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DIII NWCA Championships Results

By MI Grappler, 03/16/21, 9:15PM EDT


2 All-Americans Each for Olivet, Adrian

With the NCAA not hosting the DIII National Championships this season, the NWCA decided to host the event. The Championships took place in Coralville, Iowa, on March 12th and 13th at Xtream Arena.  Adrian, Alma, and Olivet all took squads to compete, with 5 Michigan natives ending up on the podium at the end of the tournament. Team scores were not kept, but this was a great opportunity for the schools to compete in a national event after the NCAA championships were cancelled for the second consecutive season.

All Americans

Noah Nieman - 149lbs

Adrian College
8th Place
Blissfield HS

Zachary Wells - 174lbs
Olivet College
4th Place
Henry Ford HS

Dominick Wilson - 285lbs
Olivet College
4th Place
Portage Central HS

Jordan Brandon - 285lbs
Wartburg College
6th Place
Westland John Glenn HS

Isaiah Espinoza - 285lbs
Adrian College
8th Place
Adrian HS


Adrian College

125lbs Robert Andrews, 0-2 (Shepherd HS)
133lbs Tanner Smith, 0-2 (Mason HS)
141lbs La’ron Ruffin, 2-2 (Kearsley HS)
157lbs Ethan Garcia, 1-2 (West Ottawa HS)
165lbs Derick Duvall, 0-2
174lbs Zach Altman, 3-2
184lbs Michael Jacobs, 2-2 (Lakeland HS)
197lbs Donald Moses III, 2-2 (Grand Blanc HS)

Alma College
125lbs Chase Beecher, 2-2 (Clio HS)
133lbs Austin Wieczorek, 2-2 (East Kentwood HS)
141lbs Matt Tomsett, 3-2 (Lamphere HS)
149lbs Mason Priest, 0-2 (Grandville HS)
157lbs Jayce Kuehnlein, 3-2 (St. Louis HS)
165lbs Alexander Henry, 1-2 (Newberry HS)
174lbs Joseph Vondrasek, 1-2 (Owosso HS)
184lbs Erik Arnegard, 1-2 (Waterford Mott HS)
197lbs Dillon Stevenson, 0-2
285lbs Jacob Ransom, 0-2 (Traverse City West HS)

Olivet College
133lbs Reese Wallis, 1-2 (Montrose HS)
141lbs Dylan Phelps, 1-2 (Holt HS)
149lbs Hunter Murphy, 2-2 (North Branch HS)
157lbs Gabriel Guerrero, 0-2 (Adrian HS)
165lbs Dylan Briggs, 3-2 (Corunna HS)
197lbs Devlen Kuschel, 1-2 (Livonia Stevenson HS)