Duhawks Add Iowa Duo to 2020 Class

Loras College has added a pair of in-state preps this week as  Drew Venteicher of Bedford-Leonx and Zach Roeder of Bellevue both announced their commitment to the Duhawks this week. Both wrestlers project as middleweights for the Duhawks, who ended their season ranked as the top Division III program in the country. Drew will make…

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Former Wartburg Wrestler Aaron Wernimont to be inducted into NWCA DIII Hall of Fame

MANHEIM, Pa. – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its 2020 Division III Hall of Fame inductees, with former Wartburg wrestler Aaron Wernimont selected as one of five inductees. Wernimont, a 2009 Wartburg graduate and native of Pocahontas, Iowa, was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion at 157 lbs., as a four-year member of the Wartburg wrestling team.…

Loras Leads Regional After Quarterfinal Round

Top ranked Loras continues to lead the Lower Midwest Regional in a field that includes #2 Wartburg, #5 Coe, and several other top 25 teams. Wrestlers finishing in the top three of their regional advance to the NCAA Championships, which are returning to Cedar Rapids next month. The Duhawks have advanced all ten wrestlers to the…

Loras Claims ARC Crown with Win Over Wartburg

(Written by Simon Schuler, Loras Athletic Communications Student Assistant) Waverly, Iowa (February 14, 2020) – In a rematch of last year’s American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) championship , the No. 3 Loras College Duhawks made history Friday night by capturing the program’s first conference title, defeating No. 1 Wartburg 19-17 in a thrilling back-and-forth dual. The Duhawk…

Aiden Evans Headed to Loras

Another domino in the class of 2020 has fallen as Bettendorf standout Aiden Evans is headed to Dubuque to join the Loras Duhawk program. The three-time state qualifier had his highest showing in Des Moines in 2019, and is currently ranked as one of the top wrestlers at his weight in 2020. “From the first…

Daniel Meeker Commits to Loras

One of Division III’s top programs has added to their lightweight depth, as IAwrestle has learned that former Iowa high school state finalist Daniel Meeker of Wapello has committed to Loras College. “I had been visiting and talking to a couple of schools, but I went and visited Loras and they just clicked with me.”…

Wartburg to Honor Kenny Anderson During Dual Against Simpson

Wartburg College will be honoring one of their former wrestling standouts during tonight’s American Rivers Conference dual against Simpson College. The former three-time NCAA champion for the Knights passed away last month. Release from Wartburg Athletics: WAVERLY – The No. 3-ranked Wartburg wrestling team is set for its home-opening meet this Wednesday, Nov. 20, hosting an…

Luther Open Final Results – 2019

Elite – 125 Guaranteed Places 1st Place – Aaron Cashman of Iowa 2nd Place – Brady Kyner of Wartburg 3rd Place – Tristan Jenny of Wisconsin-La Crosse 4th Place – Amier Khamis of Coe 5th Place – Jared Hensley of Upper Iowa 6th Place – Trenton McManus of Minnesota State Mankato 7th Place – Diego…

Division III Preseason Rankings

National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Pre – Season Team Ranking #1 October 29, 2019 Ranking Team Total Points 1. Loras College (IA) (42) 2. Wabash College (IN) (40) 3. Wartburg College (IA) (35) 4. Augsburg University (MN) (29) 5. Tie University of Mount Union (OH) (27) 5. Tie UW – Whitewater (WI) (27) 7.…

More Impact Talent Headed to Loras

It’s been a busy week for the Loras wrestling team as they continue to expand their 2019 recruiting class. This past week alone the program has added three wrestlers via transfer, and a fourth verbal from an Iowa prep senior. Today, IAwrestle has learned of another 2019 senior prep announcing his verbal to the Duhawks,…

Wyatt Wriedt Transferring to Loras

Loras has added another impact transfer to their roster for the 2019-20 season as former North Scott standout Wyatt Wriedt has informed IAwrestle he will be transferring to Dubuque to finish his remaining eligibility as a Duhawk. “The coaches are amazing.” Wriedt said, “Trevor Kittleson has been my boy since freshman year of high school…

National Runner-Up Willers Picks Loras

The Duhawk program continues to fill out their 2019 recruiting class as NJCAAS runner-up Travis Willers has announced he will be transferring to Loras next season. Currently a standout for Iowa Central Community College, Willers will Look to make an impact on the Duhawk’s middleweights. Willers is a former Iowa prep standout hailing from Pleasant…

Loras Adding Impact Talent in 2019 Recruiting Class

Fresh off a strong NCAA finish, head coach TJ Miller is looking to strengthen his Loras Duhawk roster with several big additions to their 2019 recruiting class. The class currently features four wrestlers, including two Iowa natives and two out of state commitments. One of the biggest names is the most recent commitment, Shane Liegel…

2019 NCAA Division III results

125 Guaranteed Places 1st Place – Jay Albis of JWU (Providence) 2nd Place – Mike Tortorice of Wis.-Whitewater 3rd Place – Peter Del Gallo of Southern Me. 4th Place – Ferdinand Mase of Ithaca 5th Place – Victor Gliva of Augsburg 6th Place – Cameron Timok of Central (IA) 7th Place – Carlos Champagne of…

D3 National Qualifiers – Iowa Schools

  What: 2019 NCAA Division III Championships  When: March 8th and 9th, 2019 Where: Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Rd NE, Roanoke, VA 24016 Track Wrestling link: here  Iowa Schools Buena Vista – 1 165 – Brad Kerkhoff Central – 2 125 – Cameron Timok 133 – Chase Petty Coe – 3 174 – Jake Voss…