MANHEIM, Penn. – A new set of rankings are out for the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division II Coaches Rankings, and the University of Indianapolis wrestling team find themselves at fourth in the nation. The team earned 54 points, along with having five of their wrestlers individually ranked.
Derek Blubaugh, to very little surprise, continues to be one of the nation’s best at 197, staying at No. 2. He’s opened up the season undefeated, winning both the Kaufman Brand Open and the Findlay Open at 197, while downing two highly ranked opponents at the Glenville State Duals.
Logan Bailey is climbing the rankings at 157, jumping from No. 4 at his previous weight of 149 in the first poll of the year to No. 3 at 157. This comes off of a dominant performance at the Findlay Open, taking the crown that he held the year prior as well.
Not far behind is the older of the two brothers in Breyden Bailey, who also finds himself higher in the rankings. He started the year at No. 6 in 133 but after a pair of wins at the Glenville State Duals, sits at No. 4.
Staying put at No. 6 at 165 is Jack Eiteljorge, having won both his matches in West Virginia. Rounding out the rankings is Cale Gray who lands at No. 9 in the heavyweight list.
Ahead of the Greyhounds are St. Cloud State at No. 1, Nebraska-Kearney at No.2 and Central Oklahoma at No. 3. The only other GLVC school in the rankings is McKendree, who sits at No. 13.