Wartburg Wrestling Wins Fifth NCAA Regional Championship
The top-ranked Wartburg Knights college wrestling team won its fifth consecutive NCAA Central Regional Championship on Saturday.
The Orange and Black scored 190 points and No. 16 Loras College followed with 122.5 points. All 10 Knights qualified for NCAA Nationals on March 10-11 in LaCrosse, Wis.
Wartburg wins Central Regional coaching staff of the year, and all ten Wartburg wrestlers qualify for Nationals.
After this weekend's regional championship, several Wartburg wrestlers remained undefeated on the season. Kenny Martin extend his record to 14-0, and he has 30 match winning streak which dates back to last season. Eric DeVos improved to 15-0. Lance Evens has an impressive 25-0 mark this season.
Logan Thomsen has scored 30 wins during the 2016/17 season. Kyle Fank has a team-best 31 wins this season.
WARTBURG FINAL ROUND RESULTS:
- 125: #2 CJ Pestano (Central) won by 3-1 dec over #5 Arnulfo Olea (WB) - Olea 2nd place
- 133: Connor Campo (WB) won by 1-0 dec over Brendan Gould (Augustana) - Campo 3rd place
- 141: Clint Lembeck (Loras) won by fall (6:07) over #3 Cross Cannone (WB) - Cannone 2nd place
- 149: #1 Kenny Martin (WB) won by fall (6:21) over Aaron Engle (Cornell) - Martin 1st place
- 157: #3 Logan Thomsen (WB) won by 13-4 maj dec over Jimmy Davis (Loras) - Thomsen 1st place
- 165: #3 Andrew Steiert (WB) won by fall (2:36) over Trace Timmons (Augustana) - Steiert 3rd place
- 174: #2 Eric DeVos (WB) won by fall (2:20) over Mike Maksimovic (Cornell) - DeVos 1st place
- 184: #5 Bryan Levsen (WB) won by 4-1 dec over Awais Arain (Loras) - Levsen 3rd place
- 197: #2 Kyle Fank (WB) won by medical forfeit over Matt Seabold (Central) - Fank 1st place
- 285: #2 Lance Evans (WB) won by 2-0 dec over Adarios Jones (Augustana) - Evans 1st place