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2013 NAIA Wrestling All-Americans Announced

March 04, 2013
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By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2013 NAIA Wrestling All-Americans. Honors were bestowed to the top-eight finishers in each weight class at the 56th annual NAIA Wrestling National Championships that were held March 1 - 2 at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Headlining the 80 wrestlers that earned the honor are Mitchell Lofstedt of Southern Oregon and Myles Mazurkiewicz of Great Falls (Mont.), as both individuals received their fourth All-America honor. Lofstedt closed his senior season with his third national title at 125 pounds after pinning (2:31) Bryden Lazaro of Dickinson State (N.D.) in the finals. The senior stuck all five opponents he faced en route to becoming the first 125-pound wrestler to win three NAIA titles. Lofstedt was named the national championships Most Outstanding Wrestler and also took home the NAIA-NWCA Wrestler of the Year award.

Mazurkiewicz finished second at the national championships for the second time in his career - the first coming in 2010 (133). The 141-pound senior closed 2012 with a 37-4 record.

Cameron Schrempp of Dickinson State (174) and Grand View's (Iowa) Derek Nightser (197) became three-time All-Americans with third-place finishes in their respective weight class. Schrempp's other two All-America honors came in 2010 (fourth-place) and 2011 (eighth-place). Nightser has now claimed three-straight awards with a runner-up finish in 2012 and a fifth-place in 2011.

There were 22 individuals that earned the distinction of All-American for a second time, while 54 placed among the top eight of their weight class for the first time.

National runner-up Southern Oregon had nine wrestlers receive All-America honors, followed by national champion Grand View with eight. Montana State-Northern placed seven grapplers on the podium, while Dickinson State, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Campbellsville (Ky.) and Great Falls tallied five place-winners.

First year programs Simpson (Calif.), Life (Ga.) and Benedictine (Kan.) each had an individual take home All-America honors. Anthony Vega placed fifth at 141 pounds, Brady Beamon was eighth at 165 and Austin Lobsinger placed fourth at 285 pounds for Simpson. Trey Hicks earned fifth at 184 pounds for Life, while Benedictine's Joe Hunter claimed eighth at 149.

In total, 25 different programs earned at least one honor.

2013 NAIA Wrestling All-Americans
125 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Mitchell Lofstedt Southern Oregon Sr. Roseburg, Ore.
Bryden Lazaro Dickinson State (N.D.) Jr. Fair Oaks, Calif.
Gabriel Roman Missouri Baptist Sr. Perth Amboy, N.J.
Kidd Gomez Oklahoma City Sr. Noble, Okla.
Aaron La Farge Montana State-Northern Jr. La Habra, Calif.
Duell Stadel Montana State-Northern R-Fr. Harve, Mont.
Kris McKinley Indiana Tech So. Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aspen Kmiec Midland (Neb.) So. Topeka, Kan.
       
133 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Prescott Garner Southern Oregon So. West Linn, Ore.
Cameron Neiss Montana State-Northern Jr. Ronan, Mont.
Angel Garcia Menlo (Calif.) Sr. Diamond Bar, Calif.
Jason Arreola York (Neb.) Jr. Anaheim, Calif.
Jacob McCombs Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) So. Marysville, Ohio
Miguel Baltazar Southern Oregon Jr. Culver, Ore.
Travis Barroquillo Indiana Tech So. Wolcottville, Ind.
Tyler Alsip Campbellsville (Ky.) Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
       
141 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Gustavo Martinez Grand View (Iowa) So. Marshalltown, Iowa
Myles Mazurkiewicz Great Falls (Mont.) Sr. Havre, Mont.
Brandon Westerman Campbellsville (Ky.) Jr. Atlanta, Ga.
Wismit Moinius Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Jr. Maples, Fla.
Anthony Vega Simpson (Calif.) Jr. Olivehurst, Calif.
Jake Williams Cumberland (Tenn.) So. Rio Rancho, N.M.
Chris Hart Wayland Baptist (Texas) So. Katy, Texas
Brad Steele Dickinson State (N.D.) Sr. Beach, N.D.
       
149 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Jimmy Eggemeyer Southern Oregon Sr. Kodiak, Alaska
Isaiah Tatum Grand View (Iowa) Jr. Galesburg, Ill.
Jake Ekster Missouri Valley R-Fr. Houston, Texas
Shawn McGhee Campbellsville (Ky.) Fr. Steubenville, Ohio
Mike Vassar Great Falls (Mont.) Sr. Redding, Calif.
Chase Burns Great Falls (Mont.) Jr. Provo, Utah
Dusty Paulsen Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) So. Pierre, S.D.
Joe Hunter Benedictine (Kan.) Fr. Harrisonville, Mo.
       
157 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Chad Lowman Grand View (Iowa) Jr. Des Moines, Iowa
Joe Cozart Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) So. Brandon, Fla.
Conor Young Campbellsville (Ky.) Sr. Silver Creek, Ga.
Quinten Haynes Grand View (Iowa) Jr. Waterloo, Iowa
Edward Cheff Montana State-Northern So. Ronan, Mont.
Colby Crank Bethany (Kan.) So. Hutchinson, Kan.
Trevor Devestern Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) So. Pearblossom, Calif.
Dalton Urrutia Southern Oregon Jr. Lebanon, Ore.
       
165 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Jimmy Schuessler Grand View (Iowa) So. Slater, Iowa
Eric Lopez Menlo (Calif.) So. Turlock, Calif.
Ethan Hinebauch Montana State-Northern So. Harve, Mont.
Shawn Lau Great Falls (Mont.) So. Kalispell, Mont.
Zach Skates Oklahoma City R-Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla.
Sterling Terry Midland (Neb.) So. Geuda Springs, Kan.
Derek Mestrovich Southern Oregon Sr. Boise, Idaho
Brady Beamon Simpson (Calif.) Fr. Spring Valley, Calif.
       
174 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Brock Gutches Southern Oregon So. Sweet Home, Ore.
Jose Alvarez Wayland Baptