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Spartans 5th in NCAA Central Regional

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Posted Mar 1, 2014

#3-seed 149 - Nick Drendel (Fr. 5-9 North Aurora, Ill./West Aurora)gets the pin over Wartburg in semi-finals. Drendel calimed the 149 lbs. title for the Spartans.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - 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.

 The Central Region includes each of the eight current Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools, recent Iowa Conference member Cornell College (Midwest Conference), Rock Island, Illinois resident Augustana College (CCIW), and the Knox College Prairie Fire (Midwest Conference) from Galesburg, Illinois. 

The Spartans competing include (with regional seeds):

#5-seed 125 - Nicholas Rivera (Jr. 5-5 Mesa, Ariz./Red Mountain)
#8-seed 133 - Stephen Rosenburg (So. 5-7 Joliet, Ill./Red Custer)
#3-seed 141 - Brian Travis (Jr. 5-7 St. Petersburg, Fla./Northside Ch.)
#3-seed 149 - Nick Drendel (Fr. 5-9 North Aurora, Ill./West Aurora)
#7-seed 157 - Joshua Lewis (Sr. 5-8 Tunnel Hill, Ga./NW Whitfield)
#3-seed 165 - Derek Mizaur (Sr. 5-8 Sherrard, Ill./Sherrard)
#8-seed 174 - Manuel Mendoza (Sr. 5-11 Salinas, Calif./Everett Alverez)
#8-seed 184 - Derek Minch (Jr. 6-0 Muscatine, Iowa/Muscatine)
(unseeded) 197 -  Nathan Cristion (Jr. 5-11 Port Angeles, Wash./Port Angeles)
#8-seed 285 - Dan Howell (So. 6-1 Oswego, Ill./Oswego)
 
NCAA DIII Regional - Central Results for University Of Dubuque
125 - Nicholas Rivera (18-16) placed 3rd and scored 11.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nicholas Rivera (University Of Dubuque) 18-16 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Nicholas Rivera (University Of Dubuque) 18-16 won by decision over Garrett Wangsness (Luther College) 27-7 (Dec 6-3)
    Semifinal - Gilberto Camacho (Wartburg College) 14-1 won by decision over Nicholas Rivera (University Of Dubuque) 18-16 (Dec 6-0)
    Cons. Semi - Nicholas Rivera (University Of Dubuque) 18-16 won by decision over Rudy Johnson (Loras College) 22-12 (Dec 1-0)
    3rd Place Match - Nicholas Rivera (University Of Dubuque) 18-16 won by decision over Jimmy Panozzo (Augustana College (Illinois)) 25-13 (Dec 5-4)

133 - Stephen Rosenburg (15-13) placed 5th and scored 12.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Stephen Rosenburg (University Of Dubuque) 15-13 won by fall over Carlos Barreda (Buena Vista University) 2-19 (Fall 4:01)
    Quarterfinal - Evan Obert (Luther College) 26-5 won by major decision over Stephen Rosenburg (University Of Dubuque) 15-13 (MD 9-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Stephen Rosenburg (University Of Dubuque) 15-13 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Stephen Rosenburg (University Of Dubuque) 15-13 won by decision over Aaron Anderson (Central College (Iowa)) 21-10 (Dec 8-5)
    Cons. Semi - Jimmy Gotto (Coe College) 21-8 won by fall over Stephen Rosenburg (University Of Dubuque) 15-13 (Fall 6:17)
    5th Place Match - Stephen Rosenburg (University Of Dubuque) 15-13 won by injury default over Wilson Metellus (Loras College) 3-3 (Inj. 0:00)

141 - Brian Travis (19-7) placed 3rd and scored 13.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Brian Travis (University Of Dubuque) 19-7 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Brian Travis (University Of Dubuque) 19-7 won by decision over Beau Westpfahl (Coe College) 23-16 (Dec 3-2)
    Semifinal - Matt Holmes (Loras College) 20-4 won by fall over Brian Travis (University Of Dubuque) 19-7 (Fall 0:25)
    Cons. Semi - Brian Travis (University Of Dubuque) 19-7 won by fall over Dakota Gray (Luther College) 21-20 (Fall 0:41)
    3rd Place Match - Brian Travis (University Of Dubuque) 19-7 won by decision over Beau Westpfahl (Coe College) 23-16 (Dec 6-3)

149 - Nick Drendel (20-6) placed 1st and scored 18.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Drendel (University Of Dubuque) 20-6 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Nick Drendel (University Of Dubuque) 20-6 won by major decision over Josh Donkle (Coe College) 18-16 (MD 17-8)
    Semifinal - Nick Drendel (University Of Dubuque) 20-6 won by fall over Mark Pinero (Wartburg College) 28-10 (Fall 0:57)
    1st Place Match - Nick Drendel (University Of Dubuque) 20-6 won by decision over Trevor Engle (Cornell College) 29-6 (Dec 8-5)

