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Central Grappler Earns Conference Athlete of the Week Honor

Central College wrestler Tommy Van Renterghem has been named the Iowa Conference male athlete of the week. The 165 pound sophomore from Oskaloosa went 4-0 at the Iowa Conference Duals at Mount Vernon and helped the Dutch snap a five-year drought in duals against conference foes.

Central’s 26-15 win over Loras College snapped the 38-match losing skid, which went back to December 10th of 2004. It was also the first dual victory for the Dutch over the Duhawks since 1995. The Dutch followed-up the win over Loras with a 33-10 rout of Buena Vista University. This season, Van Renterghem is 17-6, and will return to the mats on Tuesday, February 2nd when Central hosts Knox College.