BRADY WINS 149 POUND REGIONAL TO ADVANCE TO NATIONALS, SIMPSON TAKES 6TH
Manchester College sophomore Cameryn Brady(Lowell, Ind.) qualified for his second trip to the NCAA Division III following his first place finish at the 2012 NCAA Division III Midwest Regional, hosted by Case Western Reserve.
Brady opened up with a win by pin in 2:15 over Thiel’s Shawn King, and posted a 4-1 decision versus Gage Pederson to advance to the championship round. In the championship match, Brady was able to pick up a 2-1 decision over Jake Strausbaugh in a battle of the seventh nationally ranked Brady against eighth ranked Strausbaugh. With the win Brady automatically qualifies for the NCAA National Championships, hosted by LaCrosse, Wis. on March 9 and 10.
Manchester’s 125 pounder Garth Simpson finished sixth overall as the only other place winner for the Spartans. Simpson picked up a win in the final seconds with a pin over Shayduan Velez-Lara of Thiel in 6:48, but fell in his second match by pin to top seeded Robert Bidlingmaier of Olivet. Simpson fell 7-4 to Collin Lesko of Alma and lost to Tommy Poynter of Wabash to place sixth.