Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts: Maryville U. Wins Division II Super-Regional

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Shorts: Maryville U. Wins Division II Super-Regional

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Maryville U. wins wrestling super-regional

Second-ranked Maryville University finished with 114 points to slip past No. 1 St. Cloud State of Minnesota to win the NCAA Division II wrestling super-regional Sunday in Mankato, Minn.

Maryville will team with the St. Louis Sports Commission to host the NCAA Division II National Championships March 13-14 at Chaifetz Arena.

St. Cloud State finished with 109 points, with Ouachita Baptist of Arkansas (101.5), Lindenwood (89.5) and McKendree (84) rounding out the top five in the 15-team event. The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to Chaifetz.

Maryville's Zeb Wahle won the title at 174 pounds as the Saints qualified an event-best seven for the national tournament. Lindenwood advanced four, including senior Kyle Webb, the champion at 141. McKendree's list of five national qualifiers is headed by senior Julian Smith (Hazelwood Central), who captured Sunday's title at 197.

Other national qualifiers were Dakota Bauer (133), Keenan Hagerty (149), Greg Hegarty (157), Dimitri Willis (165), Nick Burghardt (184) and St. Clair's Ryan Beltz (197) from Maryville; Francis Howell Central High product Terrel Wilbourn (149), Derrick Weller (157) and John McArdle (184) from Lindenwood; and Darren Wynn (141), Triad High grad Josh Ballard (157), Nick Haferkamp (165) and Ste. Genevieve High product John Vogt (184) from McKendree. (Joe Lyons)

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