The No. 1 Wartburg wrestling team three-peated as the NCAA Central Regional Champions with its 167.5 points and had a school-record seven individual champions.

The Knights also had nine qualifiers for the NCAA Championships in Hershey, Penn.

"I'm proud of this group of guys," said head coach Eric Keller, who was also named the Regional Head Coach of the Year. "It says a lot about how our guys were unknown and unranked at the beginning of the season and how our development all year has progressed to where we are today."

Championship results:

125: Jake Agnitsch (WB) win by 3-2 dec over Daniel Page (Central)

133: Connor Campo (WB) win by 11-4 dec vs Ethan Obert (Luther)

149: Kenny Martin (WB) won by fall at 1:01 vs Gray (Luther)

157: Steven DeWitt (Loras) win by 5-2 dec vs Drew Wagenhoffer (WB)

165: Andrew Steiert (WB) win by 5-3 dec 2 OT vs Farai Sewera (Coe)

174: Brent Hamm (Cornell) win by 3-2 dec Brandon Welter (WB)

184: Devin Peterson (WB) win by 4-0 dec vs Ryan Sheldon (Coe)

197: Gerard Roman (WB) win by 12-7 dec vs Matt Seabold (Central)

285: Ben Nagle (WB) win by 7-2 dec vs Jack Seamon (Augustana)

 

Third Place: 141: Stegar (Loras) won by fall at 3:24 vs Kaz Onoo (WB). Onoo took fourth.

 

Other Notes:

  • Wartburg three-peated as the Central Regional team champion.
  • Campo repeats as Central Regional Champ.
  • Campo avenges regular-season loss to Obert who halted his winning streak in Jan.
  • Roman has a 18-match winning streak and leads the team in wins.
  • Martin has a 15-match winning streak.
  • Peterson has now won 11 in a row.