Western Sits Fourth After Day One at 2020 NJCAA Wrestling Championships

Western Sits Fourth After Day One at 2020 NJCAA Wrestling Championships

Tucker Tomlinson flexes after fighting his way to Saturday's semifinals. Photo by Brayden Flack.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Cheers were heard throughout the first day of the 2020 National Junior College Athletic Association Wrestling Championships. A good chunk of those cheers were for the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs.

Seven Mustangs won their way to Saturday. Joey Revelli (149), Andrew Nicholson(174), Anthony Herrera (157) and Kedric Coonis (141) fought their way to Saturday’s consolation quarterfinals. The four will have a chance to compete for a third place finish. As for Landon Brown (heavyweight), Tucker Tomlinson (197) and Jace Anderson (184), the championship semifinals await, with an individual national championship within reach.

At the end of Friday’s competition, Western climbed in fourth place with 68.5 points. The Mustangs are currently behind second place Rochester by 11 points and first place Clackamas by 16.

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Impressive, dramatic and thrilling. Friday was full of fierce wrestling. Seven pins, two technical falls and two major decisions made for an intense Friday.

What is sure to be an action packed Saturday, winners and losers will be determined. The Mustangs have the talent and experience to crown several national champions and if the cards fall right, their first national team title.

Matches are set to begin at 10:30 a.m. SweetwaterNOW will be at the tournament with live updates on Facebook and Instagram throughout the day.

Below are results from the quarterfinals and third and fourth round of the consolation bracket. To view results from the opening rounds click here.

141 – Kedric Coonis

Marckis Branford (Clackamas) over Kedric Coonis (WWCC) – Decision 9-5

Kedric Coonis (WWCC) over Van Bray (Northwest) – Decision 9-2

149 – Joey Revelli

Joey Revelli (WWCC) over Nolan Miller-Johnston (Iowa Central) – Fall 4:29

Joey Revelli (WWCC) over Kaena Desantos (Colby) – Decision 2-1

157 – Anthony Herrera

Jonny Towbridge (Northeast Oklahoma) over Anthony Herrera (WWCC) – Decision 7-2

Anthony Herrera (WWCC) over Sebastian Robles (Northeastern) – Major Decision 13-3

174 – Andrew Nicholson

Jayden Smith (Northeast Oklahoma) over Andrew Nicholson (WWCC) – Decision 7-4

Andrew Nicholson (WWCC) over Jesus Nunez (Cowley) – Decision 6-2

184 – Jace Anderson

Jace Anderson (WWCC) over Nick Mihajlovich (Harper) – Fall 4:53

197 – Tucker Tomlinson

Tucker Tomlinson (WWCC) over Curtis Thomas (Rowan) – Decision 6-1

Heavyweight – Landon Brown

Landon Brown (WWCC) over Jackson Schenk (St. Claire County) – Technical Fall 17-2