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Devon Jackson and Nathan Rankin NCAA III Championships Bound

The U of O Wrestling Team made history today in Dubuque, Iowa, as two wrestlers – Devon Jackson (125) and Nathaneal Rankin (133) – qualified for the NCAA III National Championships, the first wrestlers in program history to do so. The National Championships will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, March 9-10. Congrats to Devon, Nathaneal and coaches LeRoy Gardner and Jason Schweer for making U of O history. We wish you well in Cleveland!

History Made! Jackson, Rankin Advance To NCAA III National Championships

History Made! Jackson, Rankin Advance To NCAA III National Championships

Dubuque, Iowa-The University of the Ozarks made history at the NCAA III Regional as two wrestlers – Devon Jackson and Nathaneal Rankin – advanced to the National Championships March 9-10 in Cleveland, Ohio. In the third place match, Jackson won by decision over Brock Henderson from Coe College (Dec 9-8) and Rankin won by decision over Michael Triplett from Loras College (Dec 9-8). It is the first time in program history Ozarks has had wrestlers qualify for the National Championships. Ozarks finished eighth as a team, four places higher than a year ago. The Eagles had five wrestlers compete on Sunday, with Jackson (125) and Rankin (133) placing third in their weight class, giving them an automatic bid to the National Championships. Only the top-3 finishers in each weight division move on. Mario Vasquez (141), Jacob Sherrill (174) and Adolfo Sotolongo(285) also competed in Sunday’s competition.

Team Scores
1. Wartburg College – 168.5
2. Loras College – 126.0
3. Coe College – 96.0
4. North Central College – 76.5
5. Central College (Iowa) – 74.5
6. Cornell College – 65.5
7. Millikin University – 61.5
8. University Of The Ozarks – 49.0
9. Luther College – 37.5
10. University Of Dubuque – 35.5
11. Augustana College – 32.5
12. Simpson College – 24.5
13. Huntingdon College – 22.0
14. Nebraska Wesleyan University – 10.5
15. Buena Vista University – 5.0
16. Westminster College (Missouri) – 4.0
17. MacMurray College – 2.5

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1st Place Match – Brennen Doebel (Wartburg College) 19-4 won by medical forfeit over Clarren Pestano (Central College (Iowa)) 27-1 (M. For.)
3rd Place Match – Devon Jackson (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 25-8 won by decision over Brock Henderson (Coe College) 15-10 (Dec 9-8)
5th Place Match – Matt Randone (Loras College) 15-14 won by decision over Moe Mitchell (North Central College) 14-16 (Dec 10-6)
Consi Semis
Cons. Semi – Devon Jackson (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 25-8 won by decision over Moe Mitchell (North Central College) 14-16 (Dec 12-9)
Cons. Semi – Brock Henderson (Coe College) 15-10 won by decision over Matt Randone (Loras College) 15-14 (Dec 4-3)
consi Q`s
Semifinal – Clarren Pestano (Central College (Iowa)) 27-1 won by decision over Devon Jackson (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 25-8 (Dec 12-6)
Semifinal – Brennen Doebel (Wartburg College) 19-4 won by decision over Brock Henderson (Coe College) 15-10 (Dec 11-8)
Cons. Round 3 – Moe Mitchell (North Central College) 14-16 won by forfeit over Travis Pulse (Augustana College (Illinois)) 12-8 (For.)
Cons. Round 3 – Matt Randone (Loras College) 15-14 won by decision over Connor Murphy (Luther College) 27-13 (Dec 6-3)
WB 4
Cons. Round 2 – Travis Pulse (Augustana College (Illinois)) 12-8 won by decision over Ryan Brooks (Huntingdon College) 8-12 (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Moe Mitchell (North Central College) 14-16 won by decision over Ryan Smales (Nebraska Wesleyan University) 13-20 (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Connor Murphy (Luther College) 27-13 won by major decision over Elijah Diaz (Millikin University) 1-2 (MD 14-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Matt Randone (Loras College) 15-14 won by tech fall over Caleb Poche (University Of Dubuque) 3-15 (TF-1.5 3:27 (19-2))
Quarters and WB 3
Quarterfinal – Clarren Pestano (Central College (Iowa)) 27-1 won by major decision over Matt Randone (Loras College) 15-14 (MD 14-5)
Quarterfinal – Devon Jackson (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 25-8 won by major decision over Connor Murphy (Luther College) 27-13 (MD 12-3)
Quarterfinal – Brock Henderson (Coe College) 15-10 won by major decision over Moe Mitchell (North Central College) 14-16 (MD 21-8)
Quarterfinal – Brennen Doebel (Wartburg College) 19-4 won by fall over Travis Pulse (Augustana College (Illinois)) 12-8 (Fall 2:31)
Cons. Round 1 – Ryan Brooks (Huntingdon College) 8-12 won by decision over Nate Vento (Buena Vista University) 0-2 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Ryan Smales (Nebraska Wesleyan University) 13-20 won by major decision over Tyrek Cutts (Westminster College (Missouri)) 0-13 (MD 13-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Elijah Diaz (Millikin University) 1-2 won by fall over Jacob Irwin (Simpson College) 8-23 (Fall 1:50)
Cons. Round 1 – Caleb Poche (University Of Dubuque) 3-15 received a bye () (Bye)

