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Central No. 15 in Preseason Wrestling Rankings

Posted: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 5:50 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Trevor Castle / Central Sports Info

Coming off the program’s most successful season on the mat in over 20 years, the Central College wrestling team is slotted at No. 15 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III preseason rankings.

The Dutch also have two individuals in the preseason top-10 at the two lightest weight classes.

At 125 pounds, C.J. Pestano is ranked third after taking fourth at the national meet in March, and 133-pounder Cam Timok, who took fifth at the national meet in 2017, also begins the preseason at number three.

Iowa Conference foes Wartburg College, Loras College and Coe College are ranked first, third and 14th in the preseason poll. Pestano and Timok are among 15 league wrestlers ranked in the preseason top-10 at their weight classes.

Central opens the season this Saturday at the Super 8 Invitational hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.