Div. III Wrestling Championships RecapMarch 3, 2007

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships have come to a close at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

Augsburg College (135.5) won the 2007 team title for tenth time in school history. Wartburg College (99.5) finished second, followed by third place UW-LaCrosse (92.5), Luther College (86.0) and The College of New Jersey (46.5) round out the top five.

Augsburg College senior Marcus LeVesseur capped off his flawless career with a 3-0 win over the #6 seed Michael Guenther, ending his career with a record of 155-0.

Returning All-American and top-seeded Matt Pyle of Luther College was voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the 2007 tournament by the coaches following his 149 pound pin of fourth seeded Jason Roush of Mt. St. Joseph in the championship match. Pyle also pinned his first two opponents of the tournament at 2:31 and 0:31 of those respective bouts.

Coach of the Year honors went to Jeff Swenson of Augsburg following their team title, three national champions (141 lbs., 157 lbs., 165 lbs.), two second place finishes (125 lbs., 133 lbs.), one fourth place finish (149 lbs.), two fifth place finishes (174 lbs., 285 lbs.), and one eighth place finish (197 lbs.).

The champions of each weight class were as follows: 125 Pounds - Nate Hansen, Luther College, 133 Pounds - David Morgan, Kings College, 141 Pounds - Quincy Osborn, Augsburg College, 149 Pounds - Matt Pyle, Luther College, 157 Pounds - Jeremy Anderson, Augsburg College, 165 Pounds - Marcus LeVesseur, Augsburg College, 174 Pounds - Josh Chelf, UW-LaCrosse, 184 Pounds - Terrance Madden, Hunter College, 197 Pounds Tyler (T.J.) Miller, Wartburg College, and 285 Pounds - Blake Gillis, Wartburg College.

Complete final brackets and team scores are available at the Loras College web site, www.loras.edu/athletics .

-Courtesy loras