DIII Team Preview – University of Dubuque

The 2016-2017 Spartan Wrestling Team set a school record team dual wins in 2016 and have added one of the best recruiting classes in a while to their program which includes several state champions.

Printice Walls is the projected starter at 125. Printice was a JUCO Qualifier at Iowa Western College last season and a former Dakota, IL state champion. He will be challenged by Arizona state finalist Javier Guillen. At 133, Shawn Contos is a two-time Junior National Champion and one of America’s top wrestlers in the 2012 US Olympic trials. Stephen Rosenburg is a multiple time regional place winner and is projected at 133/141 for the season. Jeremy Melendez, former Texas state champion is projected at 141. Greg Krulas is a former two-time Illinois state champion and will be challenged by Alaskan state finalist Dominic Taus. Quincy Kalkbrenner is the projected starter at 157. Quincy was a two-time Illinois state champion and JUCO NCAA All-American. Freshman state champion Stetson Clary from Wisconsin is the projected starter at 165. Roosevelt Smith was a state champion from Nevada and is the projected starter at 174. Two-time Wisconsin state champion Ethan Soderstrom and Illinois state placer Ethan Cain are expected to compete at 184 for the Spartans. Dominic Sterr will be challenged by Daniel Casillas, a Texas state runner up for the spot at 197. 2016 Nevada State Champion Mervyn Penniston is the projected starter at 285 pounds. He will be challenged by senior Martin Flemming and California State Qualifier Jordan Hill.

2016-2017 Line Up Projection

125- Printice Walls (JR)  Javier Guillen (SR)
133- Shawn Contos (JR)  Stephen Rosenburg (SR)
141- Jeremy Melendez (SO)
149- Greg Krulas (FR)   Dominic Taus (JR)
157- Quincy Kalkbrenner (JR)
165- Stetson Clary (FR)
174- Roosevelt Smith (JR)
184- Ethan Soderstrom (SO)  Ethan Cain (FR)
197- Dominic Sterr (SO) Daniel Casillas (FR)
285- Mervyn Penniston (FR), Jordan Hill (FR) or Martin Flemming (SR)

Coaching staff includes:
Jon McGovern, Mike Mena, Michael Case (former coach at Southern Regional New Jersey where they won the state team title in 2016)  Chayse Jackson (former coach at Grand Canyon University, Ben Peterson (Olympic Gold Medalist) and Greg Lettman

2016-17 Schedule
Dual Meet Record: 0-0.0-0 in IIAC

Oct. 29 vs. UD Scrimmage Dubuque, Iowa 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 5 at Nebraska Wesleyan Univ. Lincoln, NE 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 at UW-Platteville (JV) Platteville, WI 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 12 vs. UW-Stevens Point Dubuque, IA 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 at Concordia Univ. Open Mequon, WI 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 3 TRI-Duals (McMurray/Augustana/Otterbein) Dubuque, IA 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 at North Central College Invite Naperville, IL 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 17 UD Jim Fox Duals – Concordia University-WI, University of the Ozarks, Wheaton Dubuque, IA 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 7 at Chicago Duals Chicago, IL 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 10 vs. Simpson College Dubuque, IA 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Elmhurst Invite (JV) Elmhurst, IL 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 14 vs. St. John’s Univ., Rochester CC Dubuque, IA 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 IIAC Duals Buena Vista Univ., Central College, Wartburg College,
Hosted by University of Dubuque Dubuque, IA 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 26 vs. Luther College Dubuque, IA 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 3 vs. Loras College Dubuque, IA 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 at Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 at Central Dutch Last Chance Invite Pella, IA 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 13 vs. Cornell College Dubuque, IA 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 NCAA Division III Central Regionals Dubuque, IA 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 10 NCAA Division III National Championships La Crosse, WI 10:00 a.m.
Mar. 11 NCAA Division III National Championships La Crosse, WI 7:00 p.m.

 

2015-16 Schedule
Final Dual Record: 13-10, 3-4 IIAC

Nov. 18 vs. UW-Platteville Dubuque, Iowa L, 13-24
Nov. 21 at Concordia Open Mequon, Wis. No Team Scores
Nov. 24 at Augustana College Rock Island, Ill. W, 21-17
Dec. 10 at Cornell College Mt. Vernon, Iowa L, 15-24
Dec. 12 at 52nd Annual North Central Invite Naperville, Ill. 2nd/9
Dec. 21 at Las Vegas Duals Las Vegas, Nev.
vs. #19 Concordia-Moorhead L, 13-28
vs. #14 Johnson & Wales L, 3-36
vs. St. John’s W, 35-19
Jan. 02 at Chicago Duals Chicago, Ill.
vs. Manchester (Ind.) W, 45-6
vs. Ohio Northern W, 24-20
vs. UW-Oshkosh W, 30-6
Jan. 05 at Simpson College Indianola, Iowa W, 25-15
Jan. 09 at Lakeland Muskie Duals Sheboygan, Wis.
vs. Milwaukee School of Eng. W, 38-8
vs. Univ. of Chicago W, 25-17
vs. Lakeland College W, 39-6
Jan. 14 vs. #19 Stevens Institute of Technology Dubuque, Iowa L, 13-25
Jan. 16 Wheaton Duals Wheaton, Ill.
vs. Wheaton (Ill.) W, 21-18
vs. North Central (Ill.) L, 10-26
vs. Concordia (Wis.) W, 30-18
Jan. 23 IIAC Duals Cedar Rapids, Iowa
vs. #1 Wartburg L, 9-36
vs. #23 Central L, 18-22
vs. Buena Vista W, 39-3
Jan. 28 vs. Luther College Dubuque, Iowa L, 9-31
Feb. 04 at Loras College Dubuque, Iowa (LOR) W, 24-18
Feb. 06 UD Jim Fox Invitational Dubuque, Iowa No Team Scores
Feb. 11 vs. Coe College Dubuque, Iowa L, 16-22
Feb. 27 NCAA Central Regional Dubuque, Iowa (LOR) 9th/13