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Notre Dame College claims first NCAA Div. II Championship

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Updated: March 18, 2014

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Notre Dame College claimed the 2014 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in emphatic fashion with four wrestlers claiming individual national titles. Jonatan Rivera, Eric Burgey, Joey Davis and Garett Lineberger claimed national titles for the Falcons.

Rivera started the title run off for the Falcons at 157 pounds with a 5-2 decision over the previously unbeaten Cory Dauphin from Central Oklahoma. Burgey was the second Falcon to claim a national title, at 165 pounds, with a 4-2 decision victory over Chris Watson from Central Oklahoma. Burgey, who is a senior, becomes a two-time NCAA Division II national champion having won the national title at 174 pounds last year.

Davis completed his second unbeaten season to claim his second national title with a 4-1 victory over Adam Walters from Findlay. Davis completes a 39-0 season at 174 pounds to hold an unbeaten collegiate record of 72-0. Lineberger, a freshman, followed Davis’s lead to claim a national title, at 184 pounds, in his first year as a collegiate wrestler. Linberger defeated Travis McKillop from Pitt Johnstown with a pin at the 4:54 mark. Lineberger was also the only wrestler in the tournament to record a pin in the championship finals. With the win Lineberger becomes the Falcons’ second freshman national champion in a row, after Davis achieved the feat last year.

With four individual national champions the Falcons claimed a convincing, 35-point, team national championship. The Falcons amassed 99.5 points to beat two-time defending national champions Nebraska Kearney, who finished with 64.5 points. Maryville University finished in the third with 58.5 points, Ouachita Baptist finished fourth with 56 points and Central Oklahoma rounded out the top five with 54.5 points.

Three of the top-four schools — with Nebraska-Kearney being the lone exception — are programs which started within the past five years

The national championship completes a double-title run for the Falcons who also claimed the NWCA National Duals title in January of this year. The team national championship is also Notre Dame College’s first NCAA Division II national title and it comes in only their second year of full membership in the division.

 

NCAA Division II Nationals

March 14-15 • Cleveland, Ohio

Top 20 Team Finishes

Pl.            School            Points

1.             Notre Dame (OH)             99.5

2.             Nebraska-Kearney             64.5

3.             Maryville University             58.5

4.             Ouachita Baptist             56.0

5.             Central Oklahoma             54.5

6.             St. Cloud State             51.0

7.             Lindenwood             48.5

8.             University of Indianapolis             46.0

9.             Pitt-Johnstown             44.5

10.             McKendree University             43.5

11.             UNC-Pembroke             38.5

12.             Cal Baptist             38.0

13.             University of Findlay             35.5

14.             Ashland University             34.0

15.             Upper Iowa             33.0

16.             Newberry College             29.5

17.             Kutztown             29.0

18.             Central Missouri             27.5

19.             Colorado Mesa             23.0

20.             Western State Colorado             22.0

 

125 Results
1st Place Match
Ben Sergent (University of Findlay) 23-6, RS Sr. over TJ North (Augustana) 33-4, So. (Dec 7-4).
3rd Place Match
Dave Fogle (Pitt-Johnstown) 31-6, Sr. over Matthew Turek (Gannon) 26-8, RS Jr. (Fall 2:54).
5th Place Match
Bryden Lazaro (Cal Baptist) 28-9, Sr. over Marco Tamayo (Lindenwood) 20-13, RS Jr. (Dec 12-7).
7th Place Match
Alex Johns (University of Indianapolis) 30-5, RS Sr. over Garrett Evans (Ouachita Baptist) 27-9, RS Jr. (MD 10-1).

133 Results
1st Place Match
Casy Rowell (Central Oklahoma) 38-5, Sr. over Daniel DeShazer (Nebraska-Kearney) 17-2, So. (TB-2 3-2).
3rd Place Match
Michael Labry (Ashland University) 36-5, So. over Dustin Stodola (Chadron State) 27-2, Sr. (Dec 6-1).
5th Place Match
Brenden Murphy (McKendree University) 42-11, RS Sr. over Evan Yenolevich (Kutztown) 15-4, Sr. (Fall 2:04).
7th Place Match
Nathan Rodriguez (Ouachita Baptist) 29-9, Fr. over Isaiah Hurtado (San Francisco State) 29-11, Jr. (Fall 2:12).

141 Results
1st Place Match
Daniel Ownbey (UNC-Pembroke) 27-8, RS Jr. over Joshua Myers (Ouachita Baptist) 27-7, RS Jr. (Dec 2-1).
3rd Place Match
Dylan D`Urso (Mercyhurst) 32-4, So. over Charles Napier (Fort Hays State) 33-6, Sr. (TB-2 (RT) 3-3).
5th Place Match
Bradford Gerl (Cal Baptist) 10-8, So. over BJ Young (Newberry College) 38-9, RS Sr. (MD 15-6).
7th Place Match
Darick Lapaglia (Maryville University) 34-14, Fr. over Kyle Webb (Lindenwood) 29-18, RS Jr. (Fall 2:54).

