Senior All-Americans Sam Shames & Jake Laux Lead MIT To 2nd Place Finish in Club Division at NCWA Nationals
Anchored by their two Senior All-Americans, the Engineers posted a 2nd Place finish in the Division II team race at this year’s NCWA National Collegiate Wrestling Championship, in Allen, TX.
Bringing seven national qualifiers to compete in the event, MIT finished with 60.5 team points, edging out 3rd Place University of Montana Western’s 59 points, and behind 2014 Champion Florida Gulf Coast University’s 67.5 team points.
The tournament was headlined by Senior, Sam Shames, who’s 133 lbs. Championship Final was moved to the last match of the night to serve as the tournament’s main event. It was a battle of undefeated wrestlers as Shames and his opponent Ryan Deihl, of Liberty University, entered the bout with a combined 72-0 record on the season. Deihl took the title with a 15-10 victory in the match.