PELLA — Left out of the preseason poll, the Central College wrestling team is now No. 19 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III rankings.
The Dutch are ranked as a team despite having no individuals ranked by the NWCA. In the D3wrestle.com poll, Nathan Fritz (senior, Sigourney) is listed No. 10 at 184 pounds. Fritz is 11-0 with three pins and two technical falls.
As a team, Central has an 8-2 dual mark with losses to No. 9 Coe College (29-12) and No. 17 Messiah College (Pa.) (27-25). It has a win over Alma College (Mich.), who was ranked No. 12 in the preseason poll.
The Dutch travel to Indianola for a dual against Augustana College (Ill.) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5.