Senior Roughneck Ben Sergent won a national championship for The University of Findlay wrestling program in the 125-pound weight class on Saturday, March 15 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sergent, who finished the event with a perfect 4-0 record, advanced the championship round of the NCAA Division II Tournament by defeating Gannon's Matthew Turek. That victory then set up his championship match against Augustana's T.J. North, who came into the event as the third-ranked grappler in the 125-pound weight class.
Sergent took a 5-0 lead in the championship against North and ended up winning by a score of 7-4 to win the title. The win gives him 109 for his career, which is tied for sixth all-time at Findlay. He also ends his career as a two-time All-American.
Senior Adam Walters also reached the championship round of the tournament after defeating Western State's Elliot Copeland in the semifinals. His win set up a match against the top-ranked wrestler in the nation, Joey Davis of Notre Dame (Ohio).
Walters and Davis battled to a draw for the majority of the match, but Davis scored late to claim a 4-1 win. Davis is now 72-0 during his career with two national titles.
Walters, who earned All-American honors for the third time and runner-up honors for the second time, finished his career with 103 wins.
As a team, the Roughnecks took 13th place at the event with a total of 35.5 points.