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1st Place Match – Brock Rathbun (Wartburg College) 21-5 won by decision over Brendan Gould (Augustana College (Illinois)) 26-15 (Dec 10-4)
3rd Place Match – Nathaneal Rankin (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 27-3 won by decision over Michael Triplett (Loras College) 14-11 (Dec 9-8)
5th Place Match – John Gioffredi (Simpson College) 17-8 won by decision over Kyle Clough (Luther College) 20-16 (Dec 8-2)
Consi Semis
Cons. Semi – Michael Triplett (Loras College) 14-11 won by decision over Kyle Clough (Luther College) 20-16 (Dec 12-10)
Cons. Semi – Nathaneal Rankin (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 27-3 won by fall over John Gioffredi (Simpson College) 17-8 (Fall 2:43)
consi Q`s
Semifinal – Brock Rathbun (Wartburg College) 21-5 won by major decision over Kyle Clough (Luther College) 20-16 (MD 17-3)
Semifinal – Brendan Gould (Augustana College (Illinois)) 26-15 won by decision over John Gioffredi (Simpson College) 17-8 (Dec 9-6)
Cons. Round 3 – Michael Triplett (Loras College) 14-11 won by fall over Isaac Figueroa (Central College (Iowa)) 13-11 (Fall 1:57)
Cons. Round 3 – Nathaneal Rankin (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 27-3 won by fall over Brady Wilsie (Coe College) 13-6 (Fall 6:55)
WB 4
Cons. Round 2 – Isaac Figueroa (Central College (Iowa)) 13-11 won by major decision over Marc Fleenor (North Central College) 19-12 (MD 19-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Michael Triplett (Loras College) 14-11 won by decision over Brandon Muselman (Millikin University) 0-2 (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Brady Wilsie (Coe College) 13-6 won by fall over Jacob Smith (Huntingdon College) 7-16 (Fall 3:30)
Cons. Round 2 – Nathaneal Rankin (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 27-3 won by fall over Brayden Dowding (Nebraska Wesleyan University) 6-25 (Fall 5:56)
Quarters and WB 3
Quarterfinal – Brock Rathbun (Wartburg College) 21-5 won by tech fall over Nathaneal Rankin (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 27-3 (TF-1.5 1:59 (18-0))
Quarterfinal – Kyle Clough (Luther College) 20-16 won by fall over Brady Wilsie (Coe College) 13-6 (Fall 1:04)
Quarterfinal – Brendan Gould (Augustana College (Illinois)) 26-15 won by decision over Michael Triplett (Loras College) 14-11 (Dec 1-0)
Quarterfinal – John Gioffredi (Simpson College) 17-8 won by decision over Marc Fleenor (North Central College) 19-12 (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Isaac Figueroa (Central College (Iowa)) 13-11 won by fall over Zachary Nash (Westminster College (Missouri)) 1-13 (Fall 1:01)
Cons. Round 1 – Brandon Muselman (Millikin University) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 1 – Jacob Smith (Huntingdon College) 7-16 won by fall over Nile Laguna (University Of Dubuque) 1-13 (Fall 2:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Brayden Dowding (Nebraska Wesleyan University) 6-25 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ Round 2 and WB 1
Champ. Round 1 – Brock Rathbun (Wartburg College) 21-5 won by fall over Zachary Nash (Westminster College (Missouri)) 1-13 (Fall 0:31)
Champ. Round 1 – Nathaneal Rankin (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 27-3 won by fall over Isaac Figueroa (Central College (Iowa)) 13-11 (Fall 5:12)
Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Clough (Luther College) 20-16 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 1 – Brady Wilsie (Coe College) 13-6 won by major decision over Brandon Muselman (Millikin University) 0-2 (MD 10-2)
Champ. Round 1 – Brendan Gould (Augustana College (Illinois)) 26-15 won by fall over Jacob Smith (Huntingdon College) 7-16 (Fall 2:09)
Champ. Round 1 – Michael Triplett (Loras College) 14-11 won by fall over Nile Laguna (University Of Dubuque) 1-13 (Fall 1:39)
Champ. Round 1 – Marc Fleenor (North Central College) 19-12 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 1 – John Gioffredi (Simpson College) 17-8 won by fall over Brayden Dowding (Nebraska Wesleyan University) 6-25 (Fall 2:33)

