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UD Wrestling Ranked 25th in NWCA Coaches Poll

Oct 24, 2013
The University of Dubuque Wrestling team is ranked 25th in the NWCA Preseason D-III Poll. The Spartans are coming off a 2012-13 season in which they finished with a 10-8 overall record and tied for third place in the IIAC at 4-3. UD returns three National Qualifiers and four All-Iowa Conference honorees.

Loras Open Results

Nov 9, 2013
Derek Mizaur paces the Spartans at Loras Open with a fourth place finish at 174 lbs. (Gold Bracket),

Travis and Kubica Ranked for Spartans

Nov 14, 2013
The Spartans have two wrestlers ranked individually. Brian Travis (Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla./Northside Ch.) is ranked third in the 141 lbs. class. Joining him is Joseph Kubica (Jr., Lake Park, Ill./Lake Park) who is ranked 10th in the 165 weight class.

Spartans Open Dual Meet Season

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling team opened their dual meet schedule on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Spartans dropped the first match to the host Vikings vy a 13-22 score, but rallied back to beat Knox College in the second dual of the afternoon by a score of 40-12.

Kubica Leads Spartans at Concordia Open

Nov 23, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling team competed at the 21st Annual Concordia University Open Wrestling meet on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Spartans were led by Joseph Kubica who finished 3rd at 165 lbs. Nick Drendel placed 5th at 149lbs. with three falls. Kody Krenz capped off the afternoon with three wins by falls at 133 lbs.

Spartans Open IIAC Dual Meet Season, Prepare for Jim Fox Spartan Open

Dec 6, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling opened their Iowa Conference dual meet season on Friday night against #3-ranked Luther College Norse. The Spartans edged out an early lead 10-9 when Nick Drendel (Fr., North Aurora, Ill./West Aurora HS) grabbed the win by a fall in 2:08 at 149 lbs. The top-ranked Norse re-took the lead after winning the next five matches before the Spartans Dan Howell (So., Oswego, Ill./Oswego HS) earned a fall in 1:36 at 285 lbs. UD's Brian Travis (Jr., Redington Shores, Fla./Northside Christian HS) currently ranked #9 in NWCA individual rankings was the only other victor after claiming a major decision at 141 lbs. by a 11-2 score.

8th Annual Jim Fox Spartan Open Results

Dec 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Wrestling team hosted the 8th Annual Jim Fox Open on Saturday with 133 individuals taking part in the event. The Spartans top finisher was Dan Howell with a second place finish in the 285 lbs. division. Kody Krenz finished in third place at 133 lbs. while also picking up three wins by fall.

Spartans Battle #8-Ranked Kohawks

Dec 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque wrestling team wrestled #8-ranked Coe College in front of a loud crowd in McCormick Gymnasium on Saturday. The Spartans captured two matches as the Kohawks won eight en route to a 31-9 victory. The final score doesn't represent the wrestling on the mat as UD lost four matches by four points or less.

University of Chicago Duals

Jan 4, 2014
Spartans open 2014 with three dual team victories at the University of Chicago duals. Spartans capture win over #18-ranked St. John's University (MN)in final dual of afternoon.

#28-ranked Spartans Battle #3-ranked UW-Whitewater in Wrestling

Jan 16, 2014
The #28-ranked University of Dubuque wrestling team battled a road tested #3-ranked UW-Whitewater Warhawks and came up short, losing 41-0 on senior night in Stoltz Sports Center.

Wheaton College Duals Results

Jan 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque #28-ranked wrestling team finished the Wheaton Duals with a 2-1 record. The Spartans improved to 6-5 overall.

Iowa Conference Duals Hosted by Buena Vista

Jan 25, 2014
The #28-ranked Spartans finished 2-1 in dual meets at one half of the Iowa Conference Duals hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. UD edged out Central College 23-15 in the first round. UD beat the host Beavers in the second round by a 24-18 score and lost to the #1-ranked Wartburg in the third round 0-43.

Spartans Face #18 Cornell in Wrestling

Jan 31, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team took an early lead over the #18-ranked Cornell College Rams on Friday night, but the host Rams captured the final four matches to claim the dual 24-14 over the Spartans. UD falls to 8-7 overall in dual meets. The Spartans continue their conference season on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a dual at Simpson College at 1:00 p.m.

