PELLA — The Central College wrestling team filled the last spot in the most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III dual team rankings.
At 141 pounds, senior Daniel Radcliffe held firm at No. 10. In his most recent match, he defeated Brady Fritz of Wartburg College 11-10. At the time, Fritz was No. 1 in the country. He is now No. 4.
All five of Central’s losses have come against teams ranked in the top-25, including three teams in the top five. The Dutch have a 27-17 victory over No. 21 Muhlenberg on the resume. They also have a win over Alma College (Mich.), who was ranked No. 12 at the time.
Radcliffe is 24-4 on the season and won the 141-pound bracket at Central’s Under Armour Invitational. In addition to his win over Fritz last week, he pinned Hunter Luke of North Iowa Area Community College to win the crown at the Under Armour Invitational.
Luke is the No. 2 wrestler in the National Junior College Athletic Association.