There was some DIII representation at the Northern Plains Regional this past weekend in Waterloo, Iowa. This tournament was the last chance qualifier for the World Team Trials coming up next month. Anyone not yet qualified will have to be granted a wildcard to compete.
Competing in freestyle were current and former wrestlers Tommy Mirocha (Wartburg, 66kg), Chris LeClere (Coe, 66kg, top 6), Drew Hinschberger (Coe, 66kg), Josh Terrell (Dubuque, 74kg, 4th place), Cade Sarbacker (UWW, 74kg), Nick LeClere (Coe, 74kg), Brady Schrupp (UW-Lax, 74kg), Evan Brown (Dubuque, 84kg, 4th place), Terry Madden (Hunter, 84kg), Ethan Ball (Coe, 84kg).
In greco was James Lock (Coe, 74kg), Jackson Mboma (Augsburg, 84kg), Orlando Ponce (Augsburg, 84kg), Mitch Sander (Coe, 96 kg), Ryan Fank (Wartburg, 96kg), Niko Bogojevic (Augsburg, 120kg).
Bogojevic won the tournament, thus qualifying for the World Team Trials. He was an accomplished greco wrestler in high school, winning the 2009 Junior Nationals, before moving on to Augsburg this past season and backing up All-American Chad Johnson.