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CORALVILLE, Iowa – After securing nine All-Americans on the opening day of the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III National Championships, Coe College’s Wrestling team continued a historic weekend on Saturday at Xtream Arena. The Kohawks’ Alex Friddle, Brock Henderson and Josh Gerke topped the podium in their respective weight classes, giving Coe three NWCA National Champions for the first time in program history. Coe had the most individual National Champions of any team in the field as the A-R-C claimed 7-of-10 titles.
“It was a historic weekend for our guys and there is a lot to be proud of,” said head coach John Oostendorp. “It’s great to see so many of our athletes reach their goals while placing second in the overall team results. It was a great opportunity to wrestle despite the challenges of the past year and I am proud of the way our guys handled themselves throughout the process.”