Funds being raised for former Tiger wrestler

Kyle Henderson

MITCHELL, S.D. – A fundly page has been set up online for Kyle Henderson, a former Dakota Wesleyan University wrestler who was injured in a car accident in late March. Henderson, a teacher and wrestling coach in the McLaughlin School District, was driving students back to McLaughlin, S.D., after attending the Denver March Powwow in […]

DWU wrestling has top GPA in NAIA

Tyler Sarringar

MITCHELL, S.D. – Since 2007, the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team has had one of the best GPAs within the NAIA. The Tigers have had one of the top four GPAs in the National Wrestling Coaches Association within the NAIA six of the past seven years, and they’ve been in the top seven in the […]

Rios, DeVestern finish fourth at nationals

DWU senior Richard Rios competes in the third-place match at the national wrestling championships Saturday in Topeka, Kan. He finished fourth.

TOPEKA, Kan. – Richard Rios and Trever DeVestern both wrapped up their seasons with fourth-place finishes for the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team Saturday afternoon at the NAIA National Championships in Topeka, Kan. The pair of fourth-place finishes mark the highest finish for a Tiger individual since Tony Duarte finished in fourth at 165 pounds […]

Rios, DeVestern guaranteed All-American honors

DWU junior Dusty Paulsen wrestles at 149 pounds in the first day of the NAIA National Championships Friday in Topeka, Kan. (Photo courtesy of Tim Tushla)

TOPEKA, Kan. – No matter what happens Saturday, Dakota Wesleyan University senior Richard Rios will end his career the way every wrestler dreams of – by being named an All American. Rios went 2-0 in the first day of the NAIA Wrestling National Championships to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round at 133 pounds. No matter […]

Paulsen, DeVestern looking to repeat as All-Americans

Trever DeVestern

MITCHELL, S.D. – Six members of the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team end their seasons on the national stage this weekend as the Tigers travel to Topeka, Kan., for the NAIA National Championships, and two are looking for repeat All-American honors. Juniors Dusty Paulsen and Trever DeVestern both finished seventh at their respective weight classes […]

Four Tiger wrestlers earn All-GPAC honors

Trever DeVestern

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team put together its most successful season in more than 40 years in 2013-14, and Wednesday morning, four members of the squad were honored for the role they played in that success. Seniors Richard Rios and Tyler Sarringar and juniors Trever DeVestern and Kyle Gerlach earned All-Great […]

Six Tigers qualify for national meet

Trever DeVestern

  MITCHELL, S.D. – Six members of the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team extended their season Saturday afternoon by earning a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Trever DeVestern and Richard Rios finished in the top four in their respective weight classes, and Kyle Gerlach, Dusty Paulsen, Tyler Sarringar and Ryan Roach all earned at-large […]

Fechko returns to DWU as head wrestling coach

Boomer Fechko

MITCHELL, S.D. – When Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling coach Matt Sedivy announced earlier this season that he would be stepping down as head coach at the end of the year, athletic director Curt Hart knew he wanted to hire a coach that had knowledge of the program to provide a seamless transition for the wrestlers. […]

DWU wrestlers end dual season with win

Richard Rios

CRETE, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team wrapped up its dual season Thursday night with a 34-9 win over Doane College in Crete, Neb. The Tigers finish the dual portion of their season 9-7 overall and 5-2 and tied for second with Concordia University in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Nine wins is […]

Tiger wrestlers fall to Morningside

Richard Rios

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team was hoping to snag a share of the Great Plains Athletic Conference title – and send its seniors out in style – Thursday night against Morningside College, but the Mustangs had other plans. Morningside, which is tied for 12th in the NAIA, beat the No. 17 […]