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The University of Dubuque wrestling team competes in the strongest wrestling conference in America. The Iowa Conference routinely has 5-6 schools ranked in the NCAA Division III Top-20. The Spartans finished as high as third in the IIAC Championships and have claimed two national champions in the past few years.

You will train with a quality staff who bring years of wrestling experience into the wrestling room. They will help you develop the tools it will take to be successful at the Division III level. If you want to be the best, be part of the Spartan wrestling team.

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McGovern Named National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III President Elect

The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced University of Dubuque head wrestling coach Jon McGovern as Division III president elect replacing position vacated by Roger Crebs of Lycoming. He will assume the vacated position immediately.

Spartans Prepare for NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships

The University of Dubuque wrestling team is anxious to begin the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championships this weekend at the NCAA National Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on March 14-15. The Spartans qualified four wrestlers for the championships Nicholas Rivera (125 lbs.), Brian Travis (141 lbs.), Nick Drendel (149 lbs.), and Derek Mizaur (165 lbs.).

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Upcoming Events

  • Wrestling
    11/8/2014
    at Knox Invite

  • Wrestling
    11/15/2014
    vs. Augustana College (10:00 AM) and vs. Knox College (10:00 AM)

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Roster

Wrestling Team

Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
Brian Bolland 6-0 238 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
Julio Chavez 5-4 133 Junior Midlothian, Ill.
Joey Cisneros 5-3 125 Freshman Visalia, Calif.
Adrian Collier 5-9 152 Junior Mt. Zion, Ill.
Nathan Cristion 5-10 215 Senior Port Angeles, Wash.
James Cunningham 5-5 135 Freshman Guttenberg, Iowa
Zack Depuy 5-7 133 Freshman Sterling, Ill.
Billy Ertl 5-10 215 Junior Tilton, Ill.
Martin Flemming 6-2 HWT Sophomore Milwaukee, Wis.
Roger Fox III 6-0 185 Freshman Palmyra, Ill.
Frank Frassetto 5-5 165 Sophomore Oshkosh, Wis.
Javier Guillen 5-2 125 Junior Tucson, Ariz.
Cosmo Halwix 5-10 215 Freshman Romeoville, Ill.
Trey Hess 5-3 133 Sophomore Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dan Howell 6-1 HWT Senior Oswego, Ill.
Mark Johnson 5-2 133 Freshman Crest Hill, Ill.
Ethan Kleitsch 5-7 141 Freshman Readlyn, Iowa
Kody Krenz 5-7 150 Junior Letts, Iowa
Stephen Kruse 5-9 215 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
Terrance Kubski 5-10 149 Senior Plainfield, Ill.
Mason Kwilinski 5-10 165 Freshman Montevideo, Minn.
Mitchell Kwilinski 5-9 Freshman Montevideo, Minn.
Michael Ladaika 6-2 174 Sophomore Cashton, Wis.
Drew Lattner 6-4 HWT Sophomore Santon Valley, Ariz.
Matthew Leveille 6-1 197 Senior Chicago, Ill.
Manny Mendoza 5-10 165 Senior Salinas, Calif.
Brendan Menacher 5-8 215 Freshman Monticello, Iowa
Nicholas Meyer 5-6 130 Freshman Algonquin, Ill.
Miguel Modeste 6-1 180 Junior Dubuque, Iowa
Max Obois 5-8 157 Freshman Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Cody Ortmann 6-0 184 Senior Forsyth, Ill.
Eric Powell-Adair 149 Junior Bellwood, Ill.
Nicholas Rivera 5-7 125 Senior Mesa, Ariz.
Jesus Rodriguez Jr. 5-10 Freshman Franklin Park, Ill.
Ben Schneider 149 Senior New Lenox, Ill.
Joseph Shue 5-10 197 Senior Bridgeview, Ill.
Jared Smith 133 Senior Mandeville, La.
Riley Sweetland 5-5 Freshman Tonica, Ill.
Brian Travis 5-10 149 Senior Redington Shores, Fla.
Elton Turnage 5-10 174 Junior Aurora, Ill.
Keegan Witbeck 5-9 125 Sophomore Muscatine, Iowa
Nikolis Zicuis 5-4 HWT Sophomore Manville, R.I.

