Peacocks Put Six into DII National Championships – Team Preview

Who: Upper Iowa University What: 2018 Division II Wrestling National Championship Where: US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA When: March 9-10 Team Race: Upper Iowa University will send six representatives to the National Championships, where they will be serving as host institution. The Peacocks are currently tied for a ninth-place ranking, following a third-place finish at…

Knights Chase Down Number 14, Loras Reaches for the Podium

Who: #1 Wartburg College, #5 Loras College, #7 Coe College, #25 Central College, Luther College, Buena Vista University, Simpson College, University of Dubuque What: 2018 Division III Wrestling National Championship Where: Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH When: March 9-10 Team Race: The historical battle of Division III wrestling continues to wage on between team greats, Augsburg…

NAIA Semifinal Matchups

125 lbs: Hayden Lee (Cumberlands) vs. Mikel Perales (Menlo) Olson Delisca (Southeastern) vs. Julian Gaytan (Midland) 133 lbs: Giovanni Castillo (Concordia Neb.) vs. Jake Sinkovics (Cumberlands) Erique Early (Indiana Tech) vs. Gresh Jones (Dickinson State) 141 lbs: Josh Wenger (Grand View) vs. Matt Weber (Montana State-Northern) Tyler Fraley (Williams Baptist) vs. Taylor Moeder (Kansas Wesleyan)…

Grand View Set Sights on Record Books at NAIA Championships – 2018 Preview

Who: #1 Grand View University, #17 Northwestern University, #19 Morningside University, Waldorf University, Graceland University, William Penn University,  and Briar Cliff University What: NAIA Wrestling National Championship Where: Jacobson Exhibition Center –Des Moines, IA When: March 2-3   Team Race: The Grand View Vikings enter the championship weekend in their own backyard. The Vikings are…

Watters Will Return to UWW Junior World Championship

Iowa native Rachel Watters will return to her third Junior World Championship. Watters defeated Andrea Sennett (McKendree Bearcat WR) in a two-straight finals matchup, securing gold with a 10-0 techincal fall and 12-3 decision. Watters will serve as the Junior representative at 72kg in Finland this summer. On her path to the finals, Watters defeated…

Jarel Arbegast Commits to Grand View

West Fork’s 2017 state finalist, Jarel Arbegast, announced via social media Monday that he has committed to wrestle for Grand View University. Arbegast finished second in the state in the 1A 170 lb. division. Arbegast was defeated by Taylan Entriken of Hudson in the finals.  

Peacocks Enter Second Day With Two All-Americans

125 – Maleek Williams  Champ. Round 1 – Maleek Williams (Upper Iowa ) 19-11 won by decision over Ronald Wardleigh (Western St.) 33-8 (Dec 6-3) Quarterfinal – Austin Petril (Kutztown) 22-7 won by fall over Maleek Williams (Upper Iowa ) 19-11 (Fall 6:33) Cons. Round 2 – Trung Duong (Newberry) 22-4 won by major decision…

Knights Prepare to Make History in DIII National Championship

Who: Central College, Coe College, Cornell College, Loras College, Luther College, Wartburg College, and University of Dubuque What: NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship Where: LaCrosse Center, LaCrosse, WI When: Opening round begins at 11 a.m.     125: #5 Arnulfo Olea (Wartbrug) vs. Joey Aumann (Plymouth State) Zachary Beckner (Ferrum) vs. #2 CJ Pestano (Central)…

Grand View Crowns Five and Shatters Record with 234.5 Points

Team Race: 1-Grand View (234.5), 19-Briar Cliff (27.5), 22-Morningside (26), 30-Northwestern (14), 38-Graceland (3.5), 39-Waldorf (2.5), 39-William Penn (2.5)   133: Jacob Colon (Grand View) defeated Mitch  Pawlak (Indiana Tech) by 12-1 major decision.                     141: Josh Wenger (Grand View) defeated Dillon Kifer (Jamestown) by 15-7 major decision.  …

Grand View Locks Up Sixth Straight NAIA National Championship on Day One

Team Race: 1-Grand View (126.5), 21-Briar Cliff (19), 21-Morningside (19), 25-Northwestern (14), 38-Graceland (3.5), 39-Waldorf (2.5), 39-William Penn (2.5) 125: Keegan Hessler (Morningside) remains on the consolation side of the bracket, taking on Olson Delisca (Southeastern).   133: Jacob Colon (Grand View) has reached the semifinals. He will face David Berg (Midland). Cartland Allen (Graceland)…

