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WSC Wrestling Club Wins Tournament

Posted: 23 January, 2013

WAYNE - Wayne State College Wildcat Wrestlers defeated 2012 NCWA Div. II National Champs Wichita State and 2011 NCWA Div. II National Champs Northwest Missouri State University along with the Iowa State University Wrestling Club on Jan. 19 in Ames, Iowa.
 "This outstanding team achievement was a direct result of "perseverance, dedication and hard work," said Coach Greg VanderWeil. "It's great to see these outstanding young men earn the respect they have been working so hard to achieve."

Eleven Wildcat Wrestlers earned 59.60 points to Wichita's 44.75, NWMSU's 25.75, and ISU's 24 points.  The team was led by Senior Co-Champs Eric Held, Hinton, Iowa; and Matthew Peter, O'Neill at 157 lbs.  Joining them as a champion was Jon Williams, a sophomore from Glenwood, Iowa; who claimed the title at 174 lbs. 

Second place finishes went to:
Fr., Tanner O'Gorman-Waverly                                         125 lbs.
Fr., Beau Boehmer-Bennington                                       149 lbs.
Fr., Matt De Garmo-Seward                                               184 lbs.
Sr., Rob Peter-O'Neill                                                          187 lbs.
Sr., Jon Mullen-Laurel                                                         285 lbs.
Fr., Travis Schmidt-O'Neill                                                  285 lbs.
 3rd place - Sr., Eric Timmerman-George, Iowa             165 lbs.
4th place - So., Ryan Burnison-Louisville                        235 lbs.

The Cats are back on the mats this weekend at Winona State University in Minnesota.
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