Independence, Iowa – The Independence Mustangs will wrestle WaMac conference rival West Delaware at the new Jr/Sr High School in Independence, Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. Following this Top Ten high school showdown, No. 1 ranked Wartburg College and No. 12 Coe College will square off in an Iowa Conference dual match at 8 p.m.
JV wrestling matches between Independence and West Delaware will start at 4:30 p.m. and be wrestled on two mats. The varsity dual will go to a spotlight mat at 6 p.m. and Wartburg and Coe will wrestle following at approximately 8 p.m. Admission for the evening is $5 for adults and students. No activity passes will be allowed.
Independence is currently ranked tenth in class 2A and is led by top-ranked junior Chase Straw at 145 lbs. and third-ranked senior Kyle Fank at 182 lbs. The fifth-ranked Hawks of West Delaware are led by a pair of top-ranked seniors, Patrick Woods at 113 and Jake Voss at 160 lbs.
At 8 p.m. the college stars take to the mat as the three-time defending NCAA Division III National Champion Wartburg Knights face long-time rivals Coe College. Wartburg boasts ten Top Ten ranked wrestlers. Wartburg’s lineup features two top-ranked individuals: Two-time defending NCAA Champion Kenny Anderson (133) and Landon Williams (174). The Kohawks are ranked twelfth in the nation and are led by third-ranked returning All-American Jimmy Gotto at 133 lbs.
Takedown Radio’s Scott Casber, the voice of the Big Ten and NCAA Championships will emcee the evening starting with the Indee/West Delaware dual. The event will be televised LIVE on KCRG 9.2 anchored by the legendary Dan Gable and wrestling journalist KJ Pilcher. For those not in the KCRG 9.2 area, the broadcast will be available nationwide online on their website. (www.kcrg.com/9point2/live-stream). Radio stations, KQMG 95.3FM and KMCH 94.7FM will be broadcasting both duals live.
Special guests at this event will include Scott Casber, Dan Gable, Jim Miller, Dan McCool, Wyatt Schultz, KJ Pilcher, and others.
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