Feb. 22, 2009

Midwest Regional

Delaware Valley-
ANGOLA (IN) - Delaware Valley College, ranked second in Division III, ran away from the competition at the NCAA Midwest Regional as the Aggies captured their third straight team title. Individually, five wrestlers won individual champions and one earned a wild-card berth, giving Delaware Valley six qualifiers for the upcoming NCAA Division III Championships.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM STANDINGS
1. Delaware Valley College- 183.0 points
2. Olivet College- 128.5 points
2. Trine University- 128.5 points
4. College of Mt. Saint Joseph- 99.5 points
5. Thiel College- 97.5 points
6. Waynesburg University- 83.5 points
7. Case Western Reserve University- 66.0 points
8. Wabash College- 63.5 points
9. Manchester College- 51.0 points
10. Rose-Hulman Institute- 45.5 points
11. Washington & Jefferson College- 39.5 points

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
125 - #1 Chris Sheetz (DVC) by decision over #2 Rob Miller (Thiel), 5-4
133 - #1 Brandon Clemmer (DVC) by decision over #2 Corey Browk (Thiel), 7-0
141 - #5 Nick Garber (Waynesburg) by decision over #2 Jeremiah Edwards (R. Hulman), 9-7
149 - #2 Drew Gardella (Case Western) by decision over #4 Dale Fava (DVC), 6-2
157 - #1 Jason Brew (Olivet) by decision over #2 Isaac Dukes (Case Western), 6-4
165 - #1 Tyle Goble (Rose Hulman) by decision over #3 Kyle Long (Thiel), 5-1
174 - #2 Rocky Mantella (DVC) by decision over #1 Kyle Vanderhyde (Olivet), 6-4 OT
184 - #1 Mike Wilcox (DVC) by decision over #2 Louis Posa (Thiel), 6-2
197 - #1 Corbin Semple (Waynesburg) by maj. decision over #2 Martin Porter (DVC), 12-2
285 - #1 Kyle Bilquist (DVC) by decision over #2 Spencer Fulk (Manchester), 4-1

Outstanding Wrestler: Rocky Mantella, Delaware Valley

Coach of the Year: Brandon Totten, Delaware Valley

The 10 individual champions, along with five wild-card selections, will compete at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at U.S. Cellular Center (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) on March 6 and 7.

Great Lakes Regional

MEQUON, Wis. (2/21/09) -- The Augsburg College wrestling team will advance nine wrestlers to the NCAA Division III national tournament, after winning the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional on Saturday at Concordia University-Wisconsin.

Augsburg, the top-ranked team in Division III wrestling, won the team title at the regional for the seventh straight year with 159 points, outdistancing second-place Concordia-Moorhead's 117.5 points. The Cobbers are ranked No. 8 nationally. No. 6-ranked North Central (Ill.) was third with 105, No. 17-ranked St. John's was fourth with 98.5, and No. 13-ranked Elmhurst (Ill.) was fifth with 95.5.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III GREAT LAKES REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM STANDINGS
1. Augsburg- 159 points
2. Concordia- 117.5 points
3. North Central (Ill.)- 105 points
4. St. John's- 98.5 points
5. Elmhurst (Ill.)- 95.5 points

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
125 - #1 Jake Oster (Elmhurst) by decision over #2 Seth Flodeen (Augsburg), 10-2
133 - #3 Munkhbaatar Baatar (St. John's) by decision over #1 Travis Lang (Augsburg), 9-5
141 - #2 Myanganbayar Batsukh (St. John's) by decision over #4 Virgil Pope (MSOE), 9-4
149 - #1 Willy Holst (Augsburg) by maj. decision over #3 Justin Berns (CC Moor), 23-3
157 - #1 Jason Adams (Augsburg) by maj. decision over #3 Jonas Flok (Lakeland), 13-4
165 - #2 Benjamin Hoover (Maranatha BBC)) by decision over #1 Ben Youel (North Central), 9-7
174 - #2 Zach Molitor (Augsburg) by maj. decision over #1 Troy Carlson (U of Chic.), 45-3
184 -
197 -
285 -