2020 NCAA Preview: 184 lbs.

2019 All-Americans in Bold, Qualifiers in Italics

Northeast 1DetwilerCoast Guard28-0
Northeast 2MoralesBridgewater State29-4
Northeast 3BoyleW. New England24-4
Mideast 1ChukwueziIthaca28-2
Mideast 2GlantzmanMerchant Marine32-7
Mideast 3FratantoniMuhlenberg27-7
Southeast 1HallyburtonWashington & Lee30-3
Southeast 2StevensMessiah36-10
Southeast 3MoseleyAverett31-13
Central 1RothHeidelberg36-1
Central 2McCloudMount St. Joseph26-4
Central 3ByrneBaldwin Wallace25-9
Lower Midwest 1BaldridgeNorth Central32-5
Lower Midwest 2FritzCentral24-4
Lower Midwest 3LiegelLoras26-5
Upper Midwest 1VassarAugsburg31-0
Upper Midwest 2SarasinChicago26-1
Upper Midwest 3MassieLa Crosse15-5

John Boyle beat the top two seeds on his way to Western New England’s first National Champion. He placed 3rd in his region this year, and to repeat as champ, he will likely have to do it from a lower seed than last year. Dylan Roth was the top seed for Heidelberg last year and finished 6th. This year he is one of two returning All-Americans, along with Ben Sarasin of Chicago, whose only loss is to Lower Midwest champ Cody Baldridge of North Central. Tanner Vassar of Augsburg is up from 174 and is undefeated this season. Antonio McCloud of Mount St. Joseph placed at 197 and is down to 184 this year. His only losses at the weight are to Roth. Josh Glantzman of Merchant Marine is the second highest returning finisher after getting 4th in 2019 as an unseeded entry.

The winners in the Northeast and Mideast regions both qualified last year. Neither won a match, but Paul Detwiler is undefeated for Coast Guard and Chibueze Chukwuezi has a single DIII loss to a returning All-American who did not qualify this season. Rexx Hallyburton makes his second trip to the tournament and will be looking for his first NCAA win. Baldridge knocked Hallyburton out before falling in the round of 12.

Nathan Fritz of Central and Sawyer Massie of La Crosse both qualified at 174 in 2018, with Massie finishing in 6th place, but they each finished 4th in the region last year, also at 174, to just miss a return trip. Both are up a weight for 2020 and hoping for a podium spot.