Wartburg claims 22nd straight IIAC title

WAVERLY, Iowa -- The No. 1 ranked Wartburg wrestling team (18-0 overall) won its 22nd straight Iowa Conference Championship Friday in its 25-9 win over No. 11 Coe (13-5).

The Knights have won 22 consecutive IIAC championships and have 173 straight wins over IIAC opponents.

Their 22 consecutive conference titles is the longest streak in Division III wrestling. The longest previous streak was 17 which was held by Augsburg College (1987-2003).

Wartburg wins 25-9
125 #1 Gilberto Camacho (WB) wins by 13-1 maj dec vs. Jan Rosenberg (Coe). WB leads 4-0
133 #7 Jimmy Gotto (Coe) wins by fall at 0:06 vs. #2 Kenny Anderson (WB). Coe leads 6-4
141 #7 Connor Campo (WB) wins by 7-1 dec vs. Beau Westpfahl (Coe). WB leads 7-6
149 Mark Pinero (WB) wins by 6-1 dec vs. Josh Donkle (Coe). WB leads 10-6.
157 #9 Brett Yonkovic (WB) wins by 7-5 dec. vs. #2 Dimitri Boyer (Coe). WB leads 13-6.
165 #3 Cole Welter (WB) wins by 1-0 dec vs Farai Sewera (Coe). WB leads 16-6.
174 #1 Landon Williams (WB) wins by 3-0 dec vs. #4 Ethan Ball (Coe). WB leads 19-6.
184 #10 Ryan Sheldon (Coe) wins by 5-2 dec vs. #8 Sam Upah (WB). WB leads 19-9.
197 #6 Punahele Soriano (WB) wins by 3-1 dec vs. #10 Donnie Horner (Coe). WB leads 22-9
285 #2 Ryan Fank (WB) wins by 4-1 dec. vs. Cory Becker (Coe). WB wins 25-9
Official: Kevin Tann

Other Notes:
-Camacho repeated his win over Rosenberg in the regular-season meeting.
-Anderson returned to the varsity dual lineup for the first time since the IIAC Duals on Jan. 15.
-Campo tallied his 25th win of the year.
-Pinero earned his 24th win of the season.
-Pinero repeated as the victor against Donkle from the regular-season meeting.
-Yonkovic recorded his 27th win of the season.
-Yonkovic avenged his loss against Boyer from the regular-season meeting on Jan. 30 where Boyer won 5-2.
-Welter repeated as the winner against Sewera from the regular-season meeting.
-Welter earned his 25th win of the season.
-Landon Williams has a team-best 34 victories and continues his undefeated streak against Division III opponents.
-Williams took sole possession of the eighth spot on the program's list of career win leaders with 128.
-Soriano won his 29th victory of the year.
-Fank earned his 30th win of the season.
-Fank repeated as the victor from the regular-season meeting.
-Wartburg has an overall winning streak to 54, which dates back to the 2011-12 season.
-Wartburg is 18-0 on the season.
-This marked the third 18-0 season in program history as the team finished with that record in 1992-93 and 2010-11.


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