2017-18 IIAC Wrestling Schedule

Saturday 11.4.17 Wrestling Central Super 8 Invitational 9 a.m. Platteville, Wis. Loras Super 8 Invitational 10:00 AM Platteville, Wis. Wartburg College Nebraska Wesleyan 5:00 PM Lincoln, NE Buena Vista Super 8 Invite 9:00 a.m Platteville, Wisconsin Dubuque MacMurray Open 9:00 a.m Jacksonville, Illinois Friday11.10.17Wrestling UW-Platteville Loras 7:00 PM Dubuque, Iowa Live Video Saturday11.11.17Wrestling Nebraska Wesleyan…

Brock Rathbun Transferring to Wartburg

IAwrestle has learned that three-time Iowa state champion, Brock Rathbun will be transferring to Division III program, Wartburg. Rathbun finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 11-7 competing at 133 and 141 pounds for the University of Iowa picking up second place finishes at the Grand View and Missouri College Opens. “I picked Wartburg because…

Simpson College hires Greg Barner as Assistant Coach

(Greg Barner | Photo – Simpson Athletics) Former head coach at Northeastern Junior College, Greg Barner takes over as assistant wrestling coach for the Simpson College wrestling team. Barner comes to Simpson after re-building the wrestling program at the Sterling, Colo. junior college. Following a 37-year hiatus, Northeastern brought back wrestling in 2016-17. With Barner…

Loras Wrestling Crowned Best of Brand Battle Round Vote Champion

Courtesy Loras Athletics The Loras wrestling program was crowned the Battle Round Vote Champion in the annual NWCA/ELSM Best of Brand Highlight Reel Championship on Thursday, June 22, defeating fellow NCAA Division III counterpart Johnson & Wales with 705 votes. Over the four days of voting, the Duhawks totaled 2,466 votes for their highlight video…

Brock Henderson commits to Coe College

Brock Henderson, a senior at North Linn, capped off his career a two-time Iowa high school champion, and followed that up by committing to Upper Iowa University. After thinking the decision over, Henderson has decided to switch his commitment and will now wrestle for Coe College. “After a true consideration of all of my options,…

Noah Hughes-Reilly Commits to Loras College

Two-time Iowa High School state qualifier Noah Hughes-Reilly has committed to wrestle for Loras College. The Valley High School senior reached the 3A 120 pounds semi-finals where he would face two-time state champion, Brody Teske. Hughes-Reilly would go on to lose his match against the eventual champ and then came back for a fifth place…

Gavin Babcock commits to Central College

Southeast Polk’s Gavin Babcock will be staying local, as the 170-pound 3A runner-up has committed to wrestle for Central College. After a 1-2 record at the state tournament as a junior, Babcock made a big jump rising to #3 in IAwrestle’s final 3A rankings. His senior state tournament run saw him defeat three ranked wrestlers…

US Open – Men’s Freestyle – Results

What: US Open – Men’s Freestyle Tournament Where: Las Vegas, Nevada When: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 Results: 57KG – Tony Ramos – Round of 32 – defeated Kyle Pedretti, 10-0 Round of 16 – defeated Roman Bravo-Young, 12-2 Quarters – defeated Frank Perrelli, 5-5 criteria Semis – Nathan Tomasello Kyle Pedretti – eliminated Round…

Simpson College seeking Full-Time Assistant Wrestling Coach

Simpson College seeks candidates for a full-time Assistant Wrestling Coach. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to assist the Head Coach with all phases of the NCAA Division III program including planning practice sessions and competitive coaching situations; identifying and successfully recruiting academically qualified and athletically talented student-athletes; teaching, mentoring and coaching; developing well-rounded student-athletes;…

Wartburg’s Devos, Loras’ Patron Jr. Headline Iowa Conference Wrestling Awards

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced its end-of-season wrestling awards Wednesday, March 29, 2017 with Wartburg’s Eric DeVos (Okoboji, Iowa/Waverly-Shell Rock) and Loras’ Guy Patron Jr. (Harvey, La./Jesuit) headlining the announcement as Iowa Conference MVP and Freshman of the Year, respectively. Loras College, first year head coach TJ Miller was voted IIAC Coach of the Year. In addition,…

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)…

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…

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…

Wartburg Team Favorite for NCAA DIII Central Regional

What: NCAA Division III Central Regional Championship Who: Coe College, Central College, Buena Vista University, University of Dubuque, Loras College, Luther College, Simpson College, Wartburg College, Nebraska Wesleyan, Cornell College, Augustana College, Huntingdon College, Knox College, University of the Ozarks, Millikin and MacMurray. Where: Five Flags Center Dubuque, IA When: First-round matches begin at 9:00…