The 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship brackets have been set. The Roughnecks will send four individuals to the championship meet, which is scheduled to take place on March 9-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Junior Josh Wimer will compete in the 149-pound weight class and is scheduled to battle Upper Iowa's Damian Penichet in the opening round. Wimer has a 19-13 record on the year while Penichet, who is ranked 12th in his weight class, has a 26-10 mark on the season.
At 174, sophomore Nate Vandermeer will open the tournament against Minnesota State's Zach Johnston in the opening round. Vandermeer has a 25-16 record this season while Johnston, who is ranked fourth nationally, has accumulated an overall record of 21-6.
Senior Bradley Metz, who is ranked fourth in the nation, will begin the tournament with a match against Notre Dame's Tony Vezzetti. Metz has a 30-5 record this season while Vezzetti, who is ranked eighth nationally, has a 15-5 mark.
In the heavyweight division, senior Mimmo Lytle will square off against St. Cloud State's Lawrence Phillips in the opening round. Lytle, who is ranked seventh, has a 27-9 record. Phillips meanwhile is 29-5 and is ranked 12th.