D3 Tournament first look 125-157

Here are the 125-157 pre-seeds for this week’s D3 College Championships in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this tournament, wrestlers must either be currently in school or have qualified for the 2020 NCAA Championships. 141 is the best weight in the lower half with five 2019 or 2020 NCAA qualifiers in the bracket. 133 and 149 also have multiple former qualifiers.

While many of the teams with entered wrestlers did not compete this year or had very limited competition, others competed but did not attend the NWCA Championships in Iowa last month. Finally, there are the 2020 grads who were not on teams this year but are eligible to compete. They missed out on their last NCAA tournament, but they have the chance to wrestle one more college event this week.

Wrestling begins on Thursday at 9:00am Eastern.

Edited 4/19 – 3:30pm – A few updates/deletions from the initial post

WeightSeedFirstLastSchoolNotes
125lbs1MikeyTortoriceWhitewater (2020 grad)2nd (2019) & 3rd (2018) at NCAA Championships, #1 seed in 2020
125lbs2JustinLopezJohnson & Wales4th 2020 Northeast Region
125lbs3KyleKaiserRoger Williams4th Northeast Regional 2019; injured 2020
125lbs4CadeHornbackUniversity of DubuqueTop 12 at 2021 NWCA Nationals
125lbs5RileyParkerWashington & Lee5th place Southeast Regional
125lbs6OwenKretschmerCastleton25-16 last year, 2-2 at region
133lbs1MatthewBerlinStevens Point#2 Seed at 2020 NCAA; 2021 WIAC Wrestler of the Year
133lbs2MatthewCaccamiseBrockport2X NCAA Qualifier
133lbs3SeanRedingtonMessiah (2020 grad)2X NCAA Qualifier
133lbs4GianniManginelliSpringfield
133lbs5NickDeSolaJohnson & Wales
133lbs6GabrielLeoJohnson & Wales4th NEWA futures tournament
141lbs1HazenRiceWhitewater (2020 grad)#4 seed at 2020 NCAAs
141lbs2ZachCooperAlma College (2020 grad)5th NCAA in 2019, 2020 qualifier (at 149)
141lbs3JordanRobinsonJohnson & Wales#5 seed at 2020 NCAA
141lbs4HaydenBrownJohnson & Wales#5 seed at 2020 NCAA (133)
141lbs5RussellBensonDelaware Valley2019 NCAA Qualifier (133)
141lbs6LukeHoerleStevensTop 12 at 2021 NWCA Nationals at 133
141lbs7FreddyEcklesJohnson & Wales1st place at NEWA futures tournament
141lbs8JustinDeLuciaWestern New EnglandNortheast regional place winner
149lbs1Da’maniBurnsJohnson & Wales (2020 grad)2X NCAA Qualifier
149lbs2BrandonWoodyAverett2019 NCAA Qualifier
149lbs3GabrielMcDanielJohnson & Wales
149lbs4NickWagnerRoger Williams8th 2019 Northeast Region (141)
149lbs5DominicBonannoRhode Island College
149lbs6JacobCardozoRoger Williams
157lbs1DariusJoyceJohnson & WalesNCAA Qualifier
157lbs2NathanLackmanRhode Island College5th place Northeast Regional at 141
157lbs3WillHughesJohnson & Wales
157lbs4TristanMassieEau Claire4th place Upper Midwest Region
157lbs5JackKellyRoger Williams
157lbs6MichaelMirminaRoger Williams
157lbs7TylerAlbisJohnson & Wales

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