John Dillon put up a valiant effort at the NJCAA and finished 2nd in the 133 pound class after falling in the championship match by a 4-0 decision.
Dillon squared off with Cary Palmer of Clarkamas Community College in the National Final. Dillon was the aggressor in the opening period but Palmer kept good position and took a shot late to score a takedown with eight seconds left.
In the 2nd period, Dillon started up and rode Palmer for 45 seconds before he escaped to earn a point.
Dillon started down in the 3rd period and was able to get to his feet several times but Palmer kept picking him up and returning him to the mat to prevent Dillon from escaping.
Dillon finishes as the National Runner up and is now an All American.