Hilliard Advances to Nationals

Hilliard Advances to Nationals

FINDLAY, OHIO – Greg Hilliard qualifies for the national tournament with his fourth-place finish in the NCAA Super Regional Midwest. Hilliard went 4-2 on his way to a fourth-place finish in the 165 weight class. The sophomore competed in four matches on the second day of the super-regional to qualify for nationals.

Hilliard was beaten by the eventual first-place finisher, Brett Romanzak of Ashland, in the first round with a 4-1 decision. He then beat Hunter Corwin of CC in a pin at 1:19 followed by a 7-2 decision over Richard Screptock of Tiffin. Hilliard defeated Brett Scoles of UWP with a fall at 3:16 before losing to Rodney Shephard in the third-place match by an 8-2 decision. Hilliard then beat Scoles again to claim fourth place and the last spot at the national tournament.

Also competing in the NCAA Super Reginal Midwest was Nathan Oakley, Troy Gregor, Grant Finkbiener, Jonathan Charpenter, Jake Glunt, Luke Glunt, Brian Girard, and Chaas Delgado.

Gregor earned a 5-4 decision in the 141 weight class. Glunt recorded a pin in the first round of the 174 weight division. Girard worked his way to a 7-1 decision in the 197 weight class.

Hilliard will travel to NCAA Nationals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 9.