Perry’s Zachary Thompson Commits to Loras College

Four-time state medalist, Zachary Thompson from Perry has committed to wrestle in Division III at Loras College. “The past couple of years Loras has been improving and I feel that I can be a part of something special.” Thompson said on his decision. Loras set a program record for single-season dual winning percentage (.944) and…

Nunemaker Commits to Loras

Three-time state qualifier Braydon Nunemaker has made his college decision as the East Buchanan prep will join a growing Loras DuHawk recruiting class. The 2017 state medalist was also a Corn Cob National champion last March. After taking fourth place at 145 pounds as a junior, Nunemaker was figured to be one of the title…

Wartburg Leads Division III Tournament after First Round

Prelim Round 1 125 Prelim – Jay Albis (Johnson & Wales (RI)) 45-2 won by decision over Dylan Nuttall (York (PA)) 11-6 (Dec 9-2) Prelim – Ferdinand Mase (Ithaca) 30-5 won by decision over Clarren Pestano (Central (IA)) 28-1 (Dec 6-5) 133 Prelim – Owen McClave (Coast Guard) 25-9 won by decision over Brenden Velez…

Brady Fritz Commits to Wartburg

The Wartburg Knights have landed the commitment of three-time Iowa high school state medalist Brady Fritz of South Tama. A 2018 runner-up at the 132-pound weight class in 2A, Fritz took the time to give IAwrestle some insight on his decision. “I liked everything about Wartburg.” Fritz told IAwrestle, “The coaches are great, I felt…

Grayson Kesterson Commits to UW-La Crosse

There aren’t many of them left, but another top 50 wrestler in the state of Iowa has come off the board as Grayson Kesterson has committed to wrestle for UW-La Crosse. Ranked #47 in IAwrestle’s Fab 50, Kesterson projects as a 125-pound recruit on the next level. After wrapping up his career as a four-time…

Tad Griffith Commits to Loras

Loras continues to mine the 3A ranks as they build their 2018 recruiting class this time grabbing Des Monies Lincoln’s Tad Griffith and adding him to the fold. The two-time state medalist projects at 174 pounds for the DuHawks. After placing fifth and 2016 and seventh in 2017, Griffith would have entered his senior season…

Dillon Gottschalk Commits to UW-Platteville

The Dubuque Hempstead wrestling program will be sending another wrestler to the college level, as IAwrestle has learned that Dillon Gottschalk has committed to wrestle for UW-Platteville next fall. A four-time state qualifier for the Mustangs, Gottschalk took the time to catch up with IAwrestle on his decision. “I like Platteville because it was close…

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…

Loras adds Colorado state champion Christian Fulks

Loras College has added another member to their 2018 recruiting class, this time going out of state to add Christian Fulks of Adams City high school in Colorado. A 2018 state champion, Fulks took the time to give IAwrestle some insight on his decision to commit to Loras. “The awesome coaching staff. I had a chance…

Brock Parker Headed to Loras

Three-time state qualifier Brock Parker of Waukee will be continuing his wrestling career at Loras College. The 2018 fourth place state medalist took the time to catch up with IAwrestle on his future. “It starts with the coaches, Trevor Kittleson and TJ Miller.” Parker told IAwrestle why he picked Loras “The way they turned Loras…

NCAA DIII Regional – Lower Midwest Final Results

Cover photo from Wartburg Athletics 125 Guaranteed Places 1st Place – Brennen Doebel of Wartburg College 2nd Place – Clarren Pestano of Central College (Iowa) 3rd Place – Devon Jackson of University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas) 4th Place – Brock Henderson of Coe College 5th Place – Matt Randone of Loras College 6th Place –…

NCAA DIII Regional Lower Midwest – Semifinal Matches

125 CJ Pestano (Central College (Iowa)) 25-0 vs Devon Jackson (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 22-7 Brock Henderson (Coe College) 13-8 vs Brennen Doebel (Wartburg College) 16-4 133 Brock Rathbun (Wartburg College) 18-5 vs Kyle Clough (Luther College) 19-13 Brendan Gould (Augustana College (Illinois)) 24-14 vs John Gioffredi (Simpson College) 15-6 141 Josh Martin (Cornell…

NCAA DIII Regional Lower Midwest – Quarterfinal matches

125 CJ Pestano (Central College (Iowa)) 25-0 vs Matt Randone (Loras College) 12-12 Devon Jackson (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 22-7  vs Connor Murphy (Luther College) 26-11 Brock Henderson (Coe College) 13-8  vs Moe Mitchell (North Central College) 12-13 Travis Pulse (Augustana College (Illinois)) 11-6 vs Brennen Doebel (Wartburg College) 16-4 133 Brock Rathbun (Wartburg…

State Runner-up Olson Headed to Loras

Dubuque Hempstead’s Dylan Olson has made his college decision as the 3A heavyweight informed IAwrestle he will be continuing his wrestling career at Loras College. While Olson did look at a couple other options, in the end his hometown ties played a big role in his college choice. “It’s in my hometown and it’s where…

Ben Sarasin to the University of Chicago

One of the the state’s final uncommitted seniors on IAwrestle’s Fab 50 list has made his college decision, as we have learned that Ben Sarasin will be taking his talents to the University of Chicago. A three-time state medalist, Sarasin previously considered several Division I offers, and one other Division III school prior to making…

Wartburg Adds Another IIAC Dual Title to Trophy Case

Wartburg wins their 26th consecutive IIAC championship over No. 5 Loras College. Full Dual Results + Archives from Wartburg Knight Vision. Weight Summary WART LORA 125 Brennen Doebel (Wartburg) over Matt Randone (Loras) (Fall 6:07) 6 0 133 Brock Rathbun (Wartburg) over Michael Triplett (Loras) (MD 15-2) 4 0 141 Kevin Kelly (Loras) over Brenden Baker (Wartburg) (Dec 10-5) 0 3 149 Cross…

WATCH: No. 1 Wartburg vs No. 5 Loras for IIAC Dual Title

Wt. Class Wrestler Record Wrestler Record 125lbs. Matt Randone 11-12 Connor Cleveland Brennan Doebel 12-9 14-3 133lbs. Michael Triplett 10-9 No. 3 Brock Rathbun 16-5 141lbs. Kevin Kelly 21-5 Martine Sandoval Brenden Baker 5-4 10-8 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…

RELEASE: Loras and Wartburg Clash for IIAC Wrestling Dual Championship

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…