Schedule

Oct. 11

Intrasquad

Dubuque, Iowa

9:00 a.m.

Oct. 25

UD Wrestle-Offs

Dubuque, Iowa

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 08

at Knox Chuck Porter Invite

Galesburg, Ill.

9:00 a.m.

Nov. 15

vs. Augustana College

Dubuque, Iowa

10:00 a.m.

Nov. 15

at Luther Open

Decorah, Iowa

9:00 a.m.

Nov. 22

at Concordia Univ. Open

Mequon, Wis.

9:00 a.m.

Dec. 06

at UW-La Crosse Candlewood Suites Duals

La Crosse, Wis.

 

 

UD vs. Augsburg College

La Crosse, Wis.

9:00 a.m.

 

UD vs. UW-Stevens Pt.

La Crosse, Wis.

10:45 a.m.

 

UD vs. SW Minn. State

La Crosse, Wis.

12:30 p.m.

Dec. 13

at North Central Invite

Chicago, Ill.

9:00 a.m.

Dec. 29

52nd Annual Midlands Championships  

Evanston, Ill.

9:00 a.m.

Dec. 30

52nd Annual Midlands Championships  

Evanston, Ill.

11:00 a.m.

Jan. 03

at Chicago Duals

Chicago, Ill.

1:00 p.m.

Jan. 09

at NWCA National Duals

Fort Wayne, Ind.

9:00 a.m.

Jan. 10

at NWCA National Duals

Fort Wayne, Ind.

9:00 a.m.

Jan. 17

at Wheaton Duals

Wheaton, Ill.

1:00 p.m.

Jan. 22

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, Wis.

8:00 p.m.

Jan. 24

at IIAC Duals

Waverly, Iowa

 

 

vs. Central College

Waverly, Iowa

10:00 a.m.

 

vs. Buena Vista University

Waverly, Iowa

 

 

vs. Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa

 

Jan. 29

at Luther College

Decorah, Iowa

TBA

Jan. 30

vs. Simpson College

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Jan. 31

at Loras Duhawk Open

Dubuque, Iowa

9:00 a.m.

Feb. 06

vs. Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 12

at Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 13

vs. Cornell College

Dubuque, Iowa

7:00 p.m.

Feb. 14

UD Jim Fox Invite

Dubuque, Iowa

9:00 a.m.

Feb. 28

NCAA Central Regional

Dubuque, Iowa

9:00 a.m.

Mar. 13

NCAA National Championships

Hershey, Pa.

11:00 a.m.

Mar. 14

NCAA National Championships

Hershey, Pa.

10:00 a.m.

 

Season Statistics

Coaches

University of Dubuque Wrestling Coaches Profile
Jon McGovern
Jon McGovern
Head Wrestling Coach

BA, Central College
MA, University of Iowa



Email: jmcgover@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3685
Fax: (563) 589-3425
Office Location: 315 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to close

Jon McGovern joined the Spartans as Head Wrestling Coach for the University of Dubuque in 2002. Prior to joining the staff at the University of Dubuque, McGovern was the head assistant coach at the University of Chicago. His knowledge of the sport was shared around the Chicago area where he volunteered his time running a freestyle wrestling club for high school youth. 

McGovern spent 2000 year training full time at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He placed 4th in the finals of the 2000 Olympic Trials in Dallas Texas. He was a 1998 US National Team Member and placed third at the 1998 US National Tournament and third at the 1998 World Team Trials. 

During the 1998-1999 season he was the assistant head wrestling coach at the University of Pennsylvania where he helped coach the team to a school record 11th place finish in the NCAA Division I National Championships with three NCAA All-Americans and one NCAA Division I National Champion. In 1997-1998, he was the head assistant coach at the University of Virginia and helped coach the squad which set a school record of seven NCAA Division I National Qualifiers and a second place finish in the Athletic Coast Conference Championships. 

