JC's Nord last one out at NAIA nationalsJamestown College standout Michael Nord was the last Jimmie to lose out the first day of the NAIA national wrestling tournament in Des Moines,?Iowa.
Jamestown College standout Michael Nord was the last Jimmie to lose out the first day of the NAIA national wrestling tournament in Des Moines,?Iowa.
Nord, a 165-pounder, won his first match, getting a bye past the first round and punching his ticket to the quarterfinals by beating Gian Traverson of Missouri Valley College by 17-9 major decision. However, Great Falls’ Shawn Lau upended him 3-1 to send him into the consolation bracket. He was pinned in the third period by Midland’s Sterling Terry to end his tournament.
Sean Blumhardt also received a bye into the second round, where he fell to Lindsey Wilson’s Ethan Miller by 6-4 decision. He came back with a pin in 3:43 over Josh Williamson of Wayland Baptist, but lost out against Indiana Tech’s Kristoph McKinley in consolation round action by 3-1 overtime decision.
Jaykob Miller (157)?and Antonio Lopez (heavyweight) both lost their first two matches.
Miller lost Missouri Valley’s Dylan King by 6-4 decision and to Michael?Gonzalez of Cumberland 6-0.
Lopez was pinned in the opening round by Eric Thompson of Grand View in 1:09, and lost by 4-1 decision to Indiana Tech’s Logan Rimmer.