2013 157 lbs. Preview

West 1 Arne St. John’s
West 2 Fynboh Concordia Moorhead
West 3 Knutsen Augsburg
Central 1 Welter Wartburg
Central 2 Warczynski Dubuque
Central 3 Boyer Coe
Midwest 1 Larson Trine
Midwest 2 Lefever Wabash
Midwest 3 Sarbacker Whitewater
Mideast 1 Gott John Carroll
Mideast 2 Garrison Mount Union
Mideast 3 Etzel Washington & Jefferson
East 1 Burdge Centenary
East 2 Krawchuk Wilkes
East 3 Yeik Merchant Marine
Northeast 1 Sterling Cortland
Northeast 2 Fisher Oswego
Northeast 3 Biscaha Springfield

d3wrestle.com Ranking #11 – March 5, 2013

A pair of returning All-Americans from this weight in 2012 lead the pack at 157. #1 Larson only wrestled once before Christmas, but he has gone undefeated in 2013 after finishing 4th at this weight a year ago. The 5th place finisher in 2012 is #2 Burdge. Burdge also has no DIII losses and is coming off a solid East Regional performance. Each of the top two are looking for his third All-American award. #3 Krawchuk had not lost since the first day of the season until dropping the East final to Burdge, and he also has a win over the one wrestler to defeat Burdge this year. #4 Welter just missed placing last year and won the Central Region. He did not have to face #10 Boyer who defeated him earlier in the season but lost to #9 Warczynski in the semifinals. #5 Sterling and #6 Gott both qualified at the weight last year but came up short on placing. Sterling had a rough National Duals, but has otherwise been very solid, while Gott took all three of his DIII losses at the Wheaton tournament. #7 Lefever has had an excellent debut season with just a loss to Larson after the first tournament of the year. #8 Sarbacker only started wrestling for Whitewater in January, but he put together a good half season with a few big wins. Finally, the bottom three here all came from the West Region, including one of two wrestlers in the tournament (both from the West) that have losing records.