Wildcat Club Wrestling Places Runner-Up During Conference Tourney, Six Qualify For Nationals

Wildcat Club Wrestling Places Runner-Up During Conference Tourney, Six Qualify For Nationals
Runner-up photo. Top Row: Coach Greg Vander Weil, Ryan Zoucha (Malcolm), Dalton Sobotka (Yankton), Nick Cramer (Omaha), Marcos A Osorio (West Point) and Coach Justin Smith. Bottom Row: Hunter Weiss (Beatrice), Ethan Fitzler (Bellevue) and Tyson Cisneros (Lincoln).

DALLAS, TX – The Wayne State College club wrestling program will be making a return trip to the state of Texas next week after the team and several individuals performed well this past weekend.

WSC placed second as a team with 88.5 points during the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Southwest Conference National Qualifying Tournament. Matches were held at Richland Community College in Dallas, Texas.

Ethan Fitzler (157) and Tyson Cisneros (235) were both crowned champions in their weight classes followed by Hunter Weiss (149) in second. Both Fitzler and Weiss are four-time national qualifiers.

Senior photo (l to r): Ethan Fitzler, Hunter Weiss, and Tyson Cisneros.

Fitzler is now 12-11 on the season thanks to a pair of pins and a win by decision Saturday while Cisneros improves to 12-8 with a win by decision and three straight pins. Runner-up finisher, Weiss (10-9) won three matches by pin, technical fall and major decision before being pinned in the finals.

Ryan Zoucha (133) and Dalton Sobotka (197) each finished third as Marcos Osorio (141) received a wildcard.

Schreiner University (Kerrville, TX) won the tourney with 208.5 points while Texas A&M University followed the ‘Cats for third with 79 points. University of Houston-Downtown took fourth with 62 points, the host, Richland College placed fifth with 56 points and University of Texas at Dallas came in sixth with 30 points

The 2020 National Championships will be held in the Allen Event Center Arena in Allen, Texas from Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14.

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