University of Jamestown's Jesse Murillo finished third in the 141-pound division at the GPAC tournament/NAIA Great Plains Qualifier to punch the freshman's ticket to the NAIA national championship March 1-2 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Jimmies finished 6th out of nine teams.

Senior Matt Hernandez (184 pounds) also placed third after winning three of four matches on the day. UJ's Chumkar Dwaliwal (285) placed fourth, Devon Lyle (141) placed fifth and Josh Goeden (197) placed sixth.

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The GPAC has three at-large bids for wrestlers who didn't automatically qualify. The Jimmies will find out early next week if any Jamestown grapplers will join Murillo at nationals.

GPAC tournament/NAIA Great Plains Qualifier

Team results

1. Morningside (Iowa) 136.5; 2. Briar Cliff (Iowa) 130.5; 3. Midland (Neb.) 122.5; 4. Concordia (Neb.) 121.5; 5. Northwestern (Iowa) 92; 6. University of Jamestown 55.5; 7. Doane University 34; 8. Hastings (Neb.) 27.5; 9. Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 25.

Jimmie results

Jesus Barajas (125): Quarterfinal - Mario Ybarra (Concordia) dec. over Barajas, 2-1; Cons. Round 1 - Daniel Vargas (Midland) dec. over Barajas, 7-6.

Joshua Garcia (133): Champ. Round 1 - Jake Abeyta (Hastings) dec. over Garcia, 4-2; Cons. Round 1 - Garcia received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Darian Murphy (Northwestern) dec. over Garcia, 8-6.

Devon Lyle (141): Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Devers (Concordia) dec. over Lyle, 9-7; Cons. Round 1 - Lyle received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Lyle pinned Zac Charity (Hastings), 5:21; Cons. Round 3 - Lyle won by disqualification over Lane Nichols (Morningside); Cons. Semi - Cameron Devers (Concordia) dec. over Lyle, 6-3; 5th Place Match - Lyle won by disqualification over Cole Mills (Northwestern).

Jesus Murillo (141): Champ. Round 1 - Murillo received a bye; Quarterfinal - Murillo dec. over Zac Charity (Hastings), 11-8; Semifinal - David Berg (Midland) pinned Murillo, 2:10; Cons. Semi - Murillo dec. over Cole Mills (Northwestern), 10-6; 3rd Place Match - Murillo dec. over Cameron Devers (Concordia), 13-9.

Antonio Ruiz (149): Champ. Round 1 - Dante Preciado (Northwestern) tech fall over Ruiz, 16-0; Cons. Round 1 - Ruiz received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Tristian Snover (Midland) dec. over Ruiz, 6-3.

Tyson Leon (149): Champ. Round 1 - Zac Funderburk (Briar Cliff) maj. dec. over Leon, 12-2; Cons. Round 1 - Leon received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Leon dec. over Austin Mitchell (Hastings), 3-2; Cons. Round 3 - Dante Preciado (Northwestern) dec. over Leon, 10-3.

Carsen Paynter (157): Champ. Round 1 - Taygen Smith (Hastings) pinned Paynter, 0:51; Cons. Round 1 - Paynter received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Marcus Urban (Dakota Wesleyan) pinned Paynter, 2:57.

Theodore Robison (165): Champ. Round 1 - Jarret Jurgens (Hastings) pinned Robison, 6:48; Cons. Round 1 - Robison received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Keagan Putnam (Morningside) maj. dec. over Robison, 13-5.

Thomas Ingraham (174): Champ. Round 1 - Shaun Van der Torre (Hastings) pinned Ingraham, 4:24; Cons. Round 1 - Ingraham received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Tanner Wernsman (Dakota Wesleyan) dec. over Ingraham, 6-3.

Matthew Hernandez (184): Champ. Round 1 - Hernandez received a bye; Quarterfinal - Hernandez tech fall over Darrin Miller (Concordia), 18-1; Semifinal - Zach Linton (Doane) pinned Hernandez, 4:00; Cons. Semi - Hernandez dec. over Nathan Garcia (Briar Cliff), 11-4; 3rd Place Match - Hernandez dec. over Bennett Sikkink (Northwestern), 5-3.

Joshua Goeden (197): Quarterfinal - Perry Baltz (Doane) pinned Goeden, 3:37; Cons. Round 1 - Goeden received a bye; Cons. Semi - Jeremiah Glise (Briar Cliff) pinned Goeden, 4:48; 5th Place Match - Tyler Jorgensen (Concordia) pinned Goeden, 4:32.

Chumkar Dhaliwal (285): Champ. Round 1 - Dhaliwal pinned Victor Garcia (Northwestern), 4:38; Quarterfinal - Dhaliwal dec. over Daniel Gonzalez (Hastings), 9-3; Semifinal - Phil Rasmussen (Morningside) dec. over Dhaliwal, 6-0; Cons. Semi - Dhaliwal pinned Alton Johnson (Midland), 1:28; 3rd Place Match - Matt Wilke (Briar Cliff) maj. dec. over Dhaliwal, 11-1.