CORALVILLE, Iowa (March 13, 2021) – Senior Brett Kaliner completed third at 149 and sophomore Kyle Slendorn positioned fourth at 141 to guide the Stevens Institute of Expertise wrestling workforce on the ultimate day of competitors Saturday on the 2021 NWCA Division III Coaches Affiliation Nationwide Wrestling Championships, offered by Arms Software program, FloWrestling and Reese’s.
Kaliner gained two matches on the day to complete the match 5-1 to earn his third top-three end as a Duck. Slendorn, in the meantime, additionally gained a pair of matches on the day to conclude competitors with a 7-2 document and a fourth-place end.
Opening his day in opposition to Coe Faculty’s fourth-seeded Josh Gerke, Kaliner scored the primary factors of the match with a takedown 26 seconds into the opening interval. Gerke escaped 25 seconds later, however Kaliner held a slim 2-1 benefit going into the second interval.
Beginning within the backside place to open the second interval, Kaliner earned an escape level to account for the one factors within the interval. Gerke would near inside 3-2 with an escape from the underside place to start the ultimate interval and jumped in entrance with a takedown with slightly over a minute left in regulation.
With time winding down within the match, Kaliner labored to attain. Gerke obtained a stall warning within the last seconds, however Kaliner was unable to even the rating and fell to the comfort bracket. Within the comfort semifinals, Kaliner labored rapidly to pin Millikin College’s Twelfth-ranked Peter McCusker, scoring three takedowns within the first 90 seconds to pin McCusker in 1:52. The pin was the fourth bonus-point victory of the match for Kaliner and the 94th of his profession.
Within the third-place match, Kaliner earned a 7-2 choice victory over Loras Faculty’s third-ranked Zeke Smith, constructing a 6-2 lead after the opening interval. Kaliner, who grew to become this system’s first four-time All-American Friday night, has completed third place or higher in every of his three nationwide tournaments. Kaliner concludes his fourth season as a Duck with an 11-1 document.
Slendorn opened his day with a come-from-behind choice victory in opposition to Luther Faculty’s Tyler Difiore. After Difiore jumped out to a six-point lead within the opening minute, Slendorn reduce the margin in half by the tip of the opening stanza and evened the match with a takedown within the last seconds of the second interval. Slendorn lastly accomplished his rally with a takedown within the last minute and added a driving time level to offer the ultimate 10-7 margin.
Slendorn continued his march by means of the comfort bracket with a third-period pin of Coe Faculty’s fourth-seeded Riley Wright. Slendorn was main 6-4 within the last stanza earlier than a takedown within the last minute led to the autumn. Sadly, Slendorn dropped a spirited 10-5 choice Coast Guard’s A.J. Pagliarulo to shut out his match. Slendorn concludes his second yr on Citadel Level with a 12-3 document. The 141-pounder has gained 32 matches over his two seasons in Hoboken.
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