Eight Cougars Advance to NCWA National Championships
Feb. 27, 2010
CALEDONIA, Mich. - Eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestlers will compete in the NCWA's National Championships after qualifying today at the North Central Conference Championships.
SIUE edged host Grand Valley State for the team title with 202.5 points. Below is a listing of SIUE wrestlers and their final finish. SIUE Head Coach David Ray said anyone who placed among the top four would advance to compete at the national tournament in Hampton, Va., on March 11-13.
SIUE finished with five champions.
1st - Brendan Murphy (133 pounds)
1st - Steve Ross (157 pounds)
1st - Eric Pretto (165 pounds)
1st - Chase Grafton (235 pounds)
1st - David Devine (285 pounds)
2nd - A.J. Smith (197 pounds)
3rd - Dillon Pousson (141 pounds)
3rd - Kyle Lowman (149 pounds)
5th - Dustin Young (125 pounds)
6th - Kris Treat (125 pounds)
7th - Sawyer Smith (197 pounds)
7th - Tim Mahoney (174 pounds)
7th - Robert Cooney (184 pounds)
8th - Nick Jones (149 pounds)