Six Penn State DuBois wrestlers qualify for NCWA National Championship
Penn State DuBois will send six wrestlers to a national tournament, following big wins at a qualifying matchup over the weekend. Nick Bogacki, Garrett Zarecky, Shane Alterio, Stephen Terwilliger, Chike Okolo and Chris Minarchick will represent the campus at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) National Championship, slated for March 8-10 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The DuBois wrestlers primed themselves for national competition at the NCWA Mid-East Conference Tournament held at Valley Forge Military College in King of Prussia, PA, over the weekend. Leading the way for the DuBois Lions was 157 pounder Shane Alterio, claiming the title with an 11-6 win over Tyler Myers of Penn College. Three other DuBois wrestlers reached the finals but were defeated; 125 pound Nick Bogacki, 141 pound Garrett Zarecky, and 285 pound Chris Minarchick. Rounding out the NCWA qualifiers were third place winners 174 pound Stephen Terwilliger and 197 pound Chike Okolo.
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