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2018-19 Wartburg Preview

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Team: Wartburg College
Head Coach: Eric Keller
Years at School as Head Coach: 9
Career Record at Current School: 157-5
Assistant Coaches: Alex Dolly, Chris Smith, Elard Coello, Bryan Levsen, Mark Kist, Andrew Steiert, Tyler Lutes

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2017-2018 Dual Meet Record: 18-2

2018 NCAA Qualifiers:
125 Brennen Doebel NQ
133 Brock Rathbun National Champion
149 Cross Cannone National Champion
157 Logan Thomsen National Runner-up
165 Mike Ross 8th place
174 Eric DeVos 3rd place
184 Tyler Lutes National Runner-Up
197 Kyle Fank National Champion
HWT Lance Evans 4th place

Returning NCAA Qualifiers:
125 Brennen Doebel NQ
133 Brock Rathbun National Champion
149 Cross Cannone National Champion
165 Mike Ross 8th place

Top Returning Starters:
125 Brennen Doebel NQ
133 Brock Rathbun National Champion
149 Cross Cannone National Champion
165 Mike Ross 8th place

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Cameron Bates IL All Conference
Joaquin Bautista TX State runner-up, 4x state qualifier, 3x state placer
Koltyn Beckham IA All Conference
Isaiah Cox Junior College All-American (Transfer Iowa Lakes)
Conner Dalton IA CIML Conference Champion
Taylor Fleetwood IL State runner-up, 2x state place winner
Tyler Fleetwood IL 2x State Champ 4x state place winner
Brady Fritz IA State runner-up, 3x state place winner
Justin Henry MN State Runner Up
Trent Ingraham NY State Place Winner
Clarence Linke IL 3x State qualifier
James McNicholas IL All Conference
Brock Meyer IA State Place Winner
Jake Oltman NE 3x State place winner
Kobey Pritchard IA 3x State place winner
Zach Stewart IA State Champion
Zayren Terukina HI 2x State Champion
Kobe Woods IN State Champion (Transfer Purdue)

Season Outlook:
Wartburg Wrestling is focused on getting better each and every day and reaching our full potential.

Wartburg returns four national qualifiers and three All-Americans from it’s history making 14th 2018 NCAA championship team:
Jr. Brennen Doebel(125, NQ), So. Brock Rathbun (133, National Champion), Sr. Cross Cannone(141, National Champion), and So. Mike Ross (165, 8th)

The Knights will have some new faces in the lineup replacing two time runner-up, Logan Thomsen(157), three time All-American and NCAA Champion, Eric Devos (174), NCAA Runner-up, Tyler Lutes(184), two time All-American and National Champion, Kyle Fank (197), and three time All-American Lance Evans (285).