Update: National Duals men’s champions: St. Cloud State (D2), Augsburg (D3), Grand View (NAIA), Clackamas (NJCAA)

By Jason Bryant, NWCA | Jan. 05, 2018, 9:32 p.m. (ET)
While Thursday’s competition at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals was fueled by upsets, traditional powers settled in on Friday where three championship streaks continued as the finals wrapped up at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. First-time winner Campbellsville, however, stole the show with its championship in the women's division.

Grand View collected its seventh straight NAIA National Duals championship, Clackamas won its fifth in a row in the NJCAA division, while St. Cloud State won its second straight title in Division II. Augsburg beat rival Wartburg to end the Knights’ seven-year win streak in Division III.

.Division II

St. Cloud State abruptly ended Seton Hill’s Cinderella run through the Division II bracket, smoking the Griffins 41-0 in the Division II final. The victory gave coach Steve Costanzo and the Huskies its 19th dual meet victory in a row and the program’s fourth Division II National Duals title. They also won titles in 2012 and 2013.

At 125 pounds, 2016 national champion Brett Velasquez stuffed any hopes of some early Seton Hill momentum by topping All-American Alan Diltz 5-4. Velasquez scored a third-period reversal for the decisive points. St. Cloud State’s hammers pulled their weight accordingly. Nationally ranked Jarred Oftedahl (141), Larry Bomstad (157), Vince Dietz (197) and Lawrence Phillips (285) were solid, with Bomstadt, Dietz and Phillips earning bonus points.

Seton Hill’s day ended in disappointment after a back-and-forth semifinal which saw the Griffins top conference rival Gannon in the semifinals 19-18 on criteria. St. Cloud State, the only seeded team to place in the top four, finished the event 34-6 individually.

Nebraska-Kearney, which fell 21-12 in the semifinals to St. Cloud State, topped Gannon 34-12 for third, while Notre Dame College beat Central Oklahoma 19-12 for fifth and Upper Iowa beat CSU-Pueblo 26-15 for seventh.

1st Place Match - St. Cloud State defeated Seton Hill 41-0
125 Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State) over Alan Diltz (Seton Hill) Dec 5-4
133 Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) over rodney sunday (Seton Hill) Fall 4:19
141 Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud State) over Joel Cawoski (Seton Hill) Dec 8-2
149 Jake Barzowski (St. Cloud State) over Zach Recklein (Seton Hill) Dec 5-4
157 Larry Bomstad (St. Cloud State) over Austin Shaw (Seton Hill) Maj 10-1
165 Travis Holt (St. Cloud State) over Zach Voytek (Seton Hill) Dec 6-2
174 Kolton Eischens (St. Cloud State) over Damon Greenwald (Seton Hill) Dec 8-6
184 Brady Nelson (St. Cloud State) over Zach Mattucci (Seton Hill) Fall 2:05
197 Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) over Jake Temple (Seton Hill) Maj 11-1
285 Lawrence Phillips (St. Cloud State) over Jody Crouse (Seton Hill) Fall 0:51

3rd Place Match - Nebraska-Kearney defeated Gannon 34-12.
5th Place Match - Notre Dame (Ohio) defeated Central Oklahoma 19-12.
7th Place Match - Upper Iowa defeated Colorado State - Pueblo 26-15

Division III

Wartburg’s seven-year run atop the National Duals in Division III came to an end at the hands of longtime rival Augsburg. The Auggies split 10 matches with the Knights, but falls by David Flynn at 141 pounds and Lucas Jeske at 165 pounds were vital in the 21-17 victory.
It was the 11th time the two teams have met in the Division III National Duals finals and the win on Friday gave Augsburg a 6-5 lead in the overall series when the teams meet in the championship final. Wartburg has 11 titles in the event, compared to the six won by Augsburg. Wartburg has reached the title match in all 17 years of the Multi-Divisional format.
Augsburg opened winning the first three bouts, highlighted by Flynn’s fall over Martine Sandoval. Wartburg would chip away at the lead after wins by All-Americans Cross Cannone and Logan Thomsen before top-ranked Jeske picked up a fall late in the second period to put Augsburg handily in the lead. Stephen Larson’s 6-4 win at 184 pounds clinched the win for coach Jim Moulsoff’s Auggies, who had to get past a scrappy Johnson & Wales team just to make the final.
Augsburg and Wartburg will reacquaint themselves in the annual Battle of the Burgs dual on February 1 in Waverly, Iowa.
Ithaca beat Johnson & Wales 22-11 for third place, while Baldwin Wallace topped Coe 22-17 for fifth and UW-Whitewater beat Olivet 30-6 for seventh. Ithaca’s third-place finish was its best in school history.
1st Place Match - Augsburg defeated Wartburg 21-17.
125 Victor Gliva (Augsburg) over Brennen Doebel (Wartburg) Dec 11-8
133 Sam Bennyhoff (Augsburg) over Brock Rathbun (Wartburg) Dec 7-5
141 David Flynn (Augsburg) over Martine Sandoval (Wartburg) Fall 6:56
149 Cross Cannone (Wartburg) over Alex Wilson (Augsburg) Dec 9-2
157 Logan Thomsen (Wartburg) over Ryan Epps (Augsburg) Dec 7-4
165 Lucas Jeske (Augsburg) over Derek Lee Loy (Wartburg) Fall 4:56
174 Eric Devos (Wartburg) over Tanner Vassar (Augsburg) Dec 11-5
184 Sebastian Larson (Augsburg) over Kyle Briggs (Wartburg) Dec 6-4
197 Kyle Fank (Wartburg) over Jonathan Zarnke (Augsburg) TF 18-1
285 Bowen Wileman (Wartburg) over Ethan Hofacker (Augsburg) Maj 11-0
unsportsmanlike conduct -1 for Wartburg

3rd Place Match
- Ithaca defeated Johnson & Wales (RI) 22-11.
5th Place Match - Baldwin Wallace defeated Coe 22-17.
7th Place Match - Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Olivet 30-6.


