Probable Lineups Via Wartburg Athletics
125      Derek Steele
133      #13 Cade Willis
141      #5 Sam Stuhl
141      Brady Gross
149      #9 Charlie Stuhl
149      Cole Becker
157      #4 Tyler Shilson
165      #10 Cooper Willis
174      #11 Seth Goetzinger
or        Carter Sorenson
184      #5 Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann
184      Brian Ramos
197      #12 Parker Venz
285      #6 Tyler Kim

125      #5 James Levy
133      #4 Joe Pins
141      #1 Zayren Terukina
149      #8 Kris Rumph
or         Kyler Romero
157      #1 David Hollingsworth
or         Tony Ulaszek
165      #4 Nathan Fuller
174      #2 Zane Mulder
184      #8 Jordan Bushey
197      #4 Moe Endene
HWT    #15 Damari Dancy
or        Eli Pannell

WAVERLY, Iowa– The No. 3 Wartburg men’s wrestling team (11-1 overall) will host No. 1 Augsburg (7-0) Thursday at 7 p.m. in the annual Battle of the Burgs. The Auggies received the top spot in the latest NWCA Dual rankings (Jan. 19), and the Knights are ranked No. 3.

The winner of the dual will own the Swens-Milboy trophy belt for the next year.

This title belt is named for the two coaches who built the Lutheran colleges to national prominence in small-college wrestling — Augsburg’s Jeff Swenson (1980-84, 1986-2007) and Wartburg’s Jim Miller (1991-2013). Both coaches led their teams to 10 NCAA Division III national titles during their careers.

The rivalry between the two Lutheran schools is one of the most significant in all of NCAA Division III sports, as the DIII wrestling national championship has been won by either Augsburg or Wartburg every year since 1995. Wartburg holds the DIII wrestling record with its 15 National Championships and Augsburg is second with 13.

The Series
Wartburg owns the series lead at 23-16. Since 2009-10, the Knights have posted 11-1 record in “Battle of the Burgs” specific dual. Since the trophy belt originated in the 2014-15 season, Wartburg is 7-0.

The last five times the teams have met, one has been the top-ranked team in the nation.

Click here for the feature story on the rivalry.

Follow the Knights
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Click here for the live results.

-Ulaszek has a team-best 11 falls.
-Endene, Fuller, Terukina, and Romero have a team-best 16 wins.
-Romero and Dancy enter the week on a seven-bout winning streak

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