Wrestling

Mark Pinero is one of two Wartburg wrestlers ranked in the preseason poll.

Wartburg wrestling not ranked in preseason poll

For the first time since 2010, Wartburg will not open the Division III wrestling season ranked No. 1. In fact, the four-time defending national champions aren’t ranked at all in the NWCA coaches top-15 poll released Thursday. Wis.-Whitewater, last season’s NCAA runner-up, is No. 1. Messiah, Wabash and Delaware Valley […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, Wrestling
Kenny Anderson looks to make a move against Ithaca's Alex Gomez in the NCAA Division III 133-pound title bout. -- Justin Szykowny

Anderson finishes wrestling journey with third straight NCAA title

Even with the mat on a stage, bright lights, thousands of fans and the pressure of winning a third straight NCAA title, wrestling has always been the same for Kenny Anderson.

by · March 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, Wrestling
Wartburg wrestling head coach congratulates senior Brett Yonkovic after the 157-pounder qualified for the NCAA Championships at the Central Region Championships in Dubuque March 1. -- File Photo

Keller named co-IIAC coach of the year

Wartburg’s Eric Keller was named co-Iowa Conference wrestling coach of the year after leading the Knights to their 22nd straight IIAC and fourth straight NCAA title. Loras’ Randy Steward shared the honor after leading the Duhawks to an 11-10 record and third-place IIAC finish. He also coached the first national […]

by · March 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, Wrestling
Cole Welter celebrates an NCAA title after besting Washington and Jefferson's Nicholas Carr at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on Saturday.

Notebook: Welter a proven winner

Wartburg’s wrestlers are used to winning team championships, but no one can boast more than senior Cole Welter. Welter was a part of his 16th state or national championship Saturday night in Cedar Rapids when the Knights won their fourth straight NCAA Division III championship.

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, Wrestling
The Dynasty: Wartburg caps record fourth straight NCAA title with three individual champions

The Dynasty: Wartburg caps record fourth straight NCAA title with three individual champions

Top-ranked Wartburg wrapped up a Division III record fourth straight NCAA championship Saturday night to go with their four straight NWCA National duals titles when seniors Williams, Cole Welter and Kenny Anderson won individual crowns at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

by · March 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Sports, Wrestling
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