Spartans Quiet Storm in 35-14 Dual Meet Victory

Feb 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling evened its' Iowa Conference mark on Saturday to 3-3 in IIAC with a 34-15 victory over the Simpson College Storm. The Spartans will finish their conference dual season at Loras College on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Spartans Lose, But Win Right To Host IIAC Dual Championship

Feb 7, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team may have lost their final conference dual of the season to the Loras College Duhawks by a 15-29 score, but the loss opened up the opportunity for the Spartans to host the 2014 Iowa Conference Dual Meet Championship on February 14. Vs. the Buena Vista University Beavers at 7:00 p.m. for 5th and 6th place in the IIAC. The Spartans will host the UD Open on February 15. beginning at 9:00 a.m.

2014 University of Dubuque Wrestling Open

Feb 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque hosted the 2014 UD Open on Saturday. The Spartans Adrian Collier and Nathan Cristion won their weight classes. Dubuque also had numerous second place finishers with Nic Rivera, Brian Travis, Manny Mendoza, and Drew Lattner advancing to the finals.

Spartans 5th in NCAA Central Regional

Mar 1, 2014
The 2014 NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships at Five Flags Center in downtown Dubuque, Iowa was held on March 1. The qualifier will send 30 wrestlers to the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championships on March 14-15 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The University of Dubuque will send four national qualifiers. Leading the way was Nick Drendel who claimed the 149 lbs. title. Derek Mizaur finished 2nd at 165 lbs. Nicholas Rivera claimed 3rd in the 125 lbs. class along with teammate Brian Travis who placed 3rd at 141 lbs. The four qualifers helped the Spartans to a 5th place finish with 90 points.

Spartans Prepare for NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships

Mar 10, 2014
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.).

McGovern Named National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III President Elect

Mar 11, 2014
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 Open Wrestling Season at 2014 Knox College Chuck Porter Open

Nov 9, 2014
The University of Dubuque Spartan wrestling team began the 2014-15 season by competing at the 2014 Chuck Porter Open. More than 200 wrestlers from 10 area schools competed in the event at Knox College's T. Fleming Fieldhouse. The Spartans Manuel Mendoza captured the 165 lbs. title with a 6-0 victory in the finals over #3-seed Devon Fenstermaker of Truman State.

Wrestlers Fall in Home Dual Opener 15-24

Nov 17, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team hosted their first dual meet of the 2014-15 season and came up a bit short losing the match to Augustana College (Ill.) by a 15-24 score.

Three Wrestlers Place at Concordia University Open

Nov 23, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team competed in the challenging 2014 Concordia University Open Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. The Spartans captured three place finishers as several of the top Division III collegiate wrestlers across the Midwest gathered at the R. John Buuck Field House Saturday for the Concordia University Wisconsin Open

Spartans Face Top-ranked Teams at UW-La Crosse Duals

Dec 6, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team faced top-ranked competition on Saturday and finished 1-2 in dual meets. The Spartans beat UW-Stevens Point by criteria 21-20. Match was tied, but the Spartans earned one team point for criteria of scoring 51 points in decision and major decision victories while UW-SP scored 50.

Cisneros and Travis Win Titles at North Central Tourney

Dec 19, 2014
The University of Dubuque wrestling team earned two individual titles at the 2014 North Central College Wrestling Tournament. Freshman Joey Cisneros won the 125 lbs. weight class after beating Collin Lesko (Alma) in the finals by a decision of 8-2. Senior Brian Travis claimed the 149 lbs. title after earning a 3-2 decision in the finals.

Spartans Wrestlers Open 2015 at University of Chicago Duals

Jan 3, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team returned to action in 2015 by competing in the competitive University of Chicago Duals on Saturday. The Spartans lost the opening dual to St. John's 21-30, beat Harper in the second round 27-15, and capped off the busy afternoon with a narrow defeat to #2-ranked Wabash 15-24. Senior captain Nic Rivera at 133 lbs. completed the afternoon with a perfect 3-0 record as freshman teammate Dominic Sterr finished 2-0 at 197 lbs.

Wrestling Mat Mayhem NWCA National Duals

Jan 9, 2015
Eighty-six teams from five different collegiate divisions will take to the mats at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals presented by Hibiclens and the United States Marine Corps in honor of Cliff Keen on January 9-10.

2014 Loras College Wrestling Flash Flanagan Open

Jan 10, 2015
Joseph Shue led the Spartans at the Flanagan Open with a sixth place finish at 184 lbs. as 149 competitors battled in the open. Schools competing included University of Dubuque, Loras College, UW-Oshkosh, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin, Upper Iowa University, UW-Platteville, University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa and Triton.

