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Wrestling - Fri, Mar. 3, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (Brackets – PDF | Team Scores) – Five-time defending team champion Grand View (Iowa) ended Session I of the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, presented by USA Wrestling-Kansas, leading the team competition with 39.5 points. Wrestling in Session II starts at approximately ‪6:30 p.m. CST‬. The 60th annual event is taking place inside the Kansas Expocentre for the fourth-straight year.

Ten of Grand View's 12 qualifiers remain on the championship side of the bracket, including all three of the club's returning national champions – Jacob Colon (SR/Clear Lake, Iowa) (133 pounds), Michael Pixley (JR/Granite City, Illinois) (184 pounds) and Dean Broghammer (JR/Manchester, Iowa) (285 pounds).

Three wrestlers kept their unbeaten streaks alive by punching tickets into the quarterfinals – Lawton Benna (SO/Wentzville, Missouri) of Grand View (17-0), Nicholas Meck of York (Neb.) (18-0) and Dalton Bailey of Life (Ga.) (22-0).

Grand View match results - 
133 - 1 Jacob Colon's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - 1 Jacob Colon (Grand View (Iowa)) 29-4 won by fall over Ty Kolterman (Bethany (Kan.)) 18-11 (Fall 4:01)
Champ. Round 2 - 1 Jacob Colon (Grand View (Iowa)) 29-4 won by decision over Tanner Irwin (Williams Baptist (Ark.)) 26-11 (Dec 9-2)

141 - 2 Josh Wenger (FR/Walford, Iowa)'s place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 2 - 2 Josh Wenger (Grand View (Iowa)) 23-2 won by tech fall over Matt Miller (Indiana Tech) 16-10 (TF-1.5 5:00 (17-0))

149 - 3 Walker Marshall (SR/Missouri Valley, Iowa)'s place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - 3 Walker Marshall (Grand View (Iowa)) 29-7 won by fall over Eric Ambriz (Oklahoma City) 15-18 (Fall 2:33)
Champ. Round 2 - 3 Walker Marshall (Grand View (Iowa)) 29-7 won by major decision over Adrian Gomez (Brewton-Parker (Ga.)) 19-6 (MD 9-1)

165 - 3 Ryan Niven (JR/Boston, Massachusetts)'s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tim Dinsdale (Southeastern (Fla.)) 23-7 won by fall over 3 Ryan Niven (Grand View (Iowa)) 22-5 (Fall 6:38)
Cons. Round 2 - 3 Ryan Niven (Grand View (Iowa)) 22-5 won by decision over Tyler Button (Life (Ga.)) 15-7 (Dec 9-4)

165 - 1 Grant Henderson (JR/Alburnett, Iowa)'s place is unknown and has scored 5.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - 1 Grant Henderson (Grand View (Iowa)) 23-3 won by fall over Brok Williams (Oklahoma City) 21-13 (Fall 2:54)
Champ. Round 2 - 1 Grant Henderson (Grand View (Iowa)) 23-3 won by tech fall over Ryan Whittle (Williams Baptist (Ark.)) 16-12 (TF-1.5 4:34 (15-0))

174 - 1 Lawton Benna's place is unknown and has scored 4.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - 1 Lawton Benna (Grand View (Iowa)) 17-0 won by major decision over Colton Gonzalez (Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)) 22-13 (MD 11-2)
Champ. Round 2 - 1 Lawton Benna (Grand View (Iowa)) 17-0 won by tech fall over Keion McVay (Williams Baptist (Ark.)) 20-9 (TF-1.5 5:58 (15-0))

174 - 2 Dylan Blackford (JR/Des Moines, Iowa)'s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 2 - 2 Dylan Blackford (Grand View (Iowa)) 28-8 won by major decision over Hunter Smith (Life (Ga.)) 23-10 (MD 10-0)

184 - 4 Michael Pixley's place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 2 - 4 Michael Pixley (Grand View (Iowa)) 24-2 won by tech fall over Lane Oversen (Dickinson State (n.d.)) 14-5 (TF-1.5 1:55 (16-0))

197 - 3 Evan Hansen (FR/Kimballton, Iowa)'s place is unknown and has scored 3.50 team points.
Champ. Round 2 - 3 Evan Hansen (Grand View (Iowa)) 20-4 won by tech fall over Riley Williams (Wayland Baptist (Texas)) 23-7 (TF-1.5 5:41 (18-3))

197 - 4 Johnathen Dennis's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jovanni Virgen (Bacone (Okla.)) 14-14 won by decision over 4 John Dennis (Grand View (Iowa)) 31-10 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 - 4 John Dennis (Grand View (Iowa)) 31-10 won by major decision over Riley Williams (Wayland Baptist (Texas)) 23-7 (MD 21-9)

285 - 1 Dean Broghammer's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 2 - 1 Dean Broghammer (Grand View (Iowa)) 24-3 won by decision over Jacob Roza (Life (Ga.)) 29-6 (Dec 6-1)

285 - 2 Jake Laden's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 2 - 2 Jacob Laden (Grand View (Iowa)) 26-4 won by decision over James Jones (Midland (Neb.)) 22-11 (Dec 6-2)

For more information on the NAIA Wrestling National Championships, clickhere.

 
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