149 pound Jarell Price and 184 pound Jarid Price finished the tournament third in their respective weight classes. Austin Hamm notched a fifth place finish in the heavyweight class, while Joel Olivas (141 pounds), Colbey Garrison (149 pounds), Nathan Sommer (165 pounds), Robert Shadrach (184 pounds), and Beau Bennett (285 pounds) all finished the tournament with sixth place finishes.
“I’m very happy with the way our team performed,” said assistant wrestling coach Levi Calhoun. “We are continuing to improve and the team is working harder than ever to prepare for the rest of the season.”
The Wildcats have now qualified 25 wrestlers for the 2012 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, set to be held March 1-3 in Des Moines, Iowa.