PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Former Hays High and current Oklahoma State standout Preston Weigel wrapped up his collegiate career with a third place finish in the 197 pound weight class at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Saturday.
Weigel, a senior and the No. 3 seed in his bracket, wrapped up his tournament in impressive fashion by pinning No. 6 William Miklus of Iowa State in 2:10 in the consolation semifinal before defeating No. 4 Patrick Brucki of Princeton, 7-1, in the third-place match.
Weigel wraps up his season with a 16-1 overall record and finishes his Cowboy career at 69-23 overall and as a two-time All-American.
“I gave it everything I had and finished pretty high,” Weigel said. “I feel like I maybe could’ve done a little better last night, but that’s just the way it goes. If I could play the matches out the way I wanted, I’d be winning it. It was fun though. It was a fun tournament.”
After winning his quarterfinal round match on a 58-second fall over No. 11 Christian Brunner of Purdue Friday afternoon to earn the second All-America honors of his career, Weigel fell to No. 2 Kollin Moore of Ohio State Friday night for his first loss of the season.