Gerlach places seventh at NAIA, earn first All-American honor

Kyle Gerlach

TOPEKA, Kan. – After battling through four tough matches, including one against his longtime teammate, senior Dakota Wesleyan University wrestler Kyle Gerlach entered day two of the NAIA Wrestling Championships knowing he would walk out an All-American on Saturday in Topeka, Kan. The Mount Vernon, S.D., native wrestled two more matches on Saturday and finished […]

Gerlach, Paulsen cross paths at NAIA Wrestling Nationals

Seniors Dusty Paulsen (back), Kyle Gerlach (front) following match at NAIA Nationals

MITCHELL, S.D. – Two Dakota Wesleyan University seniors that have competed against each other countless times in practice faced off for the right to be named NAIA All-American at the National Championships Friday in Topeka, Kan. Kyle Gerlach (Mount Vernon, S.D.) and Dusty Paulsen (Pierre, S.D.) found themselves across from each other in the fourth […]

DWU’s Gerlach, Paulsen heading to Topeka for Wrestling Nationals

Kyle Gerlach (top) goes for a pin against Jamestown

MITCHELL, S.D. – The 2014-15 wrestling season was filled with injuries and other roadblocks for Dakota Wesleyan University under first-year coach Boomer Fechko, but the team will be represented by a pair of seniors looking to leave a lasting impression on the Tiger program. Seniors Kyle Gerlach (Mount Vernon, S.D.) and Dusty Paulsen (Pierre, S.D.) […]

Gerlach, Paulsen shine at North Qualifier for DWU wrestling

Kyle Gerlach

YORK, Neb. – Senior Kyle Gerlach and Dusty Paulsen finished with strong performances for the Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team at the NAIA North National Qualifier Saturday in York, Neb. Gerlach and Paulsen each qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet March 6-7 in Topeka, Kan. Gerlach, a native of Mount Vernon, S.D., finished second […]

DWU wrestling falls to Jamestown on Senior Night

Kyle Gerlach (top) goes for a pin against Jamestown

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team fell to the University of Jamestown 36-10 in the final home dual match of the season for the Tigers on Senior Night Friday at the Christen Family Athletic Center in Mitchell, S.D. Before the match, the Tigers honored six wrestlers who entered their final home dual […]

Tiger wrestling drops pair of duals at Morningside

Nicholas Woslum

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team closed out the Great Plains Athletic Conference dual season with a pair of matches hosted by Morningside College Tuesday in Sioux City, Iowa. The Tigers (1-12, 0-6 GPAC) fell 38-3 to the Mustangs following a 33-9 loss to Buena Vista University earlier in the night. […]

DWU wrestling falls to No. 14 Concordia in GPAC dual

Kyle Gerlach

SEWARD, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team traveled to Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Concordia University for a dual, with the No. 14 Bulldogs topping the Tigers 52-4. The Tigers are still searching for their first GPC win of the season as the team’s record sits at 0-5 in the league. Senior Kyle […]

DWU Wrestling falls 33-22 to Midland in a GPAC dual

Will Seydel

FREMONT, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team got out to a quick start against Great Plains Athletic Conference foe Midland University, but the Warriors rallied to top the Tigers 33-22 in a dual Thursday in Fremont, Neb. The Tigers, now 0-4 in the GPAC, started the dual with a win from sophomore Will […]

DWU Wrestling picks up first dual win of season

Kyle Gerlach

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team headed to the University of Nebraska-Kearney Duals and came away with its first win of the season after going 1-3 in four matches Saturday in Kearney, Neb. The win is the first for Head Coach Boomer Fechko, who is guiding his team through an injury filled […]

DWU wrestling falls to Briar Cliff

Kyle Gerlach

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University wrestling team is still looking for its first dual victory of the season under first-year coach Boomer Fechko after a loss to Briar Cliff University Wednesday at the Christen Family Athletic Center in Mitchell, S.D. The Tigers have been battling injuries and open weight classes this season and […]