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.