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Dixon, Pena named Student-Athletes of Week

Wrestlers Seth Dixon and Alex Pena have been named Wayland Baptist Student-Athletes of the Week.

Dixon and Pena are being recognized as a result of qualifying for the NAIA National Championships at last weekend’s Sooner Athletic Conference/Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on the campus of Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan.

Dixon made it all the way to the championship of the 165-pound weight class before falling to Oklahoma City’s Connor Holman by 5-2 decision.

“Seth had a phenomenal tournament. This is a kid who took a few years away from wrestling to play football. He has returned to wrestling and isn’t missing a beat,” WBU wrestling coach Kiiler Stephens said of Dixon, a former state champion at Hereford High School.
At 133 pounds, Pena placed third after winning four of his five matches. He won his first two outings, fell in the semifinals, then won his final two matches.
“Alex is the most talented kid I’ve worked with in a long time,” Stephens said. “He has such a huge upside and I’m excited to see how he does at nationals.”

Nationals is set for March 5 and 6 in Park City, Kan.

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