The Rochester Community and Technical College wrestling program is continuing their successful season by winning the NJCAA Non-Scholarship National Invitational held at Harper Community College on Saturday. This was the first year of the event and it included several NJCAA nationally ranked teams from around the nation.
Going into the final round the Jackets had six in the finals and led Harper by ten points. “I felt pretty good about where we were at and the matchups we had in the finals. As the round progressed and we began to lose matches, I had no idea if we would pull it out,” noted Coach Randy Rager. A few key wins in the final round gave Rochester enough push to win the event.
“We have been wrestling well all season, and this team is just an awesome group of individuals.,” said Rager. “They are good wrestlers, and more importantly they are good people. It makes it very rewarding for our coaching staff to work with this team.”
The Yellowjackets wrestle next against Minnesota West on Thursday, January 31st at the UCR Sports Center in Rochester. Wrestling action starts at 7:00PM and admission is Free.
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125 – Carson Henry (St. Charles, MN) Runner-up
133 – Pedro Delao (Inver Grove Heights, MN) Runner-up
141 – Dillon Solberg (Wahpeton, ND) 4th
149 – Grant Kyllo (Mazeppa, MN) 3rd
157 – Zach Curry (Chatfield, MN) 4th
165 – Dominic Sipe (Fort Worth, TX) Runner-up
174 – Garret Miller (Plainview, MN) Runner-up
184 – Logan Barrett (Owatonna, MN) 5th
197 – Joe Bunne (Grand Meadow, MN) Champion
Hwt – Jake Minske (Rochester, MN) Runner-up
NJCAA Non-Scholarship National Invite Top 5 Teams
1. Rochester Community College 128.0 Rochester, MN
2. Harper College 122.0 Palentine, IL
3. Nassau Community College 116.5 Garden City, NY
4. Springfield Tech Community college 92.5 Springfield, MA
5. Ridgewater Community College 79.0 Willmar, MN