Three Ranked Nationally in First Poll


Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s wrestling team has three grapplers ranked in the top 25 in the country as the NAIA released its first poll Thursday.

William Penn, which is now tied for 40th in the nation with 22 points, is represented nationally by three individuals.

149-pounder Cameron Hargrove (So., Bolingbrook, Ill., Undecided) is leading the way at #13, while Makail Stanley (So., Oreana, Ill., Biology) is 22nd at 174 pounds. 157-pounder Kael Bunce (Jr., Stockbridge, Mich., Mechanical Engineering) is making his first appearance in the top poll at #24.

Grand View is first in the nation with 294 points, while Life (Ga.) is in the mix with 273 points. Southeastern (Fla.) is also above the 200-point threshold with 223 points, while Indiana Tech (175) and Marian (Ind.) (163) conclude the top five.

As a team, WPU has fallen to fifth place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference with 82 points, while Grand View remains at the top with 234 points.

Hargrove is first in his weight class, while Bunce is third and Stanley is fourth. Preston Wiest (Sr., Troutsville, Va., Biology) is also fourth at 165 pounds, while Steven Skewes (So., Duchesne, Utah, Exercise Science) and Matheson Meade (So., Knoxville, Tenn., Exercise Science) are both sixth at 157 and 165 pounds, respectively.

William Penn hosts Missouri Valley Thursday in a Heart dual meet at 7 p.m.

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