Iowa Wesleyan: The Tigers continue to field impressive wrestling programs as the women’s team that has not wrestled since November 19th only fell three places in the rankings from 9th to tied for 12th with Missouri Baptist. Adaugo Nwachukwu is the headliner for the Tiger’s program as she is number one in the 136-pound weight class. Mia Palumbo is having just as impressive of a season ranked 2nd in the 109-pound weight class. Joanna Vanderwood moved up in the rankings from 11th to 6th in the 130-pound weight class. Alaina Sunlin in the 101-pound weight class and Destiny Campbell at 130 pounds are both ranked 9th. Faith Cole is newly ranked at 15th for the 116-pound weight class.
The men’s team is still trying to claw their way into the rankings as the team is receiving votes. Helping the cause for the team is the addition of another ranked wrestler. Austin Abitua remains ranked at 25th in the 149-pound weight class. Lane Scorpil is the newly ranked Tiger, as he is placed in 22nd at 125 pounds.
The women’s team is in action December 16th at the Eagle Duals at Avila University, while the men’s team will have to wait until next year to wrestle at Central Methodist University on January 10th.