Three Bombers Qualify for NCAA Wrestling Championships


Contributed by Michael Warwick

Three members of the Ithaca College wrestling team have qualified for the NCAA Championships. The tournament will take place Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Junior Matthias Keib won the individual title in the 184-pound weight class at this past weekend's Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference championship meet to earn an automatic bid to nationals. Two other Bombers -- juniors K.C. Beach (157 pounds) and Marc Israel (165 pounds) -- were "wild-card" selections to nationals. A fourth Ithaca wrestler, freshman Kyle Kemmerer (125 pounds), was named a wild-card alternate.

The Bombers posted an 11-4 dual-meet record this winter. The team was ranked ninth nationally in the season's final poll.

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    Contributed by Michael Warwick