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HOLLINGSWORTH LOOKS TO GO BACK TO BACK

By Nick Thompson, SPORTS WRITER David Hollingsworth is a third year student from Owings Mills, Md where he won two state championships and continues to do well this season for the Wartburg wrestling team. Hollingsworth was the 2021 National Wrestling Coaches Association national champion in the 157 pound weight class. Pressure to Hollingsworth is non-existent. […]

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KNIGHTS AIM FOR STRONG SEASON, ADD TRANSFER HICKS

By Henry Powers, GUEST WRITER After opening the season 5-1, the Wartburg men’s basketball is looking to finish over .500 for the first time since the 2018-19 season, following a COVID-ridden year. Head coach Dick Peth is entering his 25th year at the helm. He is a former basketball player at the University of Iowa under legendary […]

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WOMENS TEAM GETS FIRST FULL SEASON SINCE 2019

By Danika Rademacher, Sports Writer Women’s basketball is back in full swing, with the Knights starting off strong.   The 10th ranked Wartburg women’s basketball team is off to a great start being 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the American Rivers Conference.  The women’s team had a shortened 2020-21 season due to COVID-19.  The team is led […]

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BRINGING GRIT TO THE SOCCER FIELD: JOY SMITH’S SOCCER CAREER AT WARTBURG

Joy Smith is a senior forward on the Wartburg women’s soccer team from Polk City, IA. She has been a four-year starter who has made tremendous impacts on the field. 

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WRESTLING WINS OVER SIMPSON, GETS BIG FINISH AT LUTHER OPEN

NICK THOMPSON, TRUMPET SPORTS EDITOR The Wartburg wrestling team started the 2021-2022 season strong with a 41–3 win over Simpson College Nov. 10. The team followed up the strong performance against Simpson with three wrestlers winning the Luther Open and 22 total wrestlers making the podium. Excitement is building. The team is ranked first in […]

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BILDSTEIN AND FOSTER LEAD VOLLEYBALL TO PERFECTION

NICK THOMPSON, TRUMPET SPORTS EDITOR Flawless. 27-0. That’s how the Wartburg volleyball team finished, with the regular season undefeated and their seventh straight conference title following a comeback against Coe. The Knights followed that up by being the top team in Region IX.  Fifth-year seniors Kylie Bildstein and Katie Foster led the team. With this […]

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FALL SPORTS REGULAR SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE

NICK THOMPSON, TRUMPET SPORTS EDITOR Cross Country Continues Dominance Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked in the top five nationally according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association poll. The men are ranked first with the women ranked fourth. They both will be competing at the American […]

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FIFTH-YEAR FOSTER LEADS BY EXAMPLE ON AND OFF THE COURT

DANIKA RADEMACHER, KNIGHT WIRE GUEST WRITER Katie Foster is a 5th year senior and she has made a tremendous impact on the Knights volleyball program, not only with her statistics but her presence.   Foster, who comes from Charles City, began competing in volleyball in fourth grade, however she has not always been a libero. She has […]

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14-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION WARTBURG BECOMES FIRST A-R-C SCHOOL TO ADD WOMEN’S WRESTLING

Wartburg College is adding women’s wrestling to its athletic roster, becoming the first American Rivers Conference school to offer women the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level in the growing sport.  

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LIFE OF A DIVISION III ATHLETE

Playing a sport in college had always been one of my dreams.  It would mean having the ability to show myself that all the hard work I had put in while growing up had paid off.