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WRESTLING: Cardinals Qualify 7 Wrestlers for Nationals


The NIC Cardinals finished as the runner-up in the NJCAA West District Wrestling Tournament hosted by NIC on February 10, 2019. The Cardinals, ranked No. 8 in the final NJCAA regular season poll, earned 143.5 points to place second behind #1 ranked Clackamas CC (196 points). Seven Cardinal wrestlers qualified for the NJCAA national wrestling tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on March 1-2, 2019. Sophomores Bryce Parson (149 lbs) and Cooper McCullough (157 lbs) earned individual titles, and freshman Izaiah Duran was a runner-up at 165 lbs.

Other Cardinals to qualify for the national tournament were returning All-American  Esco Walker (125), Nicholas Hara (133), Hunter Gregerson (197), and heavyweight Connor Sullivan.

Team Scores:

Clackamas CC                     196

North Idaho                         143.5

Southwestern Oregon CC   123.0

Umpqua CC                        107.0

Highline College                 101.0 


More Information
For additional information contact NIC Athletics Director Al Williams at or contact the NIC Athletics Department at (208) 769-3348.