The Buena Vista wrestling team is set to head to this weekend's NCAA Central Regional Championships, which are being held at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque and hosted by Loras College on March 2.
Unlike years past, the regional championships will determine the 30 NCAA Tournament qualifiers, as the top-three individuals in each weight class will advance on. There will be no at-large berths handed out.
A total of 11 teams will be taking part in the championships, which is one of six regionals from throughout the country.
Teams included in the central regional include all eight of the current Iowa Conference schools, Cornell College and Knox College (both from the Midwest Conference), and Augustana College (CCIW).
Beaver 184-pound senior Brian Broll will be looking to make his fourth straight trip to the national tournament, which takes place from March 15-16 in Cedar Rapids.
125# - Branden Schultz (8-14)
133# - Cameron Mennenoh (10-13)
141# - Steve Gutschenritter (15-10)
149# - Dustin Shinkle (6-9)
157# - Seth Shatto (17-11)
184# - #2 Brian Broll (14-1)
197# - Jared Bronaugh (5-17)
285# - Gable Bonner (11-13)
Saturday's action is set to begin at 9:00am. Additional meet info, including how to follow all of the action throughout the day, can be found HERE. Brackets will also be posted Friday afternoon to this same link.
9:00 am – 30 first round matches
10:15 am – Championship Quarterfinals
1:00 pm – Consolation Rounds, Championship Semifinals
3:00 pm – Consolation Semifinals
5:00 pm – Championship, Third Place, and Fifth Place matches
Check out photos of our student-athletes in action in the Beaver sports photo galleries.