FORT WAYNE, Ind. — NCAA Division III’s top-ranked Wartburg College rocked Olivet, 46-3, and No. 11 Coe, 42-4, Thursday, keeping its championship hopes alive at the NWCA National Duals.
The Knights are scheduled to face No. 4 Ithaca 10 a.m. Friday in the semifinal round.
Wartburg’s Thursday success was highlighted by Cross Cannone and Logan Thomsen as they remained undefeated on the season. Cannone secured a major decision and technical fall in his two matches. Thomsen tallied a pair of technical falls, outscoring his two opponents, 34-0.
Brock Rathbun also made a major contribution for the Knights as he pinned both of his 133-pound opponents. Wartburg 197-pounder Kyle Fank finished his day with wins by technical fall and fall.
Peacocks go 2-1
Seton Hill edged Upper Iowa, 18-17, in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division II portion of the NWCA National Duals.
Logan Hopp secured bonus points for the Peacocks with an 11-3 major decision at heavyweight, but it wasn’t enough to offset a pin by Seton Hill’s Joel Cawoski at 141 as each team won five bouts.
Upper Iowa opened the day with a narrow win over Notre Dame (Ohio), 19-16. Josh Walker (133), Brock Benitz (157), Tucker Black (165), Jordan Gundrum (174) and Nick Baumler each had wins for Upper Iowa during that victory.
The Peacocks finished the day with a 28-12 win over Lake Erie College in the second consolation round.
WARTBURG 46, OLIVET 3
125—Jared Brickley (Olivet ) dec. Brenden Baker, 9-2. 133—Brock Rathbun (Wartburg) pinned Andrew Castaneda, 3:12. 141—Martine Sandoval (Wartburg) pinned Dean Roberts, 1:08. 149—Cross Cannone (Wartburg) dec. Cole Hersch, 11-3. 157—Logan Thomsen (Wartburg) tech fall over John Leark, 18-0. 165—Mike Ross (Wartburg) tech fall over Tyler Grimsley, 16-0. 174—Jacob Krakow (Wartburg) pinned Kamyab Kamali, 2:39. 184—Kyle Briggs (Wartburg) pinned Keagon Silverthorn, 2:39. 197—Kyle Fank (Wartburg) tech fall over Jack Tromp, 18-0. 285—Bowen Wileman (Wartburg) dec. Trevor Piggott, 7-4.
WARTBURG 42, COE 4
125—Cleveland (Wartburg) dec. Brock Henderson, 10-2. 133—Rathbun (Wartburg) pinned Fletcher Green, 1:11. 141—Brady Ruden (Coe) dec. Martine Sandoval, 23-13. 149—Cannone (Wartburg) tech fall over Levi Azinger, 17-2. 157—Thomsen (Wartburg) tech fall over Romello Hidalgo-Monjares, 16-0. 165—Max Forsyth (Wartburg) dec. Bryce Scott, 10-4. 174—Eric Devos (Wartburg) dec. Jake Voss, 10-4. 184—Tyler Lutes (Wartburg) dec. Josh Edel, 12-7. 197—Fank (Wartburg) pinned Andrew Holladay, 5:00. 285—Lance Evans (Wartburg) won by forfeit.
UPPER IOWA 19, NOTRE DAME 16
125—Robert Campos (ND) dec. Maleek Williams, 12-5. 133—Josh Walker (UI) dec. Kelan McKenna, 2-0. 141—Drew Walker (ND) dec. Hunter Slifka, 7-3. 149—Taylor Misuna (ND) dec. Damian Penichet, 8-3. 157—Brock Benitz (UI) pinned Jordan Tague, 4:10. 165—Tucker Black (UI) dec. Antwan Pugh, 4-2. 174—Jordan Gundrum (UI) dec. Roberto Rivera, 13-1. 184—Tony Vezzetti (ND) dec. Dalton Hahn, 14-4. 197—Nick Baumler (UI) dec. Logan Hall, 3-2. 285—Kameron Teacher (ND) dec. Logan Hopp, 7-1.
SETON HILL 18, UPPER IOWA 17
125—Williams (UI) dec. Alan Diltz, 7-4. 133—Walker (UI) dec. Rodney Sunday, 7-4. 141—Joel Cawoski (SH) pinned Slifka, 4:27. 149—Joseph Alessandro (SH) dec. Penichet, 2-0. 157—Jake Willochell (SH) dec. Mac Spotts, 6-0. 165—Zach Voytek (SH) dec. Black, 6-0. 174—Gundrum (UI) dec. Damon Greenwald, 13-2. 184—Hahn (UI) dec. Zach Mattucci, 6-4. 197—Jake Temple (SH) dec. Baumler, 4-1. 285—Hopp (UI) dec. Jody Crouse, 11-3.