WAVERLY -- The No. 3-ranked Wartburg wrestling team is set for its home-opening meet this Wednesday, Nov. 20, hosting an American Rivers Conference dual versus Simpson College at 7 p.m. inside Levick Arena.
During the meet intermission, Wartburg will honor former great Kenny Anderson '14, who tragically passed away this October at the age of 29.
A three-time NCAA Champion, Anderson held a 76-3 career record as a lightweight and led the Knights to national championships in 2012, 2013, and 2014. A native of Billerica, Mass., Anderson is a member of the State Wrestling Hall of Fame in Massachusetts, where he was inducted in 2011.
WARTBURG COLLEGE (1-0, 1-0 A-R-C) VS. SIMPSON COLLEGE (0-2, 0-0 A-R-C)
Date: Nov. 20, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Site: Waverly, Iowa // Levick Arena
Series: Wartburg leads 29-9
Radio: KWAY Country AM 1470 FM 96.3 // Greg Hovden, Al Hoeper
LAST TIME OUT
The Knights competed at the Luther Open in Decorah on Saturday, with four individuals receiving bracket titles in their respective weight classes.
Wartburg recorded three elite bracket titles; Martine Sandoval at 157, Max Forsyth and 165, and Kyle Briggs at 174. Joe Pins took first in the 133 silver bracket. Additionally, Brady Kyner (Elite 125) and Kris Rumph (Elite 133) earned runner-up finishes.
KNIGHTS RANKED THIRD IN NWCA
The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released its second team and individual rankings earlier this week, with Wartburg remaining ranked No. 3 and six Knights ranked their respective weight classes.
Six Wartburg student-athletes were ranked throughout different weight classes:
125 - Brady Kyner, 5th
133 - Kris Rumph, 4th
141 - Brock Rathbun, 4th
149 - Brady Fritz, 6th
174 - Kyle Briggs, 2nd
197 - Kobe Woods, 6th
Saturday's match will mark the 53rd meeting between Wartburg and Simpson, with the Knights holding a 47-5 series advantage. Wartburg has won 30-straight over the Storm, including a 46-6 win last season in Indianola.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Date Home/Away Result
11/14/18 A W, 46-6
11/15/17 H W, 38-10
11/16/16 A W, 41-4
11/18/15 H W, 49-6
11/19/14 A W, 52-0