The Missouri Valley College men’s wrestling team stayed at the number 3 ranking in the latest NAIA Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll, released Wednesday. This is the third-consecutive poll in which the Vikings have been 3rd. Missouri Valley trails Heart of America Athletic Conference newcomer, number 1 Grand View (Iowa) University and number 2 Indiana Tech in the poll.

Two Viking wrestlers maintained their number 1 individual ranking. Senior Jake Ekster (Houston, Texas) is ranked number 1 at 149 pounds, and Senior Gabi Musallam (San Diego, Calif.) is the top ranked heavyweight. Musallam is the defending National champion at 285 pounds and Ekster was the National runner-up at 149 pounds at the 2015 National championships. Missouri Valley has a total of ten individually ranked wrestlers.


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