Wrestling teams from across the Minnesota College Athletic Conference head to Worthington, Minnesota for the NJCAA Region XIII North District Wrestling Tournament held on Sunday, February 10.
Rochester Community & Technical College, Ridgewater College, Itasca Community College and Northland Community & Technical College will join host Minnesota West CTC in competition at several weight classes. The top individual performances in each division shall earn the opportunity to advance to the2019 NJCAA Wrestling National Championships held March 1-2 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
In the February 5 NJCAA Wrestling Rankings, the RCTC Yellowjackets sit in the No. 8 spot tied with Harper (IL) College and North Idaho Community College as the MCAC representative in the poll. RCTC is the highest rated NJCAA Division III program in the country; in the sports of football and wrestling, all NJCAA levels (I, II and III) are rated in the same polls.
Individually, RCTC student-athletes also lead the way for MCAC programs, with Yellowjacket Shane Siewert sitting atop the 174 lb. division and Alex LaPierre representing Rochester in the 184 lb. category, where is is ranked No. 5. The complete NJCAA individual rankings as compiled by The Guillotine wrestling website are available by clicking here or at: https://theguillotine.com/2018/02/njcaa-rankings-8/
Minnesota West, the host college for this year's 2019 NJCAA Region XIII district tournament, is coming off a successful non-conference outing at the Dave Edmonds Open at Morningside College. Blue Jays Braydon Johnson and Adam Rients captured three wins and two wins respectively, in their final tune-up for the District tournament. Read more about MnWest Wrestling at this link.
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.