FHSU Wrestlers remain sixth in national rankings; four individuals earn recognition

FHSU Sports Information

Fort Hays State wrestling stayed put at No. 6 in the latest Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll, released Wednesday, while four wrestlers earned national recognition in their individual weight classes.

FHSU, which received 112 votes in the rankings, is joined by MIAA opponents Nebraska-Kearney (No. 2) and Central Oklahoma (No. 5) in the Top 10.  Conference foe Lindenwood is also receiving votes.

NCAA Division II Wrestling Rankings

Individually, Adam Ludwin (125), C.J. Napier (141), Tanner Kriss (197) and Trey Page (285) are ranked top eight in their respective weight classes.

Ludwin, 26-10 on the year, is 16-10 against Division II opponents and most recently claimed the 125-pound title at the Kansas Cup last weekend.  Ludwin is eighth in the latest rankings.

Napier, ranked fifth, finished second at the Kansas Cup, and took down conference opponent Brock Coutu (previously No. 2) of UNK, 8-7, earlier in the week. Napier is 19-4 thus far this season at 141 pounds.

Kriss hasn’t wrestled since Jan. 12, but is 8-3 on the season and ranked seventh at 187 pounds.

Closing out the individual rankings for the Tigers is heavyweight Trey Page (20-8 overall, 13-6 against Division II).  Page is seventh nationally.

This week, the Tigers host Newman on Sunday (Feb. 2) at 2 p.m., and Central Missouri on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.