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Sat Feb 24
1:00 p.m.
at NCAA III Regional Tournament @ Dubuque, Iowa
Sun Feb 25
11:00 a.m.
at NCAA III Regional Tournament @ Dubuque, Iowa
Fri Mar 09
at NCAA III National Tournament @ Cleveland, Ohio
Sat Mar 10
at NCAA III National Tournament @ Cleveland, Ohio
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Wed Jan 10
Ouachita Baptist University Dual W 31-16
Tue Jan 16
at Drury Dual @ Springfield, Mo. L 33-8
Tue Jan 23
at Central Baptist College Dual @ Conway, Ark. W 38-7
Wed Jan 31
Bacone College Dual W 29-18
Senior Night
Sat Feb 10
at Southeast Conference Tournament @ Greensboro, N.C. 4th place
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February 10, 2018 Wrestling Team Places Fourth At Southeast Conference Tournament Greensboro, N.C.-The Eagles placed fourth at the Southeast Conference Championship Tournament in North Carolina Saturday. The Eagles had five wrestlers finish in the top-3, led by Nathan Rankin in the 125-pound class. The freshman from Plano, Texas, won by injury default over Zachary Beckner from Ferrum College in the first place match. Rankin won by fall over Brett Binnix from Ferrum College and won by fall over Gabriel Wilson from Greensboro to advance to the championship match. Devon Jackson also made some noise in the 125-pound weight class. After a loss against Zachary Beckner from Ferrum College, Jackson came back and won by fall over Samuel Braswell from Averett University and then won by fall over Gabriel Wilson from Greensboro to achieve third place. Also finishing among the top-3 were Mario Vasquez, Ny'Trell Dean and Cameron Barnes. Vasquez (141) won by tech fall over Mason Blakeney from Huntingdon College, won by decision over Zachary Rainess from Greensboro, and in the first-place match lost to DeAndre Beck from Huntingdon College by decision to place second. Dean (141) won by fall over William Merritt from Averett University, lost to Zachary Wilson from Greensboro, won by fall over Christopher Fletcher from Southern Virginia University and then won by fall over Clifford Harrison from Ferrum College to place third. Barnes (197) won by decision over Matt Speelman from Southern Virginia University, lost to Antavian Leary from Ferrum College by decision, then won by fall over Ty`korious Walker from Huntingdon College and won by fall over Carlos Ortega from Greensboro for third place.
February 3, 2018 Rankin Wins 125-Pound Division At Missouri Valley Open Marshall, Mo.-The Eagles competed in the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Missouri, Saturday with Nathan Rankin leading the way with a first-place finish at 125. Rankin defeated Jay Branch of Williams Baptist (TF 15-0) and then topped Dustin Miller of Lyon College (Maj 13-3) to advance to the finals. There, he faced teammate Devon Jackson and won (Dec 8-7). In the 184-pound weight class, Andrew Cannon defeated Zach Benner (MFF). Also at 184, Alejandro Ordonez posted a win over Darius Nathan (Dec 7-2). Miguel Baray also posted a win at 184 over Garrett Gibson (Maj 9-1). Baray then topped Braden Zini (Dec 5-2). At 285, Evan Sharpe defeated Davroy Atkinson.
January 31, 2018 Wrestling Team Takes Care Of Business Against Bacone College Clarksville, Ark.-The Eagles took care of business late in the match to secure a 29-18 win over Bacone College Wednesday night in front of a large student body. Nathan Rankin started things off for Ozarks with a fall at 125, getting the maximum six points. At 149, Mario Vasquez defeated his opponent 17-1. Bacone fought back and posted a win at 157. Tracey Eitel responded with a 11-5 win at 165, but Bacone made the match interesting by taking back-to-back fights heading into 197. Freshman Cameron Barnes answered in a big way taking a 7-3 victory and setting up Ozarks for the win. At 285, Adolfo Sotolongo clinched the match with a fall to ignite the crowd.
January 27, 2018 Wrestling Team Finds Success In Oklahoma Miami, Okla.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team held its own at the Northeastern Oklahoma Norsemen Open Saturday against numerous larger schools. Mario Vasquez spearheaded the Eagles' success by winning the 141 division. Devon Jackson (125) and Cameron Barnes (197) placed third, respectively, to push the Eagles to even more success.
January 23, 2018 Wrestling Team Dominates Central Baptist College Conway, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team posted a dominating 38-7 win over Central Baptist College Tuesday night. At 125-pounds, Devon Jackson recorded a Tech Fall at 5:52. At 141, Jaylen York won by a decision  (13-7). At 165, Tracey Eitel garnered a win (MD 12-2). At 174, Jacob Sherrill posted a win (TF 15-1 5:07). At 285, Adolfo Sotolongo recorded a win (Dec 10-5).
January 16, 2018 Wrestling Team Battles Drury In Dual Springfield, Mo.-The Eagles traveled to Drury University Tuesday and fell 33-8 against their NCAA II opponent. Nathaneal Rankin (125) and Jacob Sherrill (174) posted wins. Rankin won by Tech Fall (17-2) and Sherrill won by decision (4-1).