Eagles Post Program's Highest Finish At Conference Championships

Adolfo Solotongo was one of four Eagle wrestlers to win conference championships today and helped Ozarks place second as a team.

University of the Ozarks 2nd Place
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Southeast Conference Championships
Montgomery, Alabama 
Hosted by Huntingdon College

The Eagles finished second at the Southeast Conference Championships in Alabama Saturday, marking the program's highest finish ever at the conference tournament. Last season, the Eagles placed fourth overall. The Eagles now turn their attention to the NCAA Division III Regionals February 23-24 in Iowa. Highlighting the championships were Nathan Rankin (125), Miguel Baray (184), Adolfo Sotolongo (197) and Jerhett Lee (285), all of whom won individual conference titles in their respective weight class. In all, the Eagles had five more wrestlers finish among the top-4. These included Corey Muniz (133), Stephen Fox (133), Jaylen York (141), Jacob Sherrill (165) and N'Dayambaje John (174). Rankin was named the championship's most outstanding wrestler.

Team Scores
1. Ferrum College (112.5) 
2. University of the Ozarks (90.5) 
3. Greensboro College (60.0) 
4. Averett University (55.0) 
5. Huntingdon College (52.0) 
6. Southern Virginia University (30.5) 

The Eagles now turn their attention to the NCAA Division III post-season as they head to Iowa for the NCAA III Regionals February 23-24.