Four Warrior wrestlers heading to Nationals

WILLMAR and HUTCHINSON, MN – Four Ridgewater Warriors have wrestled their way to the National Junior College Athletic Association competition set for March 4-5 in Iowa.

Tristian Lang (Hutchinson), Richard Jones (DeGraff), Sawyer Varpness (Brownton), and Wilhem Yasseri (Rogers) earned their spots on Sunday, February 20 when the Warriors hosted the NJCAA Region 13 national qualifying tournament in Willmar. Five teams competed.

“I’m pumped,” said Warrior Coach Joey Brown. “Ridgewater represented the field well by putting two wrestlers into the finals and three more into the true second-place matches.” (True matches occur, for example, when maybe a third-place finisher and a second-place finisher have not wrestled each other in the tournament; they may wrestle to establish who is the true second-place winner in the tournament.)

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