149 Results
1st Place Match
Frank Cagnina (Central Missouri) 40-2, Jr. over Edwin Cooper (Upper Iowa) 42-4, So. (Dec 6-2).
3rd Place Match
Terrel Wilbourn (Lindenwood) 14-5, RS So. over Jay Hildreth (St. Cloud State) 21-7, Jr. (Dec 4-3).
5th Place Match
James Martinez (Colorado Mesa) 19-4, Jr. over Cameryn Brady (University of Indianapolis) 36-4, RS Sr. (Dec 3-1).
7th Place Match
Kyle Williams (McKendree University) 36-12, RS Sr. over Jeremy Landowski (Mercyhurst) 24-7, So. (Dec 7-0).

157 Results
1st Place Match
Jonatan Rivera (Notre Dame (OH)) 25-6, So. over Cory Dauphin (Central Oklahoma) 39-1, Sr. (Dec 5-2).
3rd Place Match
Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) 33-8, RS So. over Justin Pencook (UNC-Pembroke) 23-9, RS Sr. (Fall 4:17).
5th Place Match
Zak Vargo (Lake Erie College) 35-6, RS Sr. over Ray Hall (CSU-Pueblo) 9-6, Sr. (Dec 7-5).
7th Place Match
Bobby Williams (Ouachita Baptist) 28-12, RS Sr. over Derrick Weller (Lindenwood) 26-17, RS Jr. (Fall 1:30).

165 Results
1st Place Match
Eric Burgey (Notre Dame (OH)) 15-2, Sr. over Chris Watson (Central Oklahoma) 43-4, Jr. (Dec 4-2).
3rd Place Match
Jeff Weiss (University of Indianapolis) 33-7, RS Sr. over Nick Haferkamp (McKendree University) 30-15, RS Jr. (Dec 3-2).
5th Place Match
Dimitri Willis (Maryville University) 35-14, RS So. over Brock Smith (Nebraska-Kearney) 22-9, Sr. (Dec 6-2).
7th Place Match
Gabe Fogarty (St. Cloud State) 13-9, So. over Ty Loethen (Central Missouri) 23-10, Jr. (Dec 6-2).

174 Results
1st Place Match
Joey Davis (Notre Dame (OH)) 39-0, So. over Adam Walters (University of Findlay) 31-4, RS Sr. (Dec 4-1).
3rd Place Match
Patrick Martinez (Nebraska-Kearney) 25-2, Sr. over Elliot Copeland (Western State Colorado) 13-4, Jr. (Dec 5-3).
5th Place Match
Chester Granard (Colorado Mesa) 24-4, Sr. over Zeb Wahle (Maryville University) 37-11, RS Fr. (Dec 5-2).
7th Place Match
Trevor Grant (CSU-Pueblo) 21-14, Sr. over Blaze Shade (UNC-Pembroke) 25-11, So. (Dec 7-0).

184 Results
1st Place Match
Garrett Lineberger (Notre Dame (OH)) 25-5, Fr. over Travis McKillop (Pitt-Johnstown) 31-5, Jr. (Fall 4:54).
3rd Place Match
Dallas Smith (Ouachita Baptist) 33-5, Jr. over Nick Burghardt (Maryville University) 34-12, So. (SV-1 (Fall) 7:21).
5th Place Match
Kyle Piatt (Western State Colorado) 29-5, Jr. over Jared Holliday (Newberry College) 40-13, Jr. (Dec 3-2).
7th Place Match
Mark Fiala (Nebraska-Kearney) 35-17, Sr. over Bryson Hall (Ashland University) 24-5, Jr. (Dec 6-3).

197 Results
1st Place Match
Romero Cotton (Nebraska-Kearney) 23-3, So. over Julian Smith (McKendree University) 42-8, RS Jr. (Dec 8-7).
3rd Place Match
Carl Broghammer (Upper Iowa) 42-4, Sr. over Brandonn Johnson (Notre Dame (OH)) 34-9, Sr. (Dec 10-5).
5th Place Match
Joe Brandt (Ashland University) 29-6, Jr. over Tanner Kriss (Fort Hays State) 15-9, Sr. (Fall 2:10).
7th Place Match
Zachary Bennett (Pitt-Johnstown) 25-6, Jr. over Evan Rosborough (Lake Erie College) 33-13, Fr. (Dec 6-2).

285 Results
1st Place Match
Ziad Haddad (Kutztown) 26-0, Jr. over Jacob Mitchell (Cal Baptist) 14-1, Jr. (Dec 5-4).
3rd Place Match
Steve Butler (Lindenwood) 20-2, RS Jr. over Donnell Walker (Maryville University) 36-10, RS Fr. (Dec 5-0).
5th Place Match
Evan Wooding (University of Indianapolis) 31-10, RS Sr. over Austin Goergen (St. Cloud State) 35-8, RS Fr. (Dec 8-7).
7th Place Match
Josh Duplin (Pitt-Johnstown) 27-14, So. over Matt Wade (Newberry College) 37-10, RS Sr. (TB-1 4-1).

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