McGovern graduated from Central College in 1992. As a Dutch, he earned the distinction of being a three-time NCAA Division III All-American, a three-time IIAC Champion, and a two-time NCAA Division III National Champion. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Iowa in 1996. The native of Riceville, Iowa, was a four-time state qualifier and a three-time place winner in high school. 

McGovern's Wrestling Highlights: 
3rd in prestigious Midlands Open (1992, 1993) 
3rd in Cerro Pelado Tournament in Cuba (1998, 1999) 
3rd in Henre Deglane Challenge in France (1998, 1999) 
2nd in Sunkist International Open (1997) 
Gold Medal in US Olympic Festival 
Competed with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club with Dan Gable (1993-1996) 
US Olympic Training Center full-time resident athlete (1999-2000) 

Coach McGovern has coached the team to 88  team dual meet victories since taking over a winless program.

•11th year as Head Coach
•UD’s all-time leader for career coaching dual meet wins - 88
•Named NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year in 2006
•Coached UD Wrestling to four top twenty finishes and two top 15 finishes at the NCAA DIII Championships
•Has coached 3 Top 15 NCAA Academic Scholar Team Finishes
•Has coached 7 All-Americans, 2 national champions, 1 national runner-up, 14 NCAA Academic Scholar All-Americans, 18 IIAC Academic Scholars, and 1 Iowa Conference Male Scholar Athletes of the Year


Josh Terrell
Josh Terrell
Assistant Wrestling Coach

BA, Health, Wellness and Rec, University of Dubuque



Office Location: 401 Stoltz Sports Center

Michael Mena
Michael Mena
Assistant Wrestling Coach

BA, University of Iowa



Email: mmena@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3347
Office Location: 307 Stoltz Sports Center
Biography - Click to close

Mike Mena, a former University of Iowa standout, has been named to the University of Dubuque wrestling staff, Head Coach Jon McGovern announced.

Previously, Mike served as an assistant coach for nine seasons for the Indiana University wrestling program. Mena worked extensively with the Hoosier lightweights. His tutelage  led to a 125-lbs. national championship for Indiana in several seasons at Indiana.  In 2008, Mena guided Angel Escobedo to an incredible 34-1 season that ended with the national title after guiding Joe Dubuque to back-to-back 125-lbs. national championships, in 2004 and 2005

Mena is a three-time U.S. freestyle national team member, earning the status by finishing in the top three at the U.S. World Team Trials in 1999, 2001 and 2003. Mena also competed at the 2000 Olympic trials in Dallas, finishing fifth, while at the 2004 USA Olympic Trials in Indianapolis he placed seventh.  Mena won gold medals at the New York Athletic Club International, Sunkist International and the 2000 Olympic Qualification International in Mexico. By winning the gold in Mexico, Mena ensured the U.S. would qualify the 119-pound weight class to the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Additionally, he placed six times at the U.S. senior level Freestyle National Championship. 

Mena graduated from the University of Iowa in 1997 where he was a four-time NCAA All-American and a Big-10 Champion.  The Iowa graduate played an important part on three NCAA Team Championship Teams for legendary wrestling coach Dan Gable.

The Rock Falls, Ill. native is a graduate of Newman Central Catholic H.S. (1992). Mena was the first four-time undefeated state champion in the history of Illinois High School wrestling. He finished his career with a 157-0 record. Mena has five children; Breanna, Elisia, Chris, Makaley, and Gracie. 

Head Coach Jon McGovern and Mike Mena both competed for three seasons under the tutelage of Dan Gable with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.

"Mike is a proven coach and will be a great addition to our coaching staff.”  stated Head Spartan Coach Jon McGovern.


Ryan Warczynski
Ryan Warczynski
Assistant Wrestling Coach

Email: rwarczynski@dbq.edu 

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