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Peacocks at D2 Championships

Welcome Peacock Fans!  The Upper Iowa wrestling team has six National Qualifiers at the NCAA Division II Championships in Omaha, Nebraska.  Session One opens at 11:00 on Friday in the Sapp Fieldhouse.

 

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That was a great Session 1 for the Peacocks at the National Torunament.  Great Job to all of the wrestlers and looking forward to watching you the rest of the weekend.  Good Luck!!

NCAA Division II Championships Preview

Tyler Mumbulo (21-5) || NCAA Super Regional 3 Champion
125 Pounds, #4 NCAA, Senior, Bainbridge, NY

Tyler claimed his first NCAA Regional Championship in his fourth trip to the regional's final match. The senior has made three previous trips the NCAA Championships as a Regional Runner Up, but now goes into his final national tournament as a regional champ. Mumbulo, currently ranked #4, is a two-time NCAA All-American finishing 8th in 2007 and 6th in 2008.

Session I Match Up:
Kyle O'Brien (Western State) || 18-21 || 4th Place at NCAA Super Regional 4

Kyle Pedretti (24-7) || NCAA Super Regional 3 Runner Up
133 Pounds, Sophomore, Monona, IA

Kyle claimed the runner up spot at the NCAA Super Regional Three after a close loss to Laramie Schaffer of Augustana. Pedretti is making his second trip to the NCAA Championships, last year the young man from Monona, Iowa qualified at 125 pounds last year and went 1-2.

Session I Match Up:
Sheridan Moran (Newberry) || 26-11 || 3rd Place at NCAA Super Regional 3

Derek Stolarzyk (16-8) || NCAA Super Regional 3 True-Fourth Place Match Winner
149 Pounds, Senior, Stewartville, MN

Derek began the year wrestling very well at 157 pounds, but moved down a weight class to 149 pounds for the final two Northern Sun Conference duals prior to the NCAA Super Regional Three. The senior claimed fifth place at the regional, but earned his spot at the NCAA Championships thanks to an 8-3 victory in a true-fourth place match. Stolarzyk will be making his first appearance at the Championships.

Session I Match Up:
Louis DeSantis (Colorado State-Pueblo) || 20-12 || Champion at NCAA Super Regional 4

Justin Decker (18-9) || NCAA Super Regional 3 Fourth Place
157 Pounds, Junior, Westgate, IA

Justin joined the Upper Iowa wrestling team this season in January after spending the last two years on the coaching staff of Upper Iowa. Last Sunday, Decker was able to claim a fourth place finish and earn his first ever trip to the NCAA Championships.

Session I Match Up:
Michael Williams (UNC Pembroke) || 10-1 || Champion at NCAA Super Regional 1

Travis Eggers (22-3) || NCAA Super Regional 3 Champion
165 Pounds, #2 NCAA, Senior, Monona, IA

Travis claimed his first NCAA Regional Championship and was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the 2010 NCAA Super Regional Three. The senior has made three previous trips the NCAA Championships all coming at 157 pounds, but now he goes into his final national tournament as a regional champ at 165. Eggers, currently ranked #2, is a two-time NCAA All-American finishing 4th in 2008 and 2nd in 2009.

Session I Match Up:
Thomas Graszl (Ashland) || 17-16 || 4th Place at NCAA Super Regional 2

Mitch Norton (18-3) || NCAA Super Regional 3 Champion
174 Pounds, #2 NCAA, Senior, Waverly, Iowa

Mitch claimed his second NCAA Regional Championship becoming the first UIU wrestler to do so. The senior has made three previous trips the NCAA Championships; the first two coming at 165 pounds and last year at 174 pounds. Norton, currently ranked #2, claimed an NCAA All-American finish (4th) in 2009 at the Championships in Houston.

Session I Match Up:
Shawn Kuhlman (Fort Hays State) || 21-13 || 4th Place at NCAA Super Regional 4


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