Crusaders News
 
Wrestling - Mon, Mar. 15, 2010

Ian Stephens won the 184 lbs weight class at the NCWA (ncwa.net) National Wrestling Championships. Sidney Garrett became an All-American placing 7th in the nation. The Crusaders finished 13th in the Nation.

Ian dominated the tournament by winning four matches. His closest match was in the finals against Ben Brummel from the University of South Carolina. Stephens defeated him 2-1. Big Hurricane Sidney Garrett took the tournament by storm when upset the number one ranked and undeated Michael Mullins from Marion Military School in the second round. It was pay backs for Garrett because Mullins had beaten him three times this year. Garrett would have to wrestle Mullins for the Seventh place finish where Garrett pinned him in the first period.

Coach Guy Harris says "I am real proud of the Ian and Sidney. They both work extremely hard and do the extra things it takes to become a champion. Also, I am proud that Matt Montgomery qualified for nationals. Although, he didn't place it was still an honor to qualify. The Lord blessed us with a good, safe, fun, and successful trip. I have thoroughly enjoyed coaching this team. We have a great group of guys that are a pleasure to work with. It's been a long season and I'm just ready to take a little time off right now and recharge my batteries."