Tech Claims First Two All-Americans at NAIA Championships

March 3, 2012

For Immediate Release

Complete Results

Des Moines, Iowa – Freshmen Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights) and Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) capped off an incredible inaugural season for the Indiana Tech wrestling program at the 2012 NAIA National Championships on Saturday by becoming the Warriors’ first two All-Americans.

Barroquillo earned the honor by finishing in fourth place in the 133-pound weight class. He began his tournament run by defeating the 10th and 5th ranked wrestlers to remain in the championship bracket. Following a loss to 2nd ranked Omi Acosta of Grand View University, he pinned his next two opponents in 0:21 and 1:41 to clinch a spot in the top 8.

Barroquillo wasn’t done yet though, going on to defeat his next opponent by major decision to advance to the third place match. There he fell to Campbellsville University’s Tim Thurston, the top-ranked wrestler at 133-pounds in the NAIA, to take home fourth place.

Martin wrestled his way to the All-American podium by placing sixth in the 174-pound division. He won his first match by pinfall before dropping his next to fall into the wrestlebacks. However, Martin went on to win back-to-back bouts by major decision to advance to the consolation semifinals, and securing All-American honors.

In the semifinals, Martin fell to Grand View’s Ty Knowler, ranked 6th at 174, 12-7 and was defeated 10-5 in the fifth place match.

Sophomore Adam Fahs (Portage, MI/Trine) fell just one point shy of becoming the third Tech grappler to earn All-American. After losing the first match of the tournament, Fahs battled back with four straight victories in the wrestlebacks before being eliminated in a 3-2 decision by 3rd ranked Gustavo Martinez of Grand View.

The Warriors finished in 16th place in the team standings, half a point from 15th, and are eligible to compete in the National Dual Meet Championship next January.



125 lbs.

Connor Hughes (0-2)

Albert Tapia (Wayland Baptist) major dec. Connor Hughes (Tech), 15-5

Allan Callahan (Baker) dec. Connor Hughes (Tech), 7-4

Andre Sanders (1-2)

Bo Newport (Baker) dec. Andre Sanders (Tech), 8-2

Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Alex Rust (Morningside), 9-5

Paullie Hansen (Missouri Valley) fall Andre Sanders (Tech), 4:54


133 lbs.

Travis Barroquillo (5-2)

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Cameron Neiss (Montana St.-Northern), 6-3

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) major dec. Richard Rios (Dakota Wesleyan), 11-3

Omi Acosta (Grand View) fall Travis Barroquillo (Tech), 0:20

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall Tyler Alsip (Campbellsville), 0:21

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall Matt Katusin (Midland), 1:41

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) major dec. Nathan Galloway (Shorter), 12-2

Tim Thurston (Campbellsville) major dec. Travis Barroquillo (Tech), 17-5

Brett Yarbrough (1-2)

Adam Joseph (Concordia) major dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 13-4

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Chase Martinez (Bacone), 12-10

Richard Rios (Dakota Wesleyan) major dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 10-2


141 lbs.

Adam Fahs (4-2)

Joel Olivas (Baker) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 6-4

Adam Fahs (Tech) dec. Dustin Paulsen (Dakota Wesleyan), 9-8

Adam Fahs (Tech) dec. Courtney Strauss (Bethany), 12-7

Adam Fahs (Tech) fall Marty Rubalcaba (Missouri Baptist), 8:00

Adam Fahs (Tech) dec. Kyle Wirkuty (Southern Oregon), 3-2

Gustavo Martinez (Grand View) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 3-2


149 lbs.

Reece Lefever (0-2)

Robert Eklund (York) fall Reece Lefever (Tech), 0:30

Connor Blanco (Hastings) dec. Reece Lefever (Tech), 10-7


165 lbs.

Kafuba Donzon (1-2)

Nathan Sommer (Baker) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), OT 3-1

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) major dec. Steadman Wang (Hastings), 14-3

Danny Hutcheson (Dakota Wesleyan) fall Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 6:41

Conner Lefever (1-2)

Conner Lefever (Tech) fall Rashad Moss (Waldorf), 6:13

Brian Lemmon (Southern Oregon) major dec. Conner Lefever (Tech), 10-0

Ben Taylor (Briar Cliff) dec. Conner Lefever (Tech), 8-3


174 lbs.

Tanner Martin (3-3)

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Parker Owen (Baker), 4:40

Brock Gutches (Southern Oregon) fall Tanner Martin (Tech), 1:22

Tanner Martin (Tech) major dec. Andrew Carter-Johnson (Missouri Baptist), 11-1

Tanner Martin (Tech) major dec. Max Payne (Montana State), 20-11

Ty Knowler (Grand View) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 12-7

Jose Alvarez (Wayland Baptist) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 10-5


184 lbs.

Dustin Boyd (0-2)

Jarid Price (Baker) dec. Dustin Boyd (Tech), 8-2

Kody Kersten (Midland) fall Dustin Boyd (Tech), 1:32


285 lbs.

Andre Dunn (0-2)

Andrew Ewers (Shorter) major dec. Andre Dunn (Tech), 12-4

Raymond Johnson (York) fall Andre Dunn (Tech), 0:44


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