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(Neb)-CSC's Thumm 2nd, Taylor 6th At NCAA Wrestling Regional

By: John Axtell Posted at: 02/24/2018 05:10 PM
LAS VEGAS, N.M. -  Chadron State College redshirt junior Brock Thumm finished 2nd at 141 pounds at the NCAA Division II West Super Regional wrestling tournament Saturday, earning a berth at the national tournament in two weeks. The Eagles also picked up a 6th from heavyweight Rulon Taylor.

      Thumm, from Watervliet, Michigan, lost in the finals 8-4 to Andrew Schulte of California Baptist University in a match up of the 5th and 6th seeds.

       Thumm had clinched a spot at nationals on Friday when he upset 3rd-ranked Brandon Ball of Fort Hays State University 2-1 in the semifinals after beating RMAC champion Austin Solan 3-2 in overtime in the quarterfinals.

     Taylor had lost in the quarterfinals and needed to win in both the consolation semifinals and the 3rd-place match Saturday morning, but lost to Cody Johnson of Colorado State-Pueblo 10-3 in the semifinals and 6-3 to Zach Schrader of California Baptist in the 5th-place match.

       Chadron State has now qualified at least one wrestler for either the NAIA or NCAA Division II wrestling national tournament for 50 straight years.


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