Simpson wrestling falls prey in Wartburg’s 181st straight IIAC-dual win


by Brock Borgeson, Sports Editor

WAVERLY, Iowa – If Wednesday night’s dual was any indication, No. 1 Wartburg looks like they’ll continue their stranglehold in the Iowa Conference. 

The Wartburg Knights improved to 1-0 in duals on the season, dominating Simpson 49-6 with the help of seven top 10 wrestlers.

Simpson’s only points came when Brett Roberts pinned No. 8 Bryan Levsen at 184 as he improved to 3-0 in dual meets on the season, continuing to show his ability to compete against the nation’s best.


125: #7 Arnulfo Olea (WB) win by 19-6 maj dec vs. Deven Acevedo

133: #3 Connor Campo (WB) wins by forfeit

141: #10 Kaz Onoo (WB) wins by fall at :47 vs Sam Reichenbacker      

149: #2 Mark Pinero (WB) wins by fall at 2:19 vs Jonathon Melton

157: Brady Meyer (WB) win by 10-1 maj dec vs Jacob Mize

165: Brandon Madsen (WB) wins by fall at 4:56 vs. Shane Swank

174: Eric Devos (WB) wins by 17-1 tech fall vs. Spencer Ward

184: Brett Roberts (Simp) wins by fall at 2:52 vs #8 Bryan Levsen

197: #1 Gerard Roman (WB) wins by fall at :56 vs DeVaughn Scott

285: #7 Lance Evans (WB) win by fall at 1:17 vs. Colby Vlieger

The Knights pinned Simpson (1-2, 0-1) six times, finishing with three straight pins to end the match.


Wartburg head coach Eric Keller earned his 100th win on Wednesday as Wartburg notched their 181st straight Iowa Conference win.

Simpson will head back to the eastern half of the state on Saturday for the Coe Turkey Invitational in Cedar Rapids. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m.