Wrestlers Advance In NCAA III Regional

Nathan Rankin, an NCAA III qualifier last season, leads the Eagles into the 2018-19 season.

NCAA III Lower Midwest Regional
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Dubuque, Iowa

The Eagles finished day one at the NCAA III Lower Midwest Regional in ninth-place Saturday. The Eagles will continue in day two, the final day, tomorrow. Nathan Rankin (125) advanced to the semi-finals of the regional after posting wins over Simpson College and Lutheran. He recorded two falls. Rankin will face Eron Haynes from Nebraska Wesleyan Sunday. Jaylen York (141) will battle for a top-3 spot through the consolation bracket. York won by a fall, and then lost by decision (13-10). He then came back to earn a win by fall. Jerhett Lee (285) will also look to advance to nationals through the consolation bracket. Lee had a fall, but then lost by a fall. He came back to record another win by major decision to continue competition.  

Team Scores
1. Wartburg (93.5)
2. Loras (88.0)
3. Central (IA) (78.5)
4. North Central (IL) (70.5)
5. Coe (68.0)
6. Millikin (60.5)
7. Luther (51.5)
8. Dubuque (44.0)
9. University of the Ozarks (42.5)
10. Westminster (MO) (39.5)
11. Buena Vista (38.0)
12. Cornell College (30.5)
13. Neb. Wesleyan (21.5)
14. Augustana (IL) (18.0)
15. Simpson (10.5)
16. Macmurray (7.5)
17. Huntingdon (6.0)

The Eagles will compete in day two of the NCAA III Regional February 24.