DII Nationals Colorado entries07 Mar 2017
by tom blair - ICW staff
The seeds and the brackets are up for the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th in Birmingham, Alabama. This is part of the DII Festival, wrestling will join indoor track and field and swimming in the Olympic-style event with three separate venues all located within one athletic complex. Wrestling will include twists, turns, last-second victories and plenty of drama over the two-day event.
Colorado has five colleges with 15 entries into this event that qualified thru the regional tournament held Feb 25 & 26 at Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Top teams for the tournament are St Cloud State with 9 entries and Notre Dame (Ohio) with 8 wrestlers.
Adams State - Darek Huff, 125 lbs , RS/ FR, placed 3rd at regional is from Broomfield HS; Martin Ramirez, 133 lbs, RS/ SR, 3rd at regional
CSM – Jacob Gerkin, 149 lbs, SR, 2nd at regional, from Fort Morgan
Colorado Mesa – Juaquin Olivas, 133 lbs, So, placed 4th at regional; Daniel Salazar, 141 lbs, RS/ SR, placed 4th at regional, from Palisade HS; Jason Buhr, 165 lbs, RS/SO, placed 4th at regional, from Centauri; Bruno Nicoletti, 174 lbs, RS/ JR, from Cherokee Trail
CSU Pueblo – Paul (PT) Garcia, 133 lbs, SO, placed 1st in regional, Bear Creek; Kyle Fantia, 157 lbs, RS/JR, placed 4th at regional; JaCobi Jones, 165 lbs, JR, placed 2nd at regional; JaVaughn Perkins, 184 lbs, RS/ FR, placed 2nd at regional;
Western State – Ronald Wardleigh, 125 lbs, SR, place 2nd at regional; Ian Steen, 149 lbs, RS/JR, placed 3rd at regional; Brendon Supernaw, 174 lbs, RS/SO, place 2nd at regional, from Doherty; Konnor Schmidt, 184 lbs, RS/FR placed 4th at regional, from Rocky Mtn,
UNK – Kearny - Zach Stodden, 184 lbs, RS/So, placed 3rd at regional, from Broomfield