157 - Josh Lewis (15-16) placed 6th and scored 6.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Josh Lewis (University Of Dubuque) 15-16 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Steven DeWitt (Loras College) 30-5 won by tech fall over Josh Lewis (University Of Dubuque) 15-16 (TF-1.5 7:00 (20-5))
    Cons. Round 2 - Josh Lewis (University Of Dubuque) 15-16 won by major decision over Eric Vogel (Knox College) 8-21 (MD 13-1)
    Cons. Round 3 - Josh Lewis (University Of Dubuque) 15-16 won by decision over Ryan Vandall (Central College (Iowa)) 24-14 (Dec 5-2)
    Cons. Semi - Blake Letney (Luther College) 28-15 won by decision over Josh Lewis (University Of Dubuque) 15-16 (Dec 6-4)
    5th Place Match - Kevin Sundberg (Augustana College (Illinois)) 31-15 won by decision over Josh Lewis (University Of Dubuque) 15-16 (Dec 9-5)

165 - Derek Mizaur (18-8) placed 2nd and scored 15.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Derek Mizaur (University Of Dubuque) 18-8 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Derek Mizaur (University Of Dubuque) 18-8 won by fall over Cody Orr (Luther College) 26-21 (Fall 5:07)
    Semifinal - Derek Mizaur (University Of Dubuque) 18-8 won by decision over Farai Sewera (Coe College) 30-7 (Dec 11-6)
    1st Place Match - Cole Welter (Wartburg College) 30-1 won by decision over Derek Mizaur (University Of Dubuque) 18-8 (Dec 6-2)

174 - Manuel Mendoza (19-18) placed 5th and scored 11.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Austin Hayes (Buena Vista University) 12-18 won by major decision over Manuel Mendoza (University Of Dubuque) 19-18 (MD 12-2)
    Cons. Round 1 - Manuel Mendoza (University Of Dubuque) 19-18 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Manuel Mendoza (University Of Dubuque) 19-18 won by fall over Brett Roberts (Simpson College) 20-17 (Fall 1:56)
    Cons. Round 3 - Manuel Mendoza (University Of Dubuque) 19-18 won by decision over Greg Ventris (Knox College) 12-20 (Dec 7-2)
    Cons. Semi - Brent Hamm (Cornell College) 25-11 won in sudden victory - 1 over Manuel Mendoza (University Of Dubuque) 19-18 (SV-1 3-1)
    5th Place Match - Manuel Mendoza (University Of Dubuque) 19-18 won by injury default over Jordan Richardson (Augustana College (Illinois)) 21-16 (Inj. 0:00)

184 - Derek Minch (12-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Derek Minch (University Of Dubuque) 12-14 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Jayden DeVilbiss (Luther College) 31-9 won by fall over Derek Minch (University Of Dubuque) 12-14 (Fall 0:17)
    Cons. Round 2 - Derek Minch (University Of Dubuque) 12-14 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 3 - Aburough Abegesah (Cornell College) 13-14 won by decision over Derek Minch (University Of Dubuque) 12-14 (Dec 9-7)

197 - Nathan Cristion (6-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Lowy (Central College (Iowa)) 30-5 won by decision over Nathan Cristion (University Of Dubuque) 6-13 (Dec 11-4)
    Cons. Round 1 - Nathan Cristion (University Of Dubuque) 6-13 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Walls (Luther College) 19-13 won in sudden victory - 1 over Nathan Cristion (University Of Dubuque) 6-13 (SV-1 10-8)

285 - Dan Howell (10-11) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
    Champ. Round 1 - Dan Howell (University Of Dubuque) 10-11 received a bye () (Bye)
    Quarterfinal - Ryan Fank (Wartburg College) 34-2 won by decision over Dan Howell (University Of Dubuque) 10-11 (Dec 3-0)
    Cons. Round 2 - Dan Howell (University Of Dubuque) 10-11 won by fall over Joe Chirbas (Knox College) 0-23 (Fall 0:49)
    Cons. Round 3 - Cory Becker (Coe College) 19-12 won by decision over Dan Howell (University Of Dubuque) 10-11 (Dec 6-1)
 

1. Wartburg College 159.0

2. Coe College 127.0

3. Luther College 95.0

4. Cornell College 91.0

5. University Of Dubuque 90.0

6. Loras College 83.5

7. Augustana College (Illinois) 66.5

8. Buena Vista University 39.5

9. Central College (Iowa) 33.5

10. Knox College 10.5

11. Simpson College 1.0