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Former Wartburg wrestler dies

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

A member of the Wartburg coaching staff has confirmed that former wrestler Aaron Wernimont has died.

Coach Eric Keller received a call around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning confirming that Wernimont died in Indiana. Keller says Wernimont woke up and was gasping for air. Wernimont's wife Kahri, also a former Wartburg athlete, called 911. He died on the way to the hospital. 

During his time wrestling at Wartburg, Wernimont won two individual national titles and helped lead the team to two consecutive Division III NCAA titles.

Wernimont was from Pocahontas.

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