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Seven qualify for nationals; Wildcats regional champs

Evan Thompson, Sports Editor - March 6, 2013

Seven Wildcats qualified for the 2013 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships in Allen, Tex. on March 14-16.

Central won the NCWA Northwest Regional Championships which decided who would move on to nationals on Sunday, which were held inside the SURC on Courts C and D.

The Wildcats finished ahead of eight other schools, beating out Washington State and Western Washington University who finished second and third in the standings, respectively.

Freshman Andrew Vulliet, juniors Nick Bendon and Adam Raemer and seniors Steven Alfi and Kyle Moore all earned individual titles in their respective weight classes.

Junior Kevin Madson and sophomore Andrew Huerta placed third but will still move on to nationals via voting from coaches around the region.

The three-day championships will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday March 14. and will conclude Saturday evening on the March 16.

Ten conferences from around the country that are separated by region will compete in the Division II national championships, with over 80 teams in attendance.

Notre Dame won the national championship as a team in 2012, while the Wildcats finished seventh as a team.

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