Page earns NCAA wrestling berth

Daniel Page

Central sent a wrestler to the NCAA Division III tournament for the third straight year as sophomore Daniel Page qualified at 125 pounds.

With all national qualifiers determined through a regional tournament, the Iowa Conference tournament was abolished. The top three finishers at each weight received NCAA berths. Page reached the finals of the regional meet in Dubuque.
He knocked off nationally ranked opponents from Wartburg and Coe during the regular season.
Senior Joseph Atwell, an NCAA qualifier last year, placed fourth at 157 pounds, and junior TJ Peretti was fifth
at 141.

Central finished sixth in the league title chase, now determined through dual competition. Central was 12-6 in duals, its highest winning percentage since 1991-92. Under coach Eric Van Kley, the Dutch also returned to the national rankings after a 20-year absence, closing the regular season at No. 28.

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