2021 NWCA DIII 125 lbs. Preview

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The info below is based on the list of initial entries and could change as teams adjust their lineups.

Returning NCAA Qualifiers
Sam Braswell, Averett – 2020 SE Region Champion
Brady Kyner, Wartburg – 2019 NCAA Qualifier
Cole Kubesh, Concordia Moorhead – 2020 UM Region Runner-Up

Other Notable Entries
Alex Friddle, Coe – 4th 2020 LM Region
Chase Beecher, Alma – 5th 2020 C Region
Justin Stauffacher, Augsburg – 6th 2020 UM Region
Cameron Mahlich, Olivet – 7th 2020 C Region
JD McMillin, Ferrum – 7th 2020 SE Region
Bradley Rosen, North Central
Christian Chavez, Luther

Braswell is the only seeded wrestler from 2020 in this bracket and, along with Kubesh, is one of two returning 2020 qualifiers. He has gone undefeated so far. Kubesh qualified last year as the runner-up in the Upper Midwest region, finishing second to the eventual top seed at the 2020 championships. Kyner qualified at 125 in 2019 but fell to 8th in the region last season.

Friddle just missed out on qualifying last year, but he is undefeated so far in 2021 including a win over Kyner. Rosen and Chavez have been in the rankings this year with Rosen only dropping a close match to Kyner and Chavez unbeaten so far. A handful of other 2020 regional placewinners are entered here as well.