Lincoln College Wrestlers Head to National Tournament
The Lincoln College Wrestling Team will travel to Rochester, MN, to compete in the NJCAA National Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday February 24 and 25.
Heading into the tournament, the LYNX are ranked 3rd in the nation with six individuals ranked in their weight classes. At 125 lbs. Prentice Thomas, a sophomore from Carbondale, IL, is ranked 6th. Freshman Ethan Raley, of Nineveh, IN, is ranked 1st at 141 lbs. Sophomore Mark Marianovich from Chicago, IL. is ranked 4th at 149 lbs. Freshman Michael Togher from New Lenox, IL, is ranked 6th at 157 lbs. Freshman Matt Dwyer from South Beloit, IL, is ranked 2nd at 184 lbs. and sophomore Michael Johnson of Indianapolis, IN, is ranked 1st at 197lbs.
“We’re very excited about the possibilities for this team” says Head Coach Steven Bradley. If these guys can perform and live up to their rankings I like our chances. The LYNX have three other qualifiers that are capable of stepping up and walking away as All-Americans. “If they can make this happen we could be in the hunt for a National Title.”
The other three qualifiers are; Darnell Thomas, a freshman from Cahokia, IL, at 165 lbs, Steve Burling, a freshman from Pekin, IL, at 174 lbs., and Gabe Berry, a sophomore from Indianapolis, IN. The tournament gets under way at 9:30 p.m. on Friday morning with the finals taking place Saturday evening at 7 PM.