Community College
8th Place – Harper College
1st Place Match
Clackamas Community College defeated Ellsworth CC 18-18.
3rd Place Match
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defeated Iowa Central Community College 25-12.
5th Place Match
Iowa Lakes Community College defeated Western Wyoming College 38-7.
7th Place Match
Iowa Western Community College defeated Harper College 40-9.


By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle