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Wartburg is ranked No. 1 in NWCA Div. III team rankings

Jan. 07, 2014, 5:02 p.m. (ET)
Wartburg College (IA) is ranked No. 1 in the latest 2013-2014 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Individual and Team Rankings released by the ranking committee on Monday, January 6, 2014. This is the fifth set of rankings of the 2013-2014 wrestling season.

Rounding out the top five are No. 2 Augsburg College (MN), No. 3 Wabash College (IN), No. 4 UW-Whitewater and No. 5 Wilkes University (PA).

The next NWCA Division III ranking will be released on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III
Team Ranking #5, January 6, 2014

Rank/Team/ Dual Record/Prev. Rank

1. Wartburg College (IA) (5 - 0) 1
2. Augsburg College (MN) (4 – 0) 2
3. Wabash College (IN) (3 – 1) 10
4. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (6 – 2) 15
5. Wilkes University (PA) (10 – 1) 5
6. Concordia College – Moorhead (MN) (6 – 1) 9
7. Olivet College (MI) (6 – 4) 14
8. Cortland State (NY) (3 – 2) 4
9. Coe College (IA) (7 – 1) 7
10. Ithaca College (NY) (4 – 0) 6
11. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (6 – 1) 11
12. Luther College (IA) (8 – 2) 12
13. Messiah College (PA) (8 – 2) 3
14. Johnson & Wales University (RI) (3 – 0) 13
15. Roger Williams University (RI) (5 – 0) 16
16. SUNY Brockport (1 – 0) NR
17. Cornell College (IA) (6 – 2) 17
18. Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) (4 – 2) 19
19. University of Mount Union (OH) (4 – 1) 20
20. Springfield College (MA) (0 – 0) 21
21. Ursinus College (PA) (3 – 0) 22
22. Saint John’s University (MN) (6 – 6) 18
23. Heidelberg College (OH) (4 – 6) 26
24. Delaware Valley College (PA) (1 – 3) 8
25. University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (4 – 5) 24
26. Thiel College (PA) (3 – 2) 25
27. Alma College (MI) (6 – 2) 27
28. Wheaton College (IL) (7 – 1) 28
29. Augustana College (IL) (9 – 3) 30
30. University of Dubuque (IA) (4 – 3) NR

NWCA Division III Ranking Committee: Kevin Bratland (North Central College), Mike Howard (Oswego State), Jon Laudenslager (Wilkes University), Eric Keller (Wartburg College), Mark Hawald (Case Western Reserve University), Chris Walter (UW-Platteville)

Next Ranking: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Access the NWCA Division III Wrestling Rankings at:
http://athletics.oswego.edu/wrestling_poll

National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Individual Ranking – January 6, 2014

125 lbs.

1. Christopher Donaldson – Ursinus College (jr)
2. Mike Fuenffinger – Augsburg College (jr)
3. Gilberto Camacho – Wartburg College (sr)
4. Asher Kramer – SUNY Brockport (jr)
5. Paul Bewak – Johns Hopkins University (jr)
6. Zac Haynes – Delaware Valley College (jr)
7. Garrett Wangsness – Luther College (fr)
8. Lucas Malmberg – Messiah College (fr)
9. Tom Casper – Springfield College (sr)
10. Jesse Gunter – Baldwin Wallace College (so)

133 lbs.
1. Kenny Anderson – Wartburg College (sr)
2. Alex Gomez – Ithaca College (jr)
3. Ryan O’Boyle – McDaniel College (so)
4. Kirk Anderson – Augsburg College (so)
5. Jimmy Gotto – Coe College (sr)
6. Evan Obert – Luther College (so)
7. Levi Moss – Wabash College (fr)
8. Layton Binion – North Central College (fr)
9. Jimmy Nehls – UW Whitewater (so)
10. Myzar Mendoza – Wilkes University (sr)

141 lbs.
1. Kaleb Loht – Messiah College (jr)
2. Brandon Jones – New York University (jr)
3. Brian Bistis – Cortland State (sr)
4. Dominick Giacolone – Ithaca College (sr)
5. Nick Steger – Loras College (so)
6. Connor Campo – Wartburg College (fr)
7. Austin Schoen – UW La Crosse (fr)
8. Justin Holm – Olivet College (sr)
9. Ben Henle – Saint John’s University (so)
10. Nathaniel Behnke – UW Eau Claire (so)

