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
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.
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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.