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Five Tiger wrestlers head to nationals

By The Hays Daily News

EDMOND, Okla. -- Five Fort Hays State University wrestlers are headed to the NCAA Division II national championships.

Two Tigers claimed titles Saturday at the NCAA Super Central. One Tiger placed second and two finished fifth.

All will compete March 14 at the NCAA II championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

C.J. Napier captured the regional title at 141 pounds after he defeated Lindenwood's Kyle Webb.

At 184 pounds, the Tigers' Jon Inman defeated the University of Nebraka-Kearney's Mark Fiala for the title.

Josh Rodriguez took second at 174 pounds, falling to Kearney's Patrick Martinez. Mitchell Means (157) and Tanner Kriss (197) each took fifth, and qualified for nationals.

The Tigers finished third as a team, while UNK won the regional title with 106.5 points. Lindenwood was second with 99.5.