Wartburg Ranked No. 1 For Third Consecutive NWCA Poll

By Trent Jackson Sports Information Director

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OSWEGO, N.Y. - The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released its sixth edition of Division III dual meet team rankings on Feb. 10, with Wartburg ranked No. 1 for a third consecutive poll and the fifth time this season.

Wartburg remained undefeated last Friday, defeating No. 2 Augsburg University in Levick Arena during the Annual "Battle of the Burgs." Down 14-3, the Knights mounted a thrilling comeback with wins in the final five bouts.

Individually, eight Knights are ranked throughout respective weight classes, including a top ranking for Kris Rumph at 133.

125 - Brady Kyner, 7th
133 - Kris Rumph, 1st
141 - Brady Fritz, 4th
157 - Martine Sandoval, 10th
165 - Max Forsyth, 6th
184 - Kyle Briggs, 2nd
197 - Kobe Woods, 3rd
285 - Jordon Brandon, 8th

2019-20 NWCA Division III Dual Meet Team Ranking #6

  1. Wartburg College (IA) 
  2. Augsburg University (MN)
  3. Loras College (IA)
  4. Wabash College (IN)
  5. Coe College (IA)
  6. The College of New Jersey (NJ)
  7. Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
  8. Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)
  9. Johnson & Wales University (RI)
  10. United States Coast Guard Academy (CT)
  11. New York University (NY)
  12. University of Mount Union (OH)
  13. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse (WI)
  14. North Central College (IL)
  15. University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (WI)
  16. Ithaca College (NY)
  17. Messiah College (PA)
  18. Olivet College (MI)
  19. Luther College (IA)
  20. Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
  21. John Carroll University (OH)
  22. University of Wisconsin - Platteville (WI)
  23. SUNY Brockport (NY)
  24. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire (WI)
  25. University of Dubuque (IA)

Wartburg, 16-0 overall, returns to action this Friday, Feb. 14, hosting No. 3 Loras College in a battle of the American Rivers Conference title.