2021 NWCA DIII 184 lbs. Preview

Paul Detwiler won the 50th match of his career.

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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
Paul Detwiler, Coast Guard – 2020 NE Region Champion, 2019 qualifier
Shane Liegel, Loras – 3rd 2020 LM Region
David Stevens, Messiah – 2020 SE Region Runner-Up

Other Notable Entries
Griffin McBride, Central – 4th 2020 LM Region (174)
Ira Kuehn, Luther – 5th 2020 LM Region
Brock Montford, North Central – 6th 2020 LM Region (174)
Helton Vandenbush, MSOE – 6th 2020 UM Region
Nevin Brittain, Elmhurst – 7th 2020 UM Region (174)
Merrick O’Donnell, Concordia Wisconsin – 8th 2020 UM Region
Nick Rogge, Augsburg
Ryan Schott, Coe
Cael Krueger, Wartburg

184 is a deep weight with nine returning regional placewinners as well as some excellent newcomers. Detwiler was an undefeated #2 seed last year and a 2019 NCAA qualifier. Liegel is 9-1 with his only loss coming to start the year at Iowa State. Stevens was the Southeast runner-up and has only lost to Clarion so far.

Schott has wins over Krueger, Kuehn, and McBride and only lost to Liegel this season. Montford won the CCIW and has beaten Vandenbush, Brittain, and O’Donnell. The ARC shakes out pretty well in order with Schott, Krueger, Kuehn, and McBride. Rogge has not seen any of the other expected entries but is undefeated.

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