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Notre Dame knocks off Maryville & St. Cloud State to claim another Div. II Duals title

Notre Dame made a national statement that the Falcons could once again return to the top of the NCAA Division II level as the school from Solon, Ohio, — ranked No. 5 before the 2016 NWCA National Duals in Ft. Wayne, Ind. — scored big upsets over No. 1-ranked Maryville and No. 2 St. Cloud State to win this year’s duals title.

notre dame image          One of the biggest keys for the Falcons was seeing unranked wrestlers score big upsets over ranked foes.

In Notre Dame’s 22-12 win over top-ranked Maryville in the semifinals, Cobey Fehr upset top-ranked Nate Rodriquez, 5-4, at 141 pounds to help the Falcons win five of the first six weight classes to take a 16-3 lead.

Then in a 21-15 championship victory over St. Cloud State, Notre Dame’s Jacob Goodwin — wrestling in place of sixth-ranked teammate Ivan McClay — stunned St. Cloud State’s top-ranked Tim Prescott for a 6-5 victory at 125 pounds. The Falcons would go on to win four of the first six weights, including unranked Juwan Edmond’s 6-4 overtime win over top-ranked Clint Poster at 165 pounds.

 

NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals

NCAA Div. II Tournament Results

First Round

No. 1 Maryville (Mo.) defeated No. 12 Findlay (Ohio), 38-0

No. 11 Upper Iowa defeated No. 14 Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.), 24-15

No. 5 Notre Dame (Ohio) defeated Minnesota State, 27-9

No. 4 Mercyhurst (Pa.) defeated No. 16 Indianapolis, 23-19

No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney defeated No. 12 Tiffin (Ohio), 26-19

No. 7 Pitt-Johnstown defeated McKendree (Ill.), 41-0

No. 9 Lake Erie College (Ohio) defeated Central Missouri, 47-1

No. 2 St. Cloud State (Minn.) defeated No. 18 Newberry (S.C.), 43-3

Quarterfinals

Maryville defeated Upper Iowa 33-10

Notre Dame defeated Mercyhurst, 24-15

Pitt-Johnstown defeated Nebraska-Kearney 37-7

St. Cloud State defeated Lake Erie, 32-6

Semifinals

Notre Dame defeated Maryville, 22-12

St. Cloud State defeated Pitt-Johnstown, 30-7

Championship

Notre Dame defeated St. Cloud State, 21-15

3rd-Place Match

Pitt-Johnstown defeated Maryville, 19-18

5th-Place Match

Upper Iowa defeated Nebraska-Kearney, 21-20

7th-Place Match

Lake Erie College defeated Tiffin, 19-18

 

NCAA Div. II Championship Dual — No. 5 Notre Dame (Ohio) 21, No. 2 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 15

125 — Jacob Goodwin (Notre Dame) dec. No. 1 Tim Prescott, 6-5

133 — Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud State) dec. No. 5 David Bavery, 5-1

141 — Cobey Fehr (Notre Dame) pinned Matt Nelson, 3:57

149 — Jay Hildreth (St. Cloud State) dec. Isaac Dulgarian, 12-8

157 — No. 1 Jonatan Rivera (Notre Dame) dec. Larry Bomstad, 11-5

165 — Juwan Edmond (Notre Dame) dec. No. 1 Clint Poster, 6-4, sv

174 — Clayton Jennissen (St. Cloud State) dec. Roberto Rivera, 4-3

184 — No. 1 Joey Davis (Notre Dame) dec. Uthman Rabiu, 8-3

197 — No. 4 Garrett Lineberger (Notre Dame) dec. VJ Giulio, 8-2

Hwt — No. 1 Austin Goergen (St. Cloud State) won by forfeit

 

 

 

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