Richland College qualified eight men and four women to advance to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Wrestling Championships!
The following Thunderducks posted these scores at the 2019 NCWA Southwest Conference Championship on Mar. 2 to earn a spot in the national championship:
125 pounds: Rudy Madrid – 4th place, Chris Gusman – 5th place
133 pounds: Kennedy Cross – 4th place
157 pounds: Carlos Zumwalk – 2nd place, Matt Thompson – 4th place
165 pounds – Izaiah Salazar – 4th place
174 pounds – Ryan Thompson – 4th place
197 pounds – Jonathan Carranza – 2nd place
136 pounds: Angela Buenrostro – 1st place
143 pounds: Christina Ellis – 1st place
155 pounds – Jessica Carbajal – 1st place
235 pounds – Keauna Pass – 2nd place
The championships will be Mar. 14-16 at the Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd. in Allen, TX. For a schedule of events, click here.
Congratulations, Thunderducks, and good luck!
The Richland College wrestling team recently defeated the University of North Texas 41 to 12 at a dual match hosted at the Richland College gym Jan. 20. After UNT forfeited three matches to Richland, Richland won five of the eight contests remaining. Richland will be competing in a national tournament in St. George, Utah, on Jan. 28. Afterward, the team will return for the state duals and qualifier for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association tournament to be held in Allen, Tex., in March.