For the second consecutive year five Northland athletes competed in the NJCAA Wrestling National Tournament
THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN, Mar. 12, 2018 — The Northland Pioneers Wrestling team again had five individual competitors attend the 2018 NJCAA Wrestling Championship on February 23-24, 2018 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Pioneers were represented by five national qualifiers who competed in the tournament. Rashidi Kikopa (141), Kyle Fowler (149), Richard Dralu (165), Hunter Roller (184), and Desmond Bradford (285) competed in the tournament and posted a combined record of 4-10 and placed 33rd overall.
Pioneers wrestling coach Scott DCamp said, “We qualified five wrestlers for the NJCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year, and we maintained our spot as the number two-team in the conference while closing the gap on Rochester. We also had two conference/district champions, Richard Dralu at 165 pounds, and Hunter Roller at 184.”
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