Kent State Tuscarawas Wrestlers Earn National Recognition and All-American Honors
Kent State Tuscarawas freshman wrestler Elijah Nash captured fifth place and earned All-American honors at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships in Dallas, TX on March 16. With this achievement, Nash became Kent State Tuscarawas’ first All-American NCWA wrestler.
While Nash was the most inexperienced wrestler for the Golden Eagles in the tournament, he led the team with stellar performances. After three grueling days of difficult matches, Nash ended a very successful season with a 22-10 record.
Golden Eagles wrestlers qualifying for the NCWA championships also included Collin Mancuso, Lane Householder and Austin Bailey. As a team, the Golden Eagles finished 17th in a 77-team field.
Earlier in the season, three wrestlers from the Kent State Tuscarawas Golden Eagles wrestling team earned USCAA All-American spots at the National Championships on February 16 in State College, PA. Nash, Mancuso and Bailey all finished within the top five places in their weight classes.
Nash was 3-1 and finished third overall in the 125lb weight class. Collin Mancuso, a second semester freshman, captured fourth place in the 157lb weight class with two pins in his four matches. Sophomore Austin Bailey finished fifth in the 149lb weight class with one pin in the finals.
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