DEFIANCE, OHIO - Tony Guerra, Defiance College head wrestling coach, has been at the forefront of regional and national recognition in 2019. Guerra was inducted into the NCAA Divison II Wrestling Hall of Fame in early March. Prior to the national induction, Guerra also found his name on the University of Findlay's Athletic Hall of Fame ballot in January.
CRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. - The Defiance College wrestling program wrapped up the 2018-19 season at the 2019 NCAA DIII Central Regional Tournament on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets headed to Wabash College for the competition, finishing 18 of 19 as a team. Rosendo Beltran (Toledo/Central Catholic) was the high finisher for DC, taking home an 8th place finish in the 125 pound class.
ALMA, MICH. - The Defiance College wrestling team headed to Alma College on Saturday morning to participate in the Mid-States Invitational. Top finishers for the Yellow Jackets were Alex Smith (Castalia / Sandusky St. Mary's) and Cortez Bradley (Garfield / Warrensville Heights) with fourth place results, and Hunter Mcnutt (Oregon / Clay) with an eighth place finish.
CLEVELAND, OHIO - The Defiance College wrestling team made a trip east saturday for a pair of duals. The Yellow Jackets first took on hosts Case Western Reserve, falling in a nail-biting contest, 23-20. The Jackets looked for redemption in the second dual of the day, taking on Kent State Tuscarawas. DC prevailed in the contest with a final team score of 38-8.
WHEATON, ILL. - The Defiance College wrestling program headed west this past weekend as they traveled to Wheaton College to take on a talented field at the Pete Wilson Wheaton Invitational. The Yellow Jackets finished 35th of 38 in the highly competitive field.
SYLVANIA, OHIO - The Defiance College men's wrestling team returned to action on Wednesday evening, heading to Lourdes University to take on the Gray Wolves. In yet another thrilling dual, the Yellow Jackets came up short by just three points, 25-22.
DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Defiance College wrestling program returned to the Karl H. Weaner Center for the first time in nearly 30 years on Thursday evening. After the completion of action, the sides found themselves tied at 21-21, with Mount St. Joseph ultimately winning via tiebreaker rules.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - The Defiance College wrestling team made the short trip to Manchester University on Saturday. The team took on a talented field at the 2019 Spartan Mat Classic. The Yellow Jackets finished 15th out of 22 participating teams.
ERIE, PA. - The Defiance College wrestling team headed east on Sunday afternoon as they visited Penn State Behrend for a dual with the hosting Lions. The Yellow Jackets kicked off 2019 with a powerful performance, downing Behrend 35-12.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - The Defiance College wrestling team made the short trip to Manchester University for a dual with the Spartans on Thursday evening. The Yellow Jackets picked up four wins on the night, ultimately falling 29-18.
DEFIANCE, OHIO –The revamped Defiance College men’s wrestling team is set to open the 2018-19 season under the direction of head coach Antonio Guerra. Guerra comes to DC after a highly successful stint at Ashland University where he served as the head assistant wrestling coach for three seasons.