Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics | March 2, 2014 Wis.-Whitewater wins Midwest Regional Share CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. -- The Warhawks will send a group of six wrestlers to the national championships set for March 14-15 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wisconsin-Whitewater's team total of 130 bested the competition by 22 points for their second consecutive regional title. Three Warhawks won their weight classes, two were runners-up and another took third in the NCAA Midwest Regional hosted by Wabash College Saturday to advance. The top three in each weight class advance to the national championships.Jimmy Nehls went 3-0 after a first round bye to win the 133 pound weight class. Nehls, the number two seed in the regional and ranked seventh in the NWCA, opened with a major decision against Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Lance Fabry 15-1. In his second match of the day, Nehls topped Miguel Venecia of Elmhurst 3-2 to advance to the championship. Nehls topped Wisconsin-La Crosse's Dustin Weinmann 6-2 in the title bout to earn the team's first individual regional title of the day. He advances to nationals with a 22-5 record.The next individual champ for Whitewater came in the 165 pound weight class. Cedric Gibson, the No. 1 seed, won all three of his matches Saturday to improve to 22-5. He opened with a 9-3 decision against Logan Hermsen of Stevens Point followed by a 6-3 decision against Tyler Schneider of La Crosse. Gibson overpowered Wabash's Josh Sampson to win by major decision, 14-3, in the title bout to repeat as regional champ.Top seeded Shane Siefert notched his second consecutive regional title at 197 pounds after going 4-0 Saturday. He won three of his four bouts by fall, including the championship match. Siefert opened with a pin of Michael Conner in 2:28 and stopped the clock in 1:58 with a pin against Mario Palmisano of Chicago in his second match of the day. A 5-0 decision against Mike Minske of La Crosse sent Siefert back to the championship. He recorded the fall in 2:31 against the number two seed, Elmhurst's Danny Balderas to improve to 37-4 this season and take the team lead in pins with 10 this season.Team scores were: UW-W 130, UW-La Crosse 108, Wabash 106, Olivet 97.5, Elmhurst 74.5, UW-Stevens Point 65.5, North Central (Ill.) 57, Wheaton 55, Alma 40, Trine 27, Chicago 14 and Manchester 5.