2021 NWCA DIII 141 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.

Brackets on FloArena

Returning NCAA Qualifiers
Jimmy McAuliffe, Elmhurst – 2020 UM Region Runner-Up (149), 2018 All-American
Kristian Rumph, Wartburg – 2020 LM Region Champion (133)
Kyle Slendorn, Stevens – 2020 SE Region Champion (133)
Mario Vasquez, Ferrum – 2019 All-American
Brandon Woody, Averett – 2019 NCAA Qualifier
Riley Wright, Coe – 2020 LM Region Champion

Other Notable Entries
Cade Lundeen, Concordia Moorhead – 5th 2020 UM Region
Jalen Schropp, Loras
Brady Gross, Augsburg

With six entries with NCAA experience, 141 is a weight with talent at the top. Rumph was the top seed at 133 last year, while McAuliffe is a 3x qualifier who got on the podium in 2018. Slendorn was a regional champ in his first year at Stevens, while Wright won a tough weight at the Lower Midwest last season. Regional foes Vasquez and Woody both last qualified in 2019 with Vasquez placing 8th.

Lundeen is the only other 2020 regional placewinner (who is not an NCAA qualifier) in the weight. Schropp has a win over Wright in their ARC dual. Gross is undefeated so far.