February 22, 2012
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech wrestling team continued to receive votes in the final regular season edition of the NAIA Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll, announced by the national office on Wednesday. The Warriors climbed a few spots but still sit just outside the top 20 at No. 22.
The Warriors had an impressive showing at the NAIA East Qualifying Group over the weekend, finishing in fifth place in the team standings and had seven grapplers earn seeds for the NAIA National Championships.
Among those seven, three freshmen finished in the top 3 of their weight classes, including a first place finish by Reece Lefever (Ft. Wayne, IN/Carroll) at 149-lbs. Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) grabbed second place at 174-lbs. and Conner Lefever (Ft. Wayne, IN/Carroll) took third at 165-lbs.
Reece Lefever vaulted up the NAIA Wrestling Top 12 Individual rankings to No. 9 at 149-lbs. after his terrific performance and Tanner Martin jumped four spots to No. 8 at 174-lbs.
Up next, the Warriors will travel to the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa for the NAIA National Championships on March 1-3.
To see the complete NAIA Top 20 rankings visit http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205384886
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