Grand View of NAIA captures fifth-straight NWCA duals title

The top two teams in the NAIA met in the finals of the NWCA National Duals, Jan. 9 in Ft. Wayne, Ind., but there was no doubt what school remains the most dominant in this level of college wrestling as top-ranked Grand View outscored four opponents 179-20 to capture a fifth-straight team championship.

            After winning 28 out of the first 30 individual bouts over Missouri Baptist, Great Falls and Campbellsville, the Vikings of Des Moines, Iowa, actually trailed second-ranked Indiana Tech, 9-6, in the final dual — after the Warriors’ No. 4-ranked Matthew Miller pinned second-ranked Walker Marshall in 1:28 of their 141-pound dual.

The NAIA can rank more than one individual per school at a weight and that paid off for Grand View at 149 pounds in the finals as Midlands champion Andrew Long — ranked No. 1 at 141 pounds — moved up and pinned Indiana Tech’s Justin Atkinson in 1:39 to give the Viking a 12-9 lead.

Grand View then won five out of the final six bouts, including Dean Broghammer’s pin against Kegan Clark-Sanchez in 39 seconds of their heavyweight final.

 

 

NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals • Jan. 8-9 • Ft. Wayne, Ind.

NAIA Tournament Results

First Round

No. 1 Grand View (Iowa) defeated Missouri Baptist, 55-0

No. 10 Great Falls (Mont.) defeated No. 9 York (Neb.), 28-19

No. 6 Life (Ga.) defeated No. 18 Cumberland (Tenn.), 27-12

No. 5 Campbellsville (Kent.) defeated No. 19 Williams Baptist (Ark.), 32-16

No. 2 Indiana Tech defeated Cumberlands (Kent), 33-17

No 7 Oklahoma City defeated No. 16 Midland (Neb.), 37-13

No. 14 Lindsey Wilson (Kent.) defeated No. 8 Concordia (Neb.), 18-18 criteria

No. 3 Missouri Valley defeated Ottawa, 41-13

Quarterfinals

Grand View defeated Great Falls, 54-3

Campbellsville defeated Life, 23-15

Indiana Tech defeated Oklahoma City, 24-18

Missouri Valley defeated Lindsey Wilson, 26-15

Semifinals

Grand View defeated Campbellsville, 37-2

Indiana Tech defeated Missouri Valley, 24-17

Championship

Grand View (Iowa) defeated Indiana Tech, 33-15

3rd-Place Match

Missouri Valley defeated Campbellsville, 21-17

5th-Place Match

Oklahoma City defeated Life University, 24-12

7th-Place Match

Concordia (Neb.) defeated Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 19-15

 

NAIA Championship Dual — No. 1 Grand View (Iowa) 33, No. 2 Indiana Tech 15

125 — No. 1 Mitch Pawlak (Indiana Tech) dec. No. 6 Tristan Bundy, 9-4

133 — No. 3 Jacob Colon (Grand View) pinned Travis Barroquillo, 5:37

141 — No. 4 Matthew Miller (Indiana Tech) pinned No. 2 Walker Marshall, 1:28

149 — No. 1 (141) Andrew Long (Grand View) pinned Justin Atkinson, 1:39

157 — No. 1 Grant Henderson (Grand View) major dec. No. 9 Chase Hack, 12-4

165 — No. 3 Dallas Houchins (Grand View) dec. No. 5 John Weldon, 6-3

174 — Tyler Goldman (Indiana Tech) pinned No. 7 Dylan Blackford, 2:45

184 — No. 1 Michael Pixley (Grand View) dec. No. 2 LJ Grayson, 7-1

197 — Grant Harrill (Grand View) won by TF over Bo Davis, 20-5

Hwt — No. 3 Dean Broghammer (Grand View) pinned Kegan Clark-Sanchez, 0:39

 

 

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