St. Louis, Mo. — All three of Minnesota State’s wrestlers at the 2021 NCAA Division II Championships in St. Louis, Mo., are coming home as All-Americans.
Junior Trevor Turriff (De Pere, Wis.) placed second at 174, senior Kyle Rathman (Apple Valley, Minn.) placed seventh at 149 and senior Trenton McManus (Adams, Wis.) finished eighth at 125.
Turriff, who entered the national championship tournament seeded second at 174, downed sixth-seeded Adam Sams of Indianapolis in the semi-finals 9-7 Saturday afternoon to advance to the finals where he squared-off with top-seeded Abner Romero of Lindenwood in the national championship match. The undefeated Romero got off to an early lead in the match and never trailed in gaining an 8-2 victory over Turriff. The loss for Turriff is his first of the year and he completes the campaign with a final record of 11-1.