149 lbs.
1. Bobby Dierna – Cortland State (so)
2. Ryan Prater – Elmhurst College (sr)
3. Jacob Long - Concordia College – Moorhead (sr)
4. Greg Sanders - Concordia University – Wisconsin (jr)
5. Luke Lohr – Waynesburg University (jr)
6. Mike Polizzi – Stevens Institute of Technology (jr)
7. Mark Hartenstine – Wilkes University (jr)
8. Branden Welter –Wartburg College (jr)
9. Trevor Engle – Cornell College (so)
10. Vincent Fava – Delaware Valley College (jr)

157 lbs.
1. Devin Biscaha – Springfield College (sr)
2. Kris Krawchuck – Wilkes University (sr)
3. Reece Lefever – Wabash College (jr)
4. Drew Wagonhoffer – Wartburg College (jr)
5. Dimitry Boyer – Coe College (sr)
6. Josh Etzel – Washington & Jefferson College (sr)
7. Steve Dewitt – Loras College (jr)
8. Kyle LeDuc - Concordia College – Moorhead (sr)
9. Will Keeter – Augsburg College (sr)
10. Terner Gott – John Carroll University (jr)

165 lbs.
1. Nazar Kulchytskyy – UW Oshkosh (sr)
2. Chris Burdge – Centenary College (sr)
3. Cole Welter - Wartburg College (sr)
4. Cedric Gibson – UW Whitewater (sr)
5. Collin Crowell – Roger Williams University (sr)
6. Matt Tuttle - Alma College (sr)
7. Tommy Desir – King’s College (sr)
8. Kris Schimek – Ithaca College (jr)
9. Josh Sampson – Wabash College (sr)
10. Garret Bonte – Luther College (sr)

174 lbs.
1. Landon Williams – Wartburg College (sr)
2. Anthony Bonaventura – Waynesburg University (sr)
3. Jordan Powell – Thiel College (jr)
4. James Roach – St. Olaf College (sr)
5. Dan Schiferl – UW Oshkosh (sr)
6. Conner Lefever - Wabash College (jr)
7. Ethan Ball – Coe College (sr)
8. Lou Puca – Cortland State (jr)
9. Ricardo Plummer – Messiah College (sr)
10. Carlos Toribio – Ithaca College (fr)

184 lbs.
1. Brian Broderick – The College of New Jersey (sr)
2. Eric Twohey - UW La Crosse (jr)
3. Riley Lefever – Wabash College (fr)
4. Jeff Holm – Olivet College (sr)
5. Sam Upah – Wartburg College (sr)
6. David Welch – Roger Williams University (so)
7. Jon Deupree – University of Southern Maine (sr)
8. Jayden DeVilbiss - Luther College (so)
9. Josh Thomson – Messiah College (so)
10. Colin Lenhardt – Johnson & Wales University (sr)

197 lbs.
1. Shane Siefert – UW Whitewater (so)
2. Matt Hechsel – Augsburg College (jr)
3. Paul Glover – SUNY Brockport (sr)
4. Joe Giaramita – Cortland State (so)
5. Puna Soriano – Wartburg College (sr)
6. Alex Coolidge – Cornell College (sr)
7. Aaron Karns – Delaware Valley College (jr)
8. Dustin Wozniak – UW Stevens Point (sr)
9. Jacob Lowry – Thiel College (jr)
10. Eric Bach – Wilkes University (jr)

285 lbs.
1. Chad Johnson – Augsburg College (sr)
2. Anthony Edgren – UW Whitewater (jr)
3. Ryan Fank – Wartburg College (jr)
4. Cody Kasprick – Concordia College – Moorhead (sr)
5. James Buss – Loras College (so)
6. Danny Vargas – Elmhurst College (sr)
7. Brian Nicoll – Rhode Island College (sr)
8. Carl Gaul – Cornell College (sr)
9. Cody Lovejoy – Ohio Northern University (jr)
10. Lance Moore – Cortland State (jr)



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