West Earns At-Large Bid; Santos Seeded 5th as Wrestling Sends Five to the NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS - The Columbia wrestling team will be represented at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa by five wresters, after the selection of 174-pounder Stephen West as an at-large qualifier Wednesday. Five NCAA qualifiers matches the program-best mark that was first accomplished in 2005.
West will join teammates and automatic qualifiers: Matt Bystol (133), Steve Santos (149), Jake O'Hara (157) and Josh Houldsworth (165) at the NCAA Championships. The news was announced via the NCAA's Facebook page Wednesday.
The NCAA spent Wednesday afternoon releasing the qualifiers for all 10 weight classes, leading up a live selection show via the NCAA website where seeds and brackets were released.
During that selection show, it was announced that Santos will be the fifth seed in the 149-pound bracket.
A complete preview of the 2013 NCAA Championships will be live on GoColumbiaLions.com Monday afternoon. Fans can visit NCAA.com for bracket and championship information.