Top-Ranked Wartburg Goes 2-0 Friday at 2016 National Duals [Videos]
Top-ranked Wartburg (9-0 overall)went 2-0 during the first day of the 2016 National Duals in Fort Wayne, IN. The Knights are seeking their sixth straight title.
The Wartburg Knights shutout their first round opponent Augustana (Ill.) 38-0. During their second round, the Knights put down No. 10 SUNY-Cortland, 37-0. With the two wins, the Knights will now face No. 4 seed Roger Williams in the semifinals.
In the other semifinal match-up, Concordia-Moorhead and Wabash face off. Each team played the role of spoiler in the other half of the bracket. Concordia took down third-seeded UW-La Crosse 18-17, and Wabash eliminated No. 2 Augsburg 25-15.
RESULTS & VIDEO: Wartburg 38, Augustana 0
125: #9 Arnulfo Olea (WB) win by 10-3 dec vs. Jimmy Panozza (AC) . WB 3-0
133: #4 Connor Campo (WB) win by 8-2 dec vs Brendan Gould (AC). WB 6-0
141: Cross Cannone (WB) win by fall :46 vs Dale Charlier (AC). WB 12-0
149: #2 Mark Pinero (WB) win by 3-1 dec vs Matt Sears (AC). WB 15-0
157: Brady Meyer (WB) win by 6-5 dec vs. David Tessiatore (AC). WB 18-0
165: Nick Michael (WB) win by 7-2 dec vs Trace Timmons (AC). WB 21-0
174: #5 Eric DeVos (WB) win by 17-4 maj dec vs. Alex Bowers (AC). WB 25-0
184: #9 Bryan Levsen (WB) win by 4-2 dec vs Nick Torres (AC). WB 28-0
197: #1 Gerard Roman (WB) win by fall at 2:30 vs Ethan Benoit (AC) WB 34-0
285: #5 Lance Evans (WB) win by 10-2 maj dec vs Jack Seaman (AC) WB 38-0
-Wartburg's third shutout win of the season.
-Levsen moved his winning streak to six, Olea and DeVos increased their streaks to seven, Pinero increased his to eight, Michael moved his to 10 and Roman increased his to 14.
-Olea, Michael, Roman and Evans all remain undefeated on the season.
-Campo and Pinero earned their 15th wins of the year, which ranks second-best on the team.
-Cannone earned his sixth fall of the season and increased his winning streak to six.
-Meyer and Evans earned their team-best 17th wins of the season.
RESULTS & VIDEO: Wartburg 37, SUNY-Cortland 0
125: #9 Arnulfo Olea (WB) win by 6-2 dec vs. Alex D'Angelo (SUNY-C). WB 3-0
133: #4 Connor Campo (WB) win by 12-2 maj dec vs. Mat Bradice (SUNY-C). WB 7-0
141: Kaz Onoo (WB) win by 7-4 dec vs. Derak Heyman (SUNY-C). WB 10-0
149: Kenny Martin (WB) wins by fall at 1:22 vs. Austin Whitney (SUNY-C). WB 16-0
157: #4 Drew Wagenhoffer (WB) win by 11-1 maj dec vs. Adrian Berry (SUNY-C). WB 20-0
165: #4 Andrew Steiert (WB) win by 7-2 dec vs. #7 Colin Barber (SUNY-C). WB 23-0
174: #5 Eric DeVos (WB) won by 10-8 dec vs #4 Lou Puca (SUNY-C). WB 26-0
184: #9 Bryan Levsen (WB) won by 2-0 dec vs. Mike Beckwith (SUNY-C). WB 29-0
197: #1 Gerard Roman (WB) won by 8-3 dec vs. #4 Joe Giaramita (SUNY-C). WB 32-0
285: Ben Nagle (WB) won by tech fall, 18-0 vs. Tyler Lilly (SUNY-C). WB 37-0.
-Fourth shutout and win for the Knights.
-Wagenhoffer and Steiert each won their fourth-straight, Onoo increased winning streak to five, Levsen to seven, Olea and DeVos to eight and Roman to 15.
-Olea and Roman remain undefeated on the year.
-Campo earned his 16th victory of the season which ranks second-best on the team.
-Wagenhoffer's first appearance in varsity dual since returning at semester.