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Richland Wrestling finishes 2nd NCWA National Greco Wrestling Tournament

Eight Richland Wrestlers garnered enough team points to finish second in the first NCWA National Greco Wrestling Tournament. The event was held here at Richland College on Saturday, June 3rd.

UNT placed first, Richland second, University of Southern California took third place, and UCLA was fourth. Five other universities were represented. Dustin Basham (80 kg) is Richland’s first national champion in the new era of Richland Wrestling. Matt Gonzales and Andy Martinez both placed second in their weight classes.

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Wrestling: Texas A&M State Duals

Texas A&M defeated Richland College 33-20 to win the Texas State Dual Wrestling tournament at College Station on Saturday, February 11th.  Richland finished 2nd with wins over UNT, Texas Univ., and Downtown Houston University.  Wrestler Mike Basaldu was undefeated at #133; Maripo Gasarabaga at #141, and Dustin Basham at #165.  The Ducks now get ready for the National Qualifier hosted by UNT on Saturday, February 25th and the top two wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the National Tournament to be held at the Allen Events Center on the weekend of March 9, 10 and 11.

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Media React to Soccer National Title

The Richland College Thunderduck Men’s Soccer team continue to bask in their 2016 National Championship. Coach Sean Worley appeared on the College Soccer Podcast with Dean Linke to discuss Richland College’s tremendous soccer program and its success over the years. Listen here:

Coach Worley credits this success to the program’s ability to retain tremendous soccer talent over the course of 2 years. His interview with Dean Linke is between the 5:00 minute mark and ends around the 15:00 minute mark.

Assistant Coach Raul Herrera took the team to the set of Univision 23 to be interviewed by sports anchor Pedro Silva after the title.

Pedro Silva interviews team

National Champions! Thunderduck Men’s Soccer!

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The 9-year championship drought is finally over. #Quest4Six Thank you for everyone’s support, especially the alumni. This one is for you.

Richland College under Coach Sean Worley – 2nd most in the nation with 6 titles, trailing only Herkimer with 10. Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Coach and our National Champion student-athletes.

Congratulations to Head Coach Sean Worley on winning NJCAA National Coach of the Year 2016 and for winning his 6th career National Championship ring.

The official NJCAA game summary:

Winning its program’s sixth NJCAA Division III men’s soccer title and first since 2007, Richland coasted to a 4-0 victory over Camden County (N.J.) Sunday at Wehrum Stadium.

Sergio Lara netted two goals in the first half for Richland, leading the Thunderducks in scoring.
Both of Lara’s scores came off assists from Mikkel Rohde who also scored a goal for Richland. Totaling a goal and four assists, Rohde garnered tournament MVP accolades.
David Fragua scored a goal for the Thunderducks with Nathan Thompson earning the assist.
Lara and Fragua were both named to the all-tournament team.
The Richland defense held Camden County to no shots-on-goal.
Richland’s 4-0 margin of victory tied for highest all-time in the DIII final, matching the spread achieved by Herkimer (N.Y.) in 2000 and themselves in 2002.
Richland’s six NJCAA DIII men’s soccer titles are second-most all-time. Herkimer holds the current record with 10 championships.
The Thunderducks finish with a 16-2-0 record with their two losses coming against undefeated Tyler (Texas) and San Jacinto-South (Texas), both qualifiers for the NJCAA DI Men’s Soccer Championship.
Camden County suffered its first loss of 2016 in the championship match, dropping to 18-1-4 for 2016.


Lady Thunderducks meet USWNT Captain Christie Rampone

Lady Thunderducks meet USWNT Captain Christie Rampone on the eve of their first National Tournament match against the the Eagles of Oxford Emory College, Oxford, GA today at 12:30CST.