NAIA National Championships Begin Friday

Who: #1 Grand View University, #18 Northwestern, #23 Morningside, Briar Cliff, William Penn, Waldorf What: NAIA Wrestling National Championship Where: Kansas Expocentre – Topeka, Kansas When: March 3-4 Team race: Grand View is expected to come out on top in pursuit of a sixth consecutive national title. The Vikings have qualified 12 athletes for the tournament. In 2016, Grand View set…

Tritons Victorious in NJCAA National Championship

Team Race: 1. Iowa Central (150), 5. Ellsworth (77.5), 6. Iowa Western (70), 7. NIACC (67), 8. Iowa Lakes (62) 125: Todd Small (Iowa Central) defeats David Campbell (Clackamas) by a 4-3 decision. 133: Zak Hensley (Iowa Central) finishes in 2nd following a 10-6 loss to Sean DeShazer (Northeast Oklahoma). 157: Dayton Racer (Iowa Central) is the NJCAA National…

Four Peacocks Qualify for Nationals

125: Maleek Williams qualifies for nationals by placing third, winning 5-2 over Marcus Povlick (McKendree). 133: Josh Walker qualifies for nationals with a four-place finish, defeating Hunter Haralson (Lindenwood). 141: Jordan Roths qualifies for nationals with a fourth-place finish, defeating Kristian Vazquez (MSU Moorhead). 285: Logan Hopp qualifies for nationals with a fourth-place finish.  

Division III Central Regional Final Results

Qualifiers by team: Wartburg (10), Central (5), Loras (4), Luther (3), Cornell (2) Coe (2), Millikin (2), Augustana (2), University of Dubuque (1) 125: CJ Pestano (Central) defeated Arnulfo Olea (Wartburg) by a 3-1 decision. Travis Jones (Millikin) qualifies with a third place over Jan Rosenberg (Coe) by 15-6 major decision. 133: Chris Williams (Millikin) defeats Cam Timok (Central) by…

NJCAA National Championship Finals Matches

Team Race: Iowa Central (2)-135 pts., Ellsworth (5)-71.5 pts., NIACC (6)-67 pts., Iowa Western (7)-64 pts., Iowa Lakes (8)-63 pts. 125: David Campbell (Clackamas) vs. Todd Small (Iowa Central) 133: Zak Hensley (Iowa Central) vs. Sean  DeShazer (Northeast Oklahoma) 157: Dayton Racer (Iowa Central) vs. Brett Bradford (Rochester) 184: Preston Lauterbach (Iowa Western) vs. Haszell West (Clackamas) 197:…

Five Peacocks Continue in Division II Central Super-Regional

Upper Iowa is currently in seventh place with 53.5 points. 125: Maleek Williams will wrestle Marcus Povlick (McKendree) for third. 141: Jordan Roths will face Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud) for third. 149: Damian Penichet will wrestle Cortez Arredondo (Southwest Minnesota State) on the path to a potential fourth place finish. 157: Zak Benitz will face Greg Hegarty (Maryville)…

Division III Central Regional Finals Matches

Top 5 Team Score Update: 1. Wartburg (161.5) 2. Central (103.5) 3. Coe (101.5) 4. Loras (91) 5. Luther (77) 125: Arnulfo Olea (Wartburg) vs. CJ Pestano (Central) 133: Chris Williams (Millikin) vs. Cam Timok (Central) 141: Cross Cannone (Wartburg) vs. Clint Lembeck (Loras) 149: Kenny Martin (Wartburg) vs. Aaron Engle (Cornell) 157: Logan Thomsen (Wartburg) vs. Jimmy…

Seven Peacocks Remain in DII Central Super Regional

Team Race: Upper Iowa is currently in 6th place with 38 pts. 125: Maleek Williams will wrestle Jared Goldsmith (Minnesota State Moorhead) in consolations. 133: Josh Walker will face Blake Bosch (Minnesota State Moorhead) in the semi-finals. 141: Jordan Roths will wrestle Darren Wynn (McKendree) in the semi-finals. 149: Damian Penichet will face Tyler Stenberg…

NJCAA National Championships Day Two Preview

Team Race: Iowa Central (2)-91 pts., Ellsworth (5)-54.4 pts., NIACC (6)-52.5 pts., Iowa Western (8)-48 pts., Iowa Lakes (9)-46 pts. 125: Justin Folley (Ellsworth) will face David Campbell (Clackamas) on the top half of the bracket. Todd Small (Iowa Central) will face Cole Verner (Western Wyoming). Brennen Doebel (NIACC) remains on the back side of…