Grand View won its seventh straight NAIA National Duals title on Friday, defeating sixth-seeded Williams Baptist 33-9. The seventh title in a row ties Wartburg’s all-division record that ended on Friday.

Williams Baptist briefly held a 6-3 lead after Nick Souder’s pin over Omeed Chamanzad at 133 pounds, but Grand View would win seven of the next eight bouts, including national champion Josh Wenger’s 7-2 win over All-American Tyler Fraley at 149 pounds. Fellow national champions Grant Henderson (165) and Evan Hansen (197) scored bonus victories before Dean Broghammer avenged last year’s NAIA semifinal loss to Williams Baptist’s Demetrius Thomas with a 3-2 decision at 285 pounds, sparked by Broghammer’s takedown late in the second period.

Grand View’s dual meet streak has been impressive. The Vikings have won 60 straight duals and 89 of 90 duals overall since the start of the 2011-12 season. The lone blemish was a loss on November 7, 2013 at Division I Iowa State. Now in the program’s 10th season, Grand View has lost just nine duals in school history.

Life earned its best finish in school history with a 27-6 win over Missouri Valley to earn third place. University of the Cumberlands topped Indiana Tech 44-3 for fifth while Embry-Riddle beat Campbellsville 22-15.

1st Place Match - Grand View (Iowa) defeated Williams Baptist 33-9
125 Matthew Nguyen (Grand View) over Khaleel Johnson (Williams Baptist) Dec 14-7
133 Nick Souder (Williams Baptist) over Omeed Chamanzad (Grand View) Fall 6:55
141 Grayson Brenna (Grand View) over Jaitlan Pitts (Williams Baptist) Fall 1:26
149 Josh Wenger (Grand View) over Tyler Fraley (Williams Baptist) Dec 7-2
157 Nicholas Drendel (Williams Baptist) over Mason Miller (Grand View) Dec 4-2
165 Grant Henderson (Grand View) over Jonathan Stewart (Williams Baptist) TF 16-1
174 Dylan Blackford (Grand View) over Keion McVay (Williams Baptist) Maj 8-0
184 Artie Bess (Grand View) over Josh Chiles (Williams Baptist) Dec 5-3
197 Evan Hansen (Grand View) over Tyler Giorgini (Williams Baptist) Fall 3:53
285 Dean Broghammer (Grand View) over Demetrius Thomas (Williams Baptist) Dec 3-2

3rd Place Match - Life University defeated Missouri Valley 27-6.
5th Place Match - Cumberlands (Ky.) defeated Indiana Tech 44-3.
7th Place Match - Embry-Riddle Aero. University defeated Campbellsville 22-15.

NJCAA Results

Clackamas stopped Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 27-14 to earn the Cougars’ fifth straight NJCAA championship. It’s the third straight year Clackamas has defeated NEO in the junior college final.

The key for Josh Rhoden’s squad came with four straight wins between 149 and 174 pounds.
At 165, Clackamas’ Dayton Racer beat NEO’s Wyatt Jordan 10-4 in a matchup of returning national champions. Racer, last year’s champ at 157, trailed early and with the score tied at four with just over 30 seconds left, Racer scored a takedown and four nearfall points to pick up the victory.

Clackamas’ top-ranked Dylan Reel needed overtime to get past Devin Crawl at 174 pounds, while Gage Harrah is sure to break into the NJCAA rankings after his 48-second fall over Gus Boyd at 197 pounds.

The title is Clackamas’ sixth overall. The Cougars previous won the NJCAA National Duals title in 2011.

Western Wyoming beat Iowa Western 23-19 for third, while first-year Barton Community College finished fifth by defeating Harper 34-12. Nassau finished seventh, beating Lincoln 24-18.

1st Place Match - Clackamas Community College defeated Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 27-14

125 DeVaughn Sapien (Clackamas Community College) over Boo Dryden (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) SV-1 10-8
133 Elijah Ozuna (Clackamas Community College) over Cooper Secker (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) Maj 11-2
141 Cody Karstetter (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) over Ralph Tovar (Clackamas Community College) Dec 5-3
149 Jasiah Williams (Clackamas Community College) over Kendon Lee (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) Dec 8-7
157 Isaiah Diggs (Clackamas Community College) over Zeke Rubio (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) TF 25-10
165 Dayton Racer (Clackamas Community College) over Wyatt Jordan (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) Dec 10-4
174 Dylan Reel (Clackamas Community College) over Devin Crawl (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) SV-1 11-9
184 Alex Kauffman (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) over Nick Maximov (Clackamas Community College) Fall 1:27
197 Gage Harrah (Clackamas Community College) over Gus Boyd (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) Fall 0:48
285 Brian Andrews (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) over Darryl Aiello (Clackamas Community College) TF 17-0

3rd Place Match
- Western Wyoming College defeated Iowa Western Community College 23-19.
5th Place Match - Barton County Community College defeated Harper College 34-12.
7th Place Match - Nassau defeated Lincoln 24-18.