2019 NCAA Preview: 141 lbs.

  1. Troy Stanich, Stevens
  2. Ben Brisman, Ithaca
  3. Hazen Rice, Whitewater
  4. Clint Lembeck, Loras
  5. Brendan Ladd, Alma
  6. Chris Williams, Millikin
  7. Brady Fritz, Wartburg
  8. David Flynn, Augsburg

Brandon Woody, Averett
Evan Drill, NYU
Jarrod Brezovec, John Carroll
Jimmy McAuliffe, Elmhurst
Jordan Napier, Manchester
Joseph Ferinde, Johnson & Wales
Joseph Rossetti, Williams
Mario Vasquez, Ferrum
Robert Dinger, TCNJ
Tommy Stokes, Wilkes

Troy Stanich is undefeated against DIII competition and has just two non-decisions this season in that streak. He is the odds on favorite to win this tournament. This was true the past two years as well, but he dropped matches to a pair of Johnson & Wales wrestlers before storming back to 3rd each time. The JWU wrestler is on the other side of the bracket this year. Also on the other side is the defending champion at this weight, Ben Brisman of Ithaca. Brisman’s only loss this season is to Stanich back in December.

There are three returning All-Americans at this weight that are unseeded. Evan Drill was 4th for NYU last year at 149 and has dropped to 141 this season. Jimmy McAuliffe of Elmhurst topped Joseph Ferinde of Johnson & Wales in the 7th place match at this weight last year. There are also a couple of more seeded All-Americans. Brendan Ladd was a surprise semifinalist last year for Alma and has just one loss this season. Chris Williams of Millikin is a three time All-American who beat Ladd in the consolation semis last season.

Clint Lembeck of Loras was an All-American and regional Outstanding Wrestler in 2017. David Flynn of Augsburg was the 4th seed last year but fell in the All-American round to Ferinde. This year, he lost in the regional semis to Hazen Rice of Whitewater, the 3rd seed with just two losses ont he year. Brandon Woody is part of a three-man Averett contingent making its first NCAA appearance.