Brackets Set for National Championship

Brackets Set for National Championship

The brackets have been set for the 2012 NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championship, which is scheduled to take place on March 9-10 in Pueblo, Colo.

Sophomore Ben Sergent (31-9), ranked fifth, will kick things off in the 125-pound weight class against Minnesota State-Mankato's David Demo (25-11) before senior Jeremy Espinoza (10-8) battles #1 Nate Herda (21-2) of Augustana.

At 165, junior Mason True (24-14), who is ranked fifth nationally, will battle Justin Samora (15-12) of Adams State.

Senior Michael Lybarger (26-7), who is the second-ranked grappler in the 174-pound weight class, will be looking for his second consecutive national championship as he begins the event with a bout against Upper Iowa's Wade Gobin (30-14).

Gobin is ranked sixth nationally.

#7 Adam Walters (21-9), a sophomore, will face Kutztown's Giovanni Ortiz (17-13) in the 184-pound weight class while junior Andrew Tumlin (22-11) is set to square off against #2 Jake Kahnke (33-2) of St. Cloud State in the heavyweight division.

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2012 NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championship