Release and cover photo from the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa — For the second consecutive year the Loras College and Wartburg College wrestling teams will meet for the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Dual Championship. Wartburg, currently ranked No.1 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) puts its 204 Iowa Conference dual win streak on the line against the fifth-ranked Duhawks.
A season ago Wartburg defeated Loras 32-0 to claim their 25th consecutive IIAC championship and 35th overall. The Knights lead the series 51-7-3, with Loras’ last win over Wartburg coming on January 23, 1992.
Tonight, Loras will tentatively put three ranked wrestlers on the mat in No.5 Jimmy Davis (149lbs.), No.3 Guy Patron Jr. (197lbs.) and No.5 Quin Gilliam (285lbs.). Wartburg’s starting line-up would expect to see eight ranked wrestlers. The Knight’s individually ranked wrestlers see Cross Cannone (149lbs.), Mike Ross (165lbs.), Eric DeVos (174lbs.) and Lance Evans (285lbs.) representing the number one spot in the nation. The additional four Knights nationally ranked are No. 3 Brock Rathbun (133lbs.), No.2 Logan Thomsen (157lbs.), No..2 Tyler Lutes (184lbs.) and No.2 Kyle Fank (197lbs.).
The meet will take place at 7:00 p.m. tonight inside of Levick Arena in Waverly, Iowa. You can follow the action live by clicking here.
|125lbs.||Matt Randone||11-12||Connor Cleveland
|133lbs.||Michael Triplett||10-9||No. 3 Brock Rathbun||16-5|
|141lbs.||Kevin Kelly||21-5||Martine Sandoval
|149lbs.||No. 5 Jimmy Davis||22-2||No. 1 Cross Cannone||25-0|
|157lbs.||Merrick Purcell||14-8||No. 2 Logan Thomsen||24-1|
|165lbs.||Eddie Smith||20-3||No. 1 Mike Ross
Derek Lee Loy
|174lbs.||Sam Schuler||13-8||No. 1 Eric DeVos||17-0|
|184lbs.||Awais Arain||22-5||No. 2 Tyler Lutes||19-1|
|197lbs.||No. 3 Guy Patron Jr.||28-1||No. 2 Kyle Fank||24-2|
|285lbs.||No. 5 Quin Gilliam||20-2||No. 1 Lance Evans||15-0|