Category Archives: Wrestling
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.
Richland Wrestling placed second in the Southwest Conference of the NCWA as a team and will send seven men and three women to the National Tournament in Allen, Texas on March 9, 10 and 11.
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.