Two West Liberty Seniors Place at Nationals

March 10, 2012

PUEBLO, Colo. A pair of West Liberty seniors finished their careers as NCAA Division II All-Americans here Saturday night by placing in the finals of the 2012 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships on the Pueblo campus of Colorado State University.

Jarrod Shaw came up just one win shy of winning a national championship for head coach Brian Davis's Hilltoppers, settling for runner-up honors at 157 pounds, while JD Ramsey placed 8th in the 285-pound division.

Shaw (23-6), a senior from Brooke High School who entered the tournament ranked No. 7 nationally in his weight class, saw his streak of narrow victories come to an end in Saturday night's 157-pound final against No. 2-ranked T.J. Hepburn of Nebraska-Kearney.

Hepburn (36-3), who had knocked off the nation's No. 1-ranked wrestler in Saturday morning's semifinals, caught Shaw with a takedown in the first period and was able to finish off the match with a fall at 2:19 of the opening frame.

Ramsey (34-7), a former high school standout at Cabell Midland, battled Newberry's Jake Elkins into overtime in their 7th-Place Match at 285 before Elkins pulled away to an 8-3 decision.

Nebraska-Kearney won the team championship with 107 points. St. Cloud State, which entered the meet ranked No. 1 in the nation, took runner-up honors with 95 points. West Liberty notched a Top 20 finish, taking 17th place with 22 points.

Team Scores
1. Nebraska-Kearney 107.0
2. St. Cloud State 95.0
3. Findlay 58.0
3. Grand Canyon 58.0
5. Newberry 46.0
6. Upper Iowa 45.5
6. Wisconsin-Parkside 45.5
8. Adams State 42.5
8. North Carolina-Pembroke 42.5
10. Augustana (SD) 41.5

10. Central Oklahoma 41.5
12. Pittsburgh-Johnstown 38.5
13. Ashland 38.0
14. Limestone 33.5
15. Ouachita Baptist University 27.0
16. East Stroudsburg 23.0
17. West Liberty University 22.0
18. Northern State 21.0
19. Mary 19.0
20. Kutztown 17.5

21. Maryville University 16.0
22. King College (TN) 15.5
23. Minnesota State Mankato 15.0
24. Colorado Mesa University 12.5
24. Western State College 12.5
26. Seton Hill 9.0
27. Gannon 8.5
28. Indianapolis 8.0
29. Lake Erie College 7.5
30. Southwest Minnesota State 7.0

31. American International 4.0
32. Fort Hays State 3.5
33. Colorado State University - Pueblo 3.0
33. Mercyhurst 3.0
33. Minnesota State Moorhead 3.0
36. San Francisco State 1.5
37. Anderson University 0.5
38. Chadron State 0.0
38. Newman 0.0
38. Shippensburg 0.0
38. Truman 0.0
42. Tiffin University -1.0


157
Jarrod Shaw, West Liberty Runner-up
d Daniel Genetin, Ashland, 6-5
d Teddy Bristol, GCU, 9-7OT
d Bobby Williams, OBU, 7-6
lost to T.J. Hepburn, UNK, Fall 2.17

174
Matt Littleton, West Liberty
lost to Victor Carazo, GCU, TF
p Jacob Cramer, TU, 4.15
lost to Mark Fiala, UNK, 7-6

285
J.D. Ramsey Eighth place
d Justin Glenn, FHSU, 2-1
lost to Matthew Mueleners, NSU, F4.53
d. Andrew Tumlin, UF, 1-0
lost to Jacob Southwick, Ashland, 2-0
lost to Jake Elkins, Newb, 8-3OT


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