Notre Dame (Ohio) has eight qualify for nationals, wins Super Regional 1
WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. -- The 2015 NCAA Wrestling Super Region 1 Championships brought together the top wrestlers in the Division II East Region, and when all the dust had settled after two days of action, Notre Dame (Ohio) was on top of the competition. The Falcons finished first at the Super Region 1 Championships with a combined team score of 133 points, beating Mercyhurst (126 points) and Kutztown (92.5) to take the East Region title.
This marks the third consecutive year that the Falcons have been crowned East Region champions.
With their success at the Super Region 1 Championships, nine different Falcons earned berths to the upcoming NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Missouri on March 13-14.
The Falcons had eight wrestlers place in the top four of their bracket, thus earning eight automatic bids. However, Garrett Linton (197 pounds) also earned a berth to Nationals as an alternate, in case of sickness or injury to one of the qualifying wrestlers.
Joey Davis, who won the 174 pound bracket by going 4-0, was named Most Valuable Wrestler of the tournament.
"It was a really good day for us," head coach Frank Romano said. "Everyone fought as hard as they could, everyone battled, everyone contributed and scored team points. It was a total team effort. Now we have to prepare for the national tournament."