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Mario Vasquez (13-8) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mario Vasquez (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-8 won by tech fall over Brady Ruden (Coe College) 20-7 (TF-1.5 7:00 (17-0))
Quarterfinal – Dan Radcliffe (Central College (Iowa)) 15-9 won by major decision over Mario Vasquez (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-8 (MD 18-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Mario Vasquez (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-8 won by decision over Alek Ziegler (Simpson College) 18-17 (Dec 9-7)
Cons. Round 3 – DeAndre Beck (Huntingdon College) 25-4 won in tie breaker – 2 over Mario Vasquez (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-8 (TB-2 6-4)

149
Ny`Trell Dean (13-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Bradan Birt (Millikin University) 2-1 won by tech fall over Ny`Trell Dean (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-10 (TF-1.5 5:08 (25-10))
Cons. Round 1 – Ny`Trell Dean (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-10 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Gilbert Valadez (Luther College) 22-16 won by major decision over Ny`Trell Dean (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 13-10 (MD 13-2)

157
Russell Miller (5-17) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Collin Groleau (Central College (Iowa)) 22-10 won by fall over Russell Miller (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 5-17 (Fall 1:54)
Cons. Round 1 – Andre Pino (MacMurray College) 1-15 won by fall over Russell Miller (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 5-17 (Fall 1:57)

165
Tracey Eitel (11-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Bryce Scott (Coe College) 10-9 won by major decision over Tracey Eitel (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 11-13 (MD 11-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Nathan Hunt (Nebraska Wesleyan University) 18-21 won by decision over Tracey Eitel (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 11-13 (Dec 7-3)

174
Jacob Sherrill (14-13) place is unknown and scored 4.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Sherrill (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 14-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Eric Devos (Wartburg College) 13-0 won by fall over Jacob Sherrill (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 14-13 (Fall 1:09)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Sherrill (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 14-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Sherrill (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 14-13 won by fall over Aleczander Moore (MacMurray College) 18-12 (Fall 2:09)
Cons. Round 4 – Jacob Sherrill (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 14-13 won by major decision over Jamal Vaughns (Luther College) 7-4 (MD 12-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Samuel Schuler (Loras College) 16-9 won by decision over Jacob Sherrill (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 14-13 (Dec 6-3)

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Miguel Baray (5-10) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Joshua Bouie (North Central College) 20-12 won by fall over Miguel Baray (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 5-10 (Fall 0:59)
Cons. Round 1 – Cody Dixon (Huntingdon College) 12-16 won by major decision over Miguel Baray (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 5-10 (MD 14-4)

197
Cameron Barnes (17-15) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Guy Patron (Loras College) 31-1 won by fall over Cameron Barnes (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-15 (Fall 0:13)
Cons. Round 1 – Cameron Barnes (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-15 won by fall over Kyle Miller (Westminster College (Missouri)) 0-8 (Fall 2:08)
Cons. Round 2 – Isaiah Herrera (Millikin University) 2-2 won by decision over Cameron Barnes (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-15 (Dec 3-2)

285
Adolfo Sotolongo (17-12) place is unknown and scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Rowlen (Huntingdon College) 20-4 won by fall over Adolfo Sotolongo (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-12 (Fall 6:15)
Cons. Round 1 – Adolfo Sotolongo (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-12 won by fall over Don Phillips II (Buena Vista University) 0-2 (Fall 2:23)
Cons. Round 2 – Adolfo Sotolongo (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-12 won by fall over Myron Hamilton (Millikin University) 1-2 (Fall 6:59)
Cons. Round 3 – Steven Candley (Central College (Iowa)) 7-5 won by decision over Adolfo Sotolongo (University Of The Ozarks (Arkansas)) 17-12 (Dec 5-1)