Wartburg wrestlers eye the three-peat - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Wartburg wrestlers eye the three-peat

Posted: Updated:
WAVERLY (KWWL) -

Championships are the expectation for the Wartburg Knights, and this year is no different.

“They're coming in here on a mission, which is what it takes. You've got to be on a mission,” said head coach Eric Keller about this year's squad.

That mission is a third straight national team title. The Knights' line-up includes 5 returning All-Americans including champion Eric Devos and runner-ups Logan Thomsen and Cross Cannone.

A week ago, however, this team got a wake-up call a week ago when their 60 match duals win streak was snapped by Wisconsin-Whitewater.

“I think there were some guys that were maybe going through the motions a bit," said Keller, "and that can't happen.”

He doesn't see that happening again as he says even the newcomers have picked up the pace since that day.

“Guys are just starting to scratch the surface of what's possible, and it's exciting to see that light bulb come on for them.”

That light coming on could be the key to the 14th title in program history.

“There's a lot of places that talk about it, but knowing who to do it, that's a completely different thing,” said Keller.

And in Waverly they've proven they know how to do it.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Zach Johnson shoots 65, ties for Valero Texas Open lead

    Zach Johnson shoots 65, ties for Valero Texas Open lead

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:52:14 GMT
    Zach Johnson got hot on Friday, shooting a seven-under par 65, while climbing to the top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open. Johnson sits tied with Ryan Moore at -9 for the tournament. The day started on the back-nine and saw Johnson score four straight birdies from the 12th through 15th holes. His best shot of the day came out of a greenside bunker on the par 4 5th hole. Johnson hit a blind shot from well below the the green that rolled to the bottom of the...More >>
    Zach Johnson got hot on Friday, shooting a seven-under par 65, while climbing to the top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open. Johnson sits tied with Ryan Moore at -9 for the tournament. The day started on the back-nine and saw Johnson score four straight birdies from the 12th through 15th holes. His best shot of the day came out of a greenside bunker on the par 4 5th hole. Johnson hit a blind shot from well below the the green that rolled to the bottom of the...More >>
  • Former Cedar Falls stand-out Tra'von Fagan commits to Buffalo

    Former Cedar Falls stand-out Tra'von Fagan commits to Buffalo

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:43:26 GMT

    Tra'von Fagan will continue his basketball career at the University of Buffalo. The former Cedar Falls Tiger spent the last season as a freshman playing junior college ball at Florida Southwestern State College. Fagan averaged 9.5 points in just over 14 minutes per game last season.

    More >>

    Tra'von Fagan will continue his basketball career at the University of Buffalo. The former Cedar Falls Tiger spent the last season as a freshman playing junior college ball at Florida Southwestern State College. Fagan averaged 9.5 points in just over 14 minutes per game last season.

    More >>
  • ISU's Cameron Lard charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    ISU's Cameron Lard charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:46:24 GMT

    Iowa State redshirt freshman Cameron Lard is facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge, first reported by the Ames Tribune, stems from a traffic stop in February according to online court records. 

    More >>

    Iowa State redshirt freshman Cameron Lard is facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge, first reported by the Ames Tribune, stems from a traffic stop in February according to online court records. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly