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LWC Wrestling sends 9 to NAIA National Championships

By Christopher Coombs

Nine members of the No. 7-ranked Lindsey Wilson wrestling team are gearing up for the 2019 NAIA Wrestling National Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Jacobson Exhibition Center, 3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA.

Brett Bradford, Raynel Brown, Latrell Davis, Trent Johnson, Lucas Miozza, Brady Moser, Brandon Reed, Derrick Smallwood and Mark Taijeron all earned automatic bids based on their performances at the Mid-South Conference Championships last week.

Wrestling on both days is divided into two sessions. Session I begins on Friday at 10amCT with Session II following at 6:30pmCT. Session III begins on Saturday at 10amCT. The first three rounds will be streamed on track wrestling.

Session IV - the championship finals - begins later in the day on Saturday at 7pmCT and will be streamed live on ESPN 3.

The top-eight finishers at each weight class receive All-American honors. The Blue Raiders have produced 36 All-Americans since the 2010-11 season, including five - Diorian Coleman, Colton Gonzalez, Cam Tessari, Moser and Reed - last season.

Moser, Johnson, Bradford and Reed all claimed individual conference championships on Feb. 16th as the Lindsey Wilson wrestling team finished in first place at the MSC Championship. It was the programs second ever MSC Tournament Championship.

The Lindsey Wilson wrestling team posted a fifth place at the 2018 NAIA Wrestling National Championships last season. The Blue Raiders racked up 76 total team points at the event as Tessari captured the programs sixth ever individual national title, doing so in the 149-pound weight class.

This story was posted on 2019-02-28 20:04:26
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