MoTW: Desert Duals

Tomorrow is the Desert Duals in Las Vegas, hosted by Wartburg.  Thirteen teams make up the field including #2 Wartburg, #7 Coe, #19 North Central, #28 Loras, Elmhurst, King’s, and Simpson.  Non-division III teams include Apprentice, Grand Canyon, Menlo, Morningside and Great Falls. ranked wrestlers that could compete are  Jake Oster (Elmhurst), Rob Struthers (Wartburg), and Clayton Rush (Coe) at 125; Dave Morgan (King’s), Jacob Helvey (Wartburg), Adam Johnson (North Central), and Gannon Hjerleid (Coe) at 133; Zach McKray (Wartburg) and Niles Mercer (Coe) at 141; Jacob Naig (Wartburg) and Jeff Kastel (Elmhurst) at 149; Aaron Wernimont (Wartburg) at 157; Tyler Burkle (Coe) and Adam Weber (Wartburg) at 165; Grant Jenkins (Wartburg) at 174; Romeo Djoumessi (Wartburg), Gabe Youel (North Central), and Greg Lalla (Coe) at 184; TJ Miller (Wartburg) at 197; and Brian Borchers (Wartburg) at 285.  Morgan, Naig, and Djoumessi are all ranked #1 at their respective weights, while Miller was the national champion at his weight in 2007.

Overall, that is four ranked teams and 20 ranked individuals at this tough event that caps off the fall semester for most of the teams in attendance.

2007 Desert Duals Event Website