William Penn With Five Ranked in Heart

By Wade Steinlage Sports Information Director

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Matthew Landsperger

Oskaloosa--Closing in on the end of the season, the William Penn men’s wrestling team has its most ranked grapplers as the NAIA released its fifth conference and national rankings Thursday.

Five individuals are rated inside the Heart of America Athletic Conference, headlined by 149-pounder Joe Eads (So., Morrison, Ill., Biology) and 197-pounder Matthew Landsperger (Fr., Knoxville, Iowa, Sociology) being fourth in their respective weight classes.

125-pounder Nadhelo Charles-Pierre (Jr., Miramar, Fla., Sports Management) is fifth, as is Darwin Diaz (Fr., Pembroke Pines, Fla., Sociology) at 174 pounds.

Darquell Pierre (Sr., St. Petersburg, Fla., Sociology) is also rated, sitting in sixth at 133 pounds.

Nationally, Grand View is #1 with 212 points, while Reinhardt (Ga.), Life (Ga.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), and Menlo (Calif.) round out the top five.

For the complete polls, go to https://naia.prestosports.com/sports/mwrest/2019-20/releases/Polls