Full Brackets and Video (Flowrestling)
A number of current and former Division III wrestlers took the mat this past weekend in Lincoln to attempt to make the 2021 Senior World Team in freestyle and Greco-Roman. Ryan Epps was the top finisher among DIII wrestlers, making the finals at 87kg
Brady Kyner, 61kg, Wartburg – Kyner finished 1-2 with a victory over University of Illinois wrestler Dane Durlacher.
Elroy Perkin, 70kg, UW-Whitewater – Perkin dropped a pair of matches to current DI wrestlers Brock Mauller (Missouri) and Brayton Lee (Minnesota).
Richard Carlson, 82kg, UW-La Crosse – Carlson finished in 3rd place, only losing to eventual champ and former Olympian Ben Provisor in the semifinals.
Ryan Epps, 87kg, Augsburg – Epps won a pair of matches to reach the best-of-three final where he fell in two matches to Alan Vera.
Dan Olsen, 87kg, Wheaton – Olsen lost his first match to the eventual champ Vera and dropped out of the tournament.
Donny Longendyke, 130kg, Augsburg – Longendyke reached the semifinals and finished in 4th place.
Kaleb Reeves, 130kg, Coe – Reeves finished 1-2 and picked up a fall in his first consolation match.