Wrestling Splits at Wheaton

Jan 17, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team captured a dual meet win over Wheaton College 36-12, but lost to UW-La Crosse 3-30 on Saturday. Freshman Joey Cisneros was the lone Spartan to finish 2-0 after collecting a slim 5-4 decision over Ryan Weinmann of UW-L and won by a 10-4 decision over Carlos Fuentez of Wheaton.

Wrestling Hold Pioneers Scoreless in Dual Meet

Jan 22, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team left no dispute about the victor in Thursday night's dual meet at UW-Platteville. The match began at 141 lbs. and the Spartans Stephen Rosenburg opened the meet with a 12-2 major decision. The Pioneers wrestled well, but it was a total Spartan domination as they rolled off 10 consecutive wins to capture the meet 41-0.

2015 Iowa Conference Duals

Jan 24, 2015
The Iowa Conference are hosting team duals in two locations on Saturday. The Spartans travel to #1-ranked Wartburg and will wrestle Central College at 10:00 a.m., Buena Vista at 12:00 p.m. and finish with the hosts Wartburg College at 2:00 p.m. In Indianola, Simpson College host Coe College, Luther College, and Loras College.

#30-ranked Spartans Face #16-ranked Luther

Jan 29, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team has a busy Iowa Conference week. Thursday night the #30-ranked Spartans (7-10 overall in dual meets) faced the #16-ranked Luther College Norse (10-6 in dual meets) and came up short 9-30. Freshman Joey Cisneros gave the Spartans a 3-0 lead after winning the 125 lbs. match in overtime 5-3. Elton Turnage-Manuel battled to a 3-2 victory at 174 lbs. and Dominic Sterr earned the 3-2 decision at 197 lbs.

#30-ranked Spartan Wrestling Quiets Storm 36-3

Jan 30, 2015
The #30-ranked University of Dubuque dropped just one match on Friday night en route to a 36-3 victory over the Simpson College Storm in Stoltz Sports Center. Nicholas Rivera captured a fall as time was expiring in the first period of the 133 lbs. match in 2:48. Kody Krenz won by fall in the 149 lbs. weight class in 4:31.

#30-Ranked Wrestlers Suffer Home Loss

Feb 6, 2015
The University of Dubuque Stoltz Sports Center thundered with a large crowd on hand to watch #30-ranked Spartans vs. Loras College Duhawks. UD jumped out to an early lead when they captured the opening two matches, but the Duhawks rallied back to take the middle weights. UD capped off the evening with a fall at 285, unfortunately for the Spartans, the Duhawks won the hard battled Iowa Conference dual 24-18.

Spartan Wrestling Edged out Against #17 Coe

Feb 12, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team may have lost their ranking in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association poll, but that didn't slow them down from nearly toppling #17-ranked Coe College Kohawks on Thursday night.

Wrestling Wrap Up Home Dual Season Against #18 Cornell

Feb 13, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team for the second consecutive night would find itself facing another regional ranked team in #18 Cornell College. The Spartans and the Rams provided competitive matches throughout the night, with just one match being decided by a major decison in favor of the Spartans Nicholas Rivera at 133 lbs. when he captured the match 11-1. Just a handful of points would seperate the other nine weight classes which unfortunately came up short for UD on Senior Night on Friday by a score of 10-21 against Cornell.

9th Annual Jim Fox Open Final Wrestling Results

Feb 14, 2015
The University of Dubuque held the 9th Annual Jim Fox Open Wrestling meet in McCormick Gymnasium and Stoltz Sports Center on Saturday. Plenty of quality individuals battled in one of the final meets prior to the NCAA Central Regional on Feb. 28 at Five Flags Center in Dubuque.

Wrestling Place 7th at NCAA Division III Central Regional

Feb 28, 2015
The University of Dubuque wrestling team finished with 65.5 points in the 2015 NCAA Division III Central Regional for a seventh place finish. The Top-3 wrestlers in each weight class advanced to the 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships March 13-14 at Hershey, Pa., the Spartans failed to gain a national qualifier in 2015. UD's best finishes were a quartet of fifth place finishes and a pair of sixth place finishes.

Wrestling Honored with Top-30 Academic Ranking by NWCA

Mar 13, 2015
The National Westling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the their academic awards for 2014-15 at the NCAA Division III National Championships this week. The University of Dubuque wrestling team earned the NWCA Academic Team Honor by being ranked #28 in the nation in overall team grade point average with a 3.27 GPA.