BEREA, Ohio – The two-time defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin Wallace University wrestling team vaulted to No. 6 in the fourth regular season National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll released Tuesday.
BW (15-2, 2-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) wrapped up a successful week at the NWCA National Duals where the Yellow Jackets came in fifth place with a 4-1 team record, including winning three duals over top 25 teams: then 15th-ranked University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, then 21st-ranked Centenary (N.J.) University and then 11th-ranked Coe (Iowa) College. The lone loss came against then second-ranked Johnson and Wales (R.I.) University.
Junior All-American 165-pounder Anthony Arroyo (Maumee) and senior All-OAC 125-pounder Chris Doyle (Akron/Green) also remain nationally ranked in their respective weight classes. Arroyo, the reigning OAC Wrestler of the Week, moved from No. 3 to No. 4 in the country despite a perfect 5-0 record at the NWCA National Duals while Doyle also dropped from No. 6 to No. 8 after posting four wins of his own, including a pin.
Augsburg (Minn.) University went from third to first in the latest poll. Wartburg (Iowa) College dropped to No. 2 while Ithaca (N.Y.) College rounds out the top three. The University of Mount Union is the only other OAC team that is nationally ranked, moving up from No. 13 to No. 10.
BW is back in action on Saturday, January 13 when it travels to North Manchester, Indiana to compete in the annual Spartan Mat Classic hosted by Manchester University inside the Stauffer-Wolfe Arena at 10:00 a.m.