Jordan, King earn at-large bids to NCAA meet

INDIANAPOLIS — South Dakota State will send a program-record eight wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with the additions of Tanner Jordan and Cade King to the tournament field as at-large selections Tuesday.

Jordan, a junior from St. Paris, Ohio, was one of five at-large selections at 125 pounds. He has compiled a 17-14 record so far this season

A senior from Waseca, Minnesota, King has posted a 16-9 record so far this season and was one of seven at-large picks in the 184-pound weight class.

Both Jordan and King will be making their first appearances at the national meet and will join six Jackrabbits who earned automatic bids out of their placings at last weekend’s Big 12 Wrestling Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The SDSU contingent, which also includes Clay Carlson (141 pounds), Cael Swensen (157), Tanner Cook (165), Cade DeVos (174), Tanner Sloan (197), and A.J. Nevills (heavyweight), will return to Tulsa for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, which will be contested March 16-18 at the BOK Center.

The Jackrabbits previously qualified seven individuals for the national meet in 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. SDSU placed 12th as a team that season with three All-Americans, including national champion Seth Gross.

At-Large Selections

Brackets and pairings for the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be announced on at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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