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Del Valley Dominates Wrestling Regional

Delaware Valley took first place in six of the ten weight classes at Saturday's NCAA Midwest Wrestling Regional, hosted by Wabash College. The Aggies won the team championship while 125-pounder Chris Sheetz was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler. Wabash was seventh in the 12-team field.

Sheetz scored a 3-2 victory in the championship bout of the 125-pound weight class to start the Delaware Valley string of title wins. Brandon Clemmer took the 133-pound championship, while Dan Hall scored a 5-2 win in the finals at 141 pounds. Mount St. Joseph wrestler Elliott Spence won the 149-pound weight class. Olivet College scored wins at 157 pounds by Jason Brew, 165 pounds from Daron Cruickshank, and Kyle Vanderhyde at 174 pounds. Del Valley's Michael Wilcox took the 184-pound title. The Aggies' Joe West was a 7-0 winner in the title bout at 197 pounds. Kyle Bilquist completed day's competition with a 4-1 victory in the finals at 285 pounds.

Robert Beeler (left) was the top finisher for Wabash, taking fourth at 174 pounds. He opened with a 5-3 victory over Millikin's Trevor Griffin before suffering a 9-3 loss to Brad Greenman from Case Western Reserve. Three wins in the consolation bracket put him in the finals against Eric Monday from Washington & Jefferson, where Beeler lost a close 8-6 final.

Stephen Mosier and Jared Tribbett each finishes fifth in their respective weight classes. Mosier went 2-2 at 165 pounds, while Tribbett finished the day with a record of 2-2 at 149 pounds.

The ten regional champions --- along with wild cards Rob Miller (125 pounds, Thiel College), Eracleo Vallejo (125 pounds, Manchester College), David Manoogian (141 pounds, Case Western Reserve), Jesse Harrington (149 pounds, Delaware Valley), and Ryan Herwig (157 pounds, Delaware Valley) --- will all advance to the Division III National Championship meet to be held March 7-8 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Delaware Valley scored a total of 191 points to take the team title. Head coach Brandon Totten was named the Coach of the Year. Case Western's Andrew Gardella recorded the most falls with three pins in a total of 4:22.

Complete results can be viewed here.

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