DWU Wrestling Opens Season Sunday at SDSU

Trever DeVestern

SEWARD, Neb. – The 2014-15 Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling season kicks off Sunday at the South Dakota State University Open, with new head coach Craig “Boomer” Fechko starting his first campaign at the helm of the Tigers. Fechko sees the Tigers as having the ability to compete at a high level this season and take […]

Fechko adds three names to Tiger wrestling roster

Boomer Fechko

MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling coach Boomer Fechko added three more names to the Tigers’ 2014-15 roster, he announced early this week. Fechko, who took over as the team’s head coach in March, signed five athletes earlier this summer, and Monday announced that Alex Osborne, Brandon Scharmer and Zech Westergaard will also join […]

Fechko starts recruiting class with five signees

Boomer Fechko

MITCHELL, S.D. – Boomer Fechko started as the head coach of the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team in March, but he has been on the recruiting trail since day one and, this week, announced the signing of his first five recruits for the 2014-15 Tiger wrestling program. Bailey Janis, Andrew Lee, Isaac Rangel, Tanner Wernsman […]

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 […]