CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA -- March 10, 2023 -- Quentrevion Campbell won both of his matches Friday at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships, while Mason Watt and Keegan Gehlhausen had their seasons ended in the consolation bracket.

Campbell, the number one seed in the 133-pound bracket, is now a guaranteed All-American for Chadron State College whether he wins his semifinal match or not.

He is the first All-American for CSC Wrestling since Chase Clasen and Wade French were recognized as All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association due to NCAA championships cancelation for COVID-19 in 2020.

Before Clasen and French, Dustin Stodola finished fourth in 2014 in the 133-pound bracket to earn All-American honors.

Campbell, a redshirt junior from Tifton, Georgia, started the tournament with a 9-3 decision over Byron Daubert of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

His quarterfinal match was against the 133 pounder for the number one ranked team in the nation, Dylan Lucas of Central Oklahoma. Lucas is the #8 ranked wrestler in the bracket.

Lucas scored a takedown early in the first period to take a 2-0 lead. A reversal Campbell tied the match 2-2 at the end of the first period.

Campbell deferred to start the second period and Lucas chose bottom position. With 38 seconds remaining, he earned an escape to take a 3-2 lead heading to the final period.

Trailing by one, Campbell chose bottom position to start the third period.

With 56 seconds remaining, Campbell earned an escape to tie the score at three.

Like his match in the regional final, Campbell used late heroics to earn the victory. The Chadron State junior earned two takedown points with three seconds in the match to earn the 5-3 victory.

Campbell will wrestle in the semifinals tomorrow, with action starting at 9 a.m. MT.

Gehlhausen, CSC's 184 pound national qualifier, managed an upset in round one.

Faced against the #6 ranked 184 pounder in the nation, Gehlhausen earned a 7-5 decision over Brock Biddle of Pitt-Johnstown.

Gehlhausen held a 5-4 lead over Biddle entering the third and final period but Biddle had over a minute of riding time which would tie the score at five.

Like Campbell, the redshirt freshman from Pinedale, Wyoming scored a late takedown with three seconds left to earn the 7-5 victory.

A match with the #3 ranked wrestler in Ty McGeary of West Liberty was up next for Gehlhausen in the quarterfinals. McGeary entered the match with a 26-1 record.

Gehlhausen was defeated 8-6, sending him to the consolation bracket.

In consolations, Gelhausen faced Colter Bye from the host school, Upper Iowa.

As time expired, Bye earned a takedown, giving him a 4-3 victory and ending Gehlhausen's season with a 16-12 record.

CSC's other national qualifier, Mason Watt, was defeated in his first-round match.

Watt, a senior from Broomfield, Colorado, fell to #5 ranked Francesco Borsellino of West Liberty on a 10-1 major decision.

In first round of the consolation bracket, Watt faced a matchup with Devon Rice from Newberry.

With 1:46 left in the third period, Watt defeated Rice with a pin.

Watt's season came to and end in his following match when he was defeated by Darrell Mason of Minnesota State in a 3-2 decision.

The Minnesota State wrestler is rewarded with a matchup against Lee Herrington of Nebraska-Kearney, the #2 ranked heavyweight after he was upset in the quarterfinals.

Campbell will face Devin Flannery, the #5 ranked 133 pounder from Millersville, tomorrow in the semi-finals.

Both CSC weight throwers place fifth, are All-Americans

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virg. -- March 10, 2023 --  Both Chadron State College entries placed fifth in the weight throw Friday afternoon at the NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Championships at Virginia Beach, Va.

The new All-Americans are Kyla Sawvell, a senior from Wall, S.D., and Daniel Reynolds, a junior from Granby, Colo.

Sawvell threw the 20-pound weight 19.88 meters, or 65-feet, 2 ¾ inches, and Reynolds heaved the 35-pound weight 20.45 meters, or 67-feet, 1 ¼ inches. 

Both placings were similar to their rankings entering nationals.  Sawvell was tied for fourth and fifth with a best of 65-11 ½ and Reynolds shared sixth place at 67-3 ½.

Both of their marks and placings Friday are big improvements from their performances at last year's National Meet, when, ironically, both placed 12th.  Sawvell's best throw last year measured 59-7 ¾ and Reynolds' top mark was 61-8 ½.   

The women's weight throw winner this year was senior Brooklynn Chipps of Wayne State in Nebraska at 67-11 while the men's winner was junior Peyton Barton of Missouri Southern at 72-2 ½.

Others women in the top four were Kyria Moore of Adelphi in New York, 65-10 ½, and Zoe Pentecost of Indianapolis University and Judith Essemiah of Grand Valley State in Michigan, both at 65-9 ½.

The men's runner-up, Bryce Spencer of Lubbock Christian in Texas, threw 68-10. Ben Haas of Hillsdale in Michigan was third at 67-9 ¾ and Jacob Luebbert of Missouri S&T was fourth at 67-8 ¾.

Chadron State has now had athletes earn 23 All-American honors at the DII National Indoor Championships since 2014.

Sawvell will be back in action Saturday when competes in the shot put.  There are 16 qualifiers and she is one of five who have marks exceeding 50 feet this winter.  

Four Eagles finish in top ten

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- March 10, 2023 -Brooke Kramer finished fifth, Allison Acosta was tied sixth and Jordan Grasis and Alphine Hickstein finished tied ninth Friday at the SMSU Challenge in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

The Eagles dropped two places as a team Friday after shooting 331 (+43). CSC finished round one tied second after shooting +33 (322).

The event winners, Wayne State College, shot 309 Thursday and 327 Friday, winning the event by ten strokes.

Brooke Kramer led the Eagles again in round two, shooting an 81 (+9).

Kramer bogeyed holes two and three and had double bogey on hole five on the front nine. On the back nine she had two bogeys and one triple bogey.

She tied for fifth individually.

With her score not counted towards the team score because she was competing unattached, Acosta shot an 83 (+11) in round two.

Acosta finished her round with six bogeys, three double bogeys and one birdie.

Grasis finished round two with an 82 (+10).

The Yuma, Arizona native finished +5 on the front and back nine. Her scorecard consisted of three bogeys and one double bogey on the front. The back had two double bogeys and one bogey.

Joining Grasis tied ninth overall was Alphine Hickstein.

Hickstein had nine bogeys, two double bogeys and two birdies on her round, finishing with an 83 (+11).

A stretch of six straight bogeys occurred for Hickstein on holes 7-12. She finished with a par on hole 13 before three more bogeys on holes 14-16. She gained a stroke back after shooting birdie on hole 18.

Kenzey Kanno shot an 87 compared to yesterday's 86 (+14).

After finishing +6 on the front nine, four double bogeys and a bogey found Kanno's scorecard on the back nine.

The Mitchell, Nebraska native finished tied 24th.

Kinsey Smith improved her score from round one by five strokes. Six bogeys and a birdie had Smith finish +5 on the front nine, before three double bogeys, three bogeys and a birdie were shot on the back nine.

Smith finished tied 30th.

CSC's other golfers competing unattached were Payton Wise and Aubree Heinsma.

Wise finished her day with a 92 (+20), while Heinsma shot a 95 (+23).

The Eagles will be back in action on March 19 and 20 as they head to Pueblo, Colorado for the Pack Classic.