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Wrestling - Thu, Jan. 19, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 41st time in program history, which is the most for any institution since the start of the 2000-01 season, Grand View maintains the No. 1 spot in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll. Locking down the No. 1 ranking for yet another week in the NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll, Grand View has now held the top spot for 36-straight installments, the national office announced Wednesday. The Vikings claimed 188 points in the fourth regular-season installment. The last time Grand View was not ranked No. 1 was on Oct. 17, 2012.

 

Four of the 10 weight classes are led by individuals from Grand View – Jacob Colon (SR/Clear Lake, Iowa) (133 pounds), Grant Henderson (JR/Alburnett, Iowa) (165 pounds), Lawton Benna (SO/Wentzville, Missouri) (174 pounds) and Dean Broghammer (JR/Manchester, Iowa) (285 pounds). All four Vikings remain at the top of their weight classes for another week as Grand View traveled to the NWCA Duals in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where it earned first-place out of 16 programs. Colon took a 13-0 major decision over Indiana Tech's Mitch Pawlak to win the 133 pound class. Henderson and Broghammer also won by major decisions with a 12-0 MJ for Henderson over Indiana Tech's John Weldon, and an 11-0 MJ victory was taken by Broghammer in the 285 pound class over Oscar Martinez of Indiana Tech. Colon is the defending national champion in his weight class and has only two losses on the year coming to NCAA Division I grapplers. The Vikings boast 12 ranked grapplers--

Top Ranked Grand View Individuals 
125 – No. 4 Da'Wayne Robertson (SR/Phoenix, Arizona)
133 – No. 1 Jacob Colon
133 – No. 3 Hunter Genco (SO/Clinton, Iowa)

141 – No. 2 Josh Wegner 
165 – No. 1 Grant Henderson
174 – No. 1 Lawton Benna

174 – No. 8 Dylan Blackford (JR/Des Moines, Iowa)
184 – No. 3 Michael Pixley (JR/Granite City, Illinois)
197 – No. 3 Evan Hansen (FR/Kimballton, Iowa)

197 – No. 5 Johnathen Dennis (SR/Shelton, Washington)
285 – No. 1 Dean Broghammer

285 – No. 6 Jacob Laden

The Vikings travel to Marshall, Mo., for the Missouri Valley Invitational Jan. 20 for their next competition.

2016-17 NAIA Wrestling Coaches' Top 20 Poll – No. 4 (January 18, 2017)

Rank

Previous Rank

School

Total Team Points

 

1

1

Grand View (Iowa)

188

 

2

2

Indiana Tech

71

 

3

5

Montana State-Northern

65

 

4

13

Campbellsville (Ky.)

61

 

5

9

Great Falls (Mont.)

56

 

6

4

Menlo (Calif.)

54

 

7

14

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

53

 

8

6

Oklahoma City

49

 

T9

3

Williams Baptist (Ark.)

46

 

T9

7

Southern Oregon

46

 

T11

11

Concordia (Neb.)

45.5

 

T11

16

Life (Ga.)

45.5

 

13

11

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

43

 

14

15

Cumberlands (Ky.)

40

 

15

9

Midland (Neb.)

38

 

16

19

Southeastern (Fla.)

33.5

 

17

18

Morningside (Iowa)

31.5

 

18

17

Cumberland (Tenn.)

28.5

 

19

8

Missouri Valley

26.5

 

20

RV

Northwestern (Iowa)

26

 


Dropped from the Top 20: York (Neb.) (20)

Others receiving votes: Baker (Kan.) 25.5; Warner Pacific (Ore.) 24.5; Dickinson State (N.D.) 23; York (Neb.) 22.5; Eastern Oregon 18.5; Brewton –Parker (Ga.) 18; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 18; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 18; Benedictine (Kan.) 11.5; Hastings (Neb.) 9.5; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 7; Bacone (Okla.) 4; Doane (Neb.) 4; Simpson (Calif.) 3; Calumet (Ind.) 2.5; Lyon (Ark.) 2; Bethany (Kan.) 1.5

Top Ranked Individuals | Individual Rankings 
125 – Hugo Perez, Midland (Neb.)
133 – Jacob Colon, Grand View (Iowa) 
141 – Tyler Fraley, Williams Baptist 
149 – Victor Hughes, Baker (Kan.) 
157 – Cam Tessari, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 
165 – Grant Henderson, Grand View (Iowa) 
174 – Lawton Benna, Grand View (Iowa) 
184 – Charles Sharon, Campbellsville (Ky.)
197 – Dalton Bailey, Life (Ga.) 
285 – Dean Broghammer, Grand View (Iowa)

 
 
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