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Sat Jan 26
at Huntingdon College Duals W 30-21
Fri Feb 01
at Westminster College Dual W 28-20
Sat Feb 09
at Southeast Conference Tournament @ Montgomery, Alabama 2nd
Sat Feb 23
at NCAA III Lower Midwest Regionals @ Dubuque, Iowa 9th
Sun Feb 24
at NCAA III Lower Midwest Regionals @ Dubuque, Iowa 9th
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March 12, 2019 Jerhett Lee Named To NWCA All-Academic Team Clarksville, Ark.- University of the Ozarks wrestler Jerhett Lee was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team, the organization announced recently.
March 8, 2019 Friday Night Loss Ends Jerhett Lee's Run At NCAA III National Championships Roanoke, Va.-After dropping his first match to No. 1 seed James Bethel from SUNY Oneonta, Jerhett Lee came back with a win over Wade Ripple from Wabash, but then his season ended with a loss against Jake O'Brien from Ithaca Friday night. Lee's consolation win came as a result of a fall against Ripple in the second period. Wrestling in the 285 class, Lee went 1-2 at the National Championships. O'Brien topped Lee by decision (8-1). Lee ends the season with All-American Scholar-Athlete accolades and had 30-plus wins.
March 5, 2019 Jerhett Lee Prepares For NCAA III Wrestling National Championships Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling program has qualified another wrestler to the NCAA Division III Championships. The Eagles had their first-ever national qualifiers last season and followed that history up with a qualification from heavyweight Jerhett Lee in 2019. The National Championships will take place Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9, in Roanoke, Virginia. Hosted by Ferrum College, Lee (285) advanced to the national championships after finishing third at the regional championships February 23-24. At the National Championships, Lee will face James Bethel in his first match Friday. Bethel, who is from SUNY Oneonto, has posted a 45-1 record this season. Lee comes into his fight with a 34-4 record. Under third-year head coach LeRoy Gardner, the wrestling program has had three wrestlers qualify for Nationals.
February 24, 2019 Jerhett Lee Qualifies For NCAA III National Championships Clarksville, Ark.-Jerhett Lee (285) led the Eagles at the NCAA III Lower Midwest Regional to a ninth-place finish and qualified to compete in the NCAA III National Championships March 8-9 in Roanoke, Virginia. Lee, who placed third as a heavy weight, punched his ticket to the National Championships with a Fall (4:21) over Audel Ochoa from North Central. The Eagles also had two other place winners. Nathan Rankin (125) and Jaylen York (141) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Lee is the second from the program to qualify in as many seasons. Rankin advanced last season, a first for the program.
February 23, 2019 Wrestlers Advance In NCAA III Regional 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. 
February 21, 2019 Wrestling Team Aims For Success At NCAA III Regional This Weekend Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks wrestling team will compete in the NCAA Division III Lower Midwest Regional Championships February 23-24 at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa.