FHSU wrestling falls three spots in national rankings; Napier, Kriss ranked individually
FHSU Sports Information
Fort Hays State Wrestling fell three spots to No. 15 in the latest version of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll, released Monday (Feb. 24). FHSU received 60 points, down five from the previous rankings.
The Tigers finished fourth at the MIAA Championships on Feb. 16, and had one individual champion – C.J. Napier at 141 pounds. Other MIAA teams listed in the rankings are No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney (which won the MIAA Championship), No. 4 Central Oklahoma and No. 8 Lindenwood.
Napier is one of two Tiger wrestlers ranked individually, joining 197-pounder Tanner Kriss. Napier is fourth in his weight class while Kriss is seventh.
FHSU competes at the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional in Edmond, Okla., on Feb. 28-March 1. The top five place-winners from each weight class earn a trip to the NCAA Division II National Championships in Cleveland, Ohio on March 14-15.
The complete team rankings for Feb. 24 are below…
|1||Notre Dame (Ohio)||158||1st|
|3||St. Cloud State (Minn.)||146||3rd|
|12||Western State (Colo.)||68||10th|
|15||Fort Hays State (Kan.)||60||12th|
|17||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||31||20th|
|20||San Francisco State (Calif.)||15||NR|
Others receiving votes: Adams State (Colo.), Augustana (S.D.), East Stroudsburg (Pa.), Gannon (Pa.), Lake Erie (Ohio), North Carolina-Pembroke.