Wrestlers Heading to Nationals

February 15, 2018

MCAC Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals

Itasca Community College will have four wrestlers in play at the competition- Tanner Reetz (133), Sam Naddy (149), Ethan K Kiehm (157) and Cory Schmidt (197). Reetz had a technical fall of 16-0 at 1:22, and ended with a pin at 2:13 at the MCAC District Tournament.

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is sending 25 wrestlers on to the NJCAA Wrestling Championships later this month. The NJCAA Wrestling Championships will be held on February 23 and 24 in the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Itasca Community College will have four wrestlers in play at the competition- Tanner Reetz (133), Sam Naddy (149), Ethan K Kiehm (157) and Cory Schmidt (197). Reetz had a technical fall of 16-0 at 1:22, and ended with a pin at 2:13 at the MCAC District Tournament.

Two Blue Jay wrestlers, Hser Eh Pwae (125) and Wallace Michels (157) will represent Minnesota West Community and Technical College at the NJCAA tournament.

The 2018 MCAC runner-up, Northland Community and Technical College, will have five attendees in Council Bluffs. Pioneer athletes who qualified for Nationals include Rashidi Kikopa (141), Kyle Fowler (149), Richard Dralu (165), Hunter Roller (184) and Desmond Bradford (285). Dralu won with a 6-4 decision and Roller won with a 7-5 decision in their final matches at the North District tournament held at RCTC this past weekend.

Ridgewater Community College will also have five wrestlers moving on- Lucas Hagel (125), Mark Voss (149), Augustus Siaway (165), Jareth Hoernemann (197) and Nathan Hellman (285). As a team, Ridgewater finished fourth in the MCAC/North Division tournament.

MCAC dual meet and North District Tournament champion Rochester Community and Technical College will have the most wrestlers in the tournament with nine athletes navigating the District tournament to emerge as qualifiers.

Yellowjacket athletes Noah Bauer (125), Parker Huss (133), Austin Hall (141), Alfred Daniel (157), Elijah Hollins (165), Shane Siewart (174), Zach Moon (184), Mason Hawkins (197) and Luis Pinto (285) all will compete at the 2018 National Championships. At the North District Tournament, Bauer won his first match with a fall of 4:17, followed by an 11-10 decision. Hall started with a 16-1 technical fall at 2:45 and ended with a fall of 1:49. Daniel won his match with a fall of 2:49. Siewart won the first round due to injury. Pinto had a 9-6 decision in the first round.

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