The Mercyhurst North East Wrestling team traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana this past weekend for the NWCA National Duals.
They were one of 16 NJCAA schools invited to participate at the National Dual Championships. The NWCA National Duals invite 16 (Div 2), 24 (Div 3), 16 (NJCAA) and 16 (NAIA) men's teams along with 16 Women's teams for the multi divisional event. Each Division wrestles in its own bracket.
The Saints dropped their opening bout to #5 Iowa Western CC 43-8 but bounced back in the consolation bracket with a win over Triton College 27-24.
In the match to place MNE lost to Western Wyoming 32-19. "For our first competition back and missing a few starters we did well." Said Coach Cooper, "It is an honor to be invited to the tournament and our guys represented us well. A couple breaks here or there we would of placed".
Next up for MNE is the Mt Union duals on Saturday Jan 16thfollowed by the Mt Union Open on the 17th.