8 Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals
The Middlesex County College wrestling team finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Conference District II tournament held in Pennsylvania February 12. Eight wrestlers qualified for the National Tournament, which will be February 24-26 in Spokane, WA.
Middlesex placed second in the districts with a total of 74 points with six place winners who qualified for nationals. Nassau Community College won the title with 129.5 points.
Middlesex had five finalists with Gabriel Roman (133 weight), Ken Dougherty (165 weight), Nicholas Orak (184 weight) with all winning titles. Humberto Quintana (125 weight) and John McArdle (174 weight) placing second. Paul Saraiva (157 weight) placed fourth.
Don Smith (141 weight) and Thomas Hunt (197 weight) received wild card bids to the National Tournament.