In a back-and-forth showdown, Wartburg fell to the Purple Raiders of Mount Union, 34-31, on a late touchdown to end the Knights’ historic season in a Division III college football playoff game at Kehres Stadium.
Saturday will go down as one to remember on the field, the pitch and the course for Warburg College athletics. The women’s soccer team, football team, and men’s and women’s cross-country teams all shined bright on a cold and gloomy day.
The Wartburg women’s soccer team on Nov. 7 received an at-large bid into the 2022 NCAA Division III tournament and will host the first two rounds.
A familiar face will return to the Wartburg College Sports Information Office in June when KatieJo Svenson once again assumes the title of sports information director.
Wartburg’s women’s soccer team has also begun their spring season for the first time in nearly three years.
After a second-place finish in the American Rivers Conference last season and an ending rank of 24 from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll, Wartburg Knights softball has returned to the diamond in 2022.
Wartburg senior Dallas Wright has added another achievement to his already illustrious career as a member of the orange and black track and field team, breaking the Wartburg Indoor Select meet record in the 400 yard dash with a time of 48.66 seconds.
Wartburg College hosted its 23rd annual Unified Sports Day on Feb. 12.
Wartburg is the first team in the American River’s Conference to add women’s wrestling. The college’s decision to add women’s wrestling to their athletic roster has already piqued the interest of a few female students.
The Wartburg Knights basketball team won their seventh conference game of the year against Loras College Wed. Jan 9 by a score of 86-83.