2023 NCAA Preview: 133 lbs.
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|Northeast 1||Gabe Leo-Esparolini||Johnson & Wales|
|Northeast 2||Adam Schaeublin||Trinity|
|Northeast 3||Chase Randall||Coast Guard|
|Mideast 1||Jayden Cardenas||Cortland|
|Mideast 2||Isaias Torres||Ithaca|
|Mideast 3||Daniel Haws||Centenary|
|Southeast 1||Nico Diaz||Stevens|
|Southeast 2||Dalton Rohrbaugh||York|
|Southeast 3||Luke Kowalski||Gettysburg|
|Central 1||Andrew Perelka||John Carroll|
|Central 2||Jaden Hinton||Baldwin Wallace|
|Central 3||Desmond Diggs||Mount St. Joseph|
|Lower Midwest 1||Robbie Precin||North Central|
|Lower Midwest 2||Dylan Koontz||Dubuque|
|Lower Midwest 3||Joe Pins||Wartburg|
|Upper Midwest 1||Dominik Mallinder||UW-Whitewater|
|Upper Midwest 2||Tyler Fleetwood||UW-Eau Claire|
|Upper Midwest 3||Ty Bisek||Concordia-Moorhead|
Robbie Precin is the defending champion, and nothing has happened yet this season to suggest anyone here can keep him off the top of the podium again. He advanced his record to 31-0 at the Lower Midwest regional, defeating Ohio State transfer Dylan Koontz of Dubuque in the finals. Koontz avenged an earlier loss against Joe Pins of Wartburg in the semifinals to earn the right to face Precin. Pins, a 2022 All-American, came back to get the third spot in the region.
Last year’s runner up and the #2 ranked wrestler in this weight came out of the Central region. #2 Jaden Hinton has only lost to Precin this year and has a win over Andrew Perelka, the 2022 runner-up. Perelka was set to face off against Hinton in the regional final, but Hinton opted not to wrestle the match. Perelka’s only other DIII loss this season is to Ty Bisek of Concordia-Moorhead in the Wheaton finals.
Bisek had not lost to a DIII opponent prior to the regional tournament, and he still has not lost to anyone in the field. He dropped his quarterfinal match to the 8th seed before fighting back to beat the same wrestler in the consolation finals. Along the way, he defeated 2022 All-American Zach Thompson of UW-Platteville, the 5th ranked wrestler at the weight, in the consolation semifinals. The champion in the Upper Midwest, Dominik Mallinder of UW-Whitewater, defeated Tyler Fleetwood of UW-Eau Claire in the rubber match of their three match season series. He also defeated Fleetwood in the WIAC finals after dropping a match to him early in the season.
Dalton Rohrbaugh was third for York last year at this weight after coming in as the #2 seed. His only losses this year are to Jayden Cardenas of Cortland and Jaden Hinton, both of whom will be in Roanoke. He won a narrow 9-8 decision over Nico Diaz of Stevens early on and decided to sit out the regional final rather than have a rematch. Finishing third in the region was Luke Kowalski of Gettysburg. He dropped his quarterfinal match but won four in a row to earn a second trip to the tournament. Gettysburg had just one placer in the region, but it was enough to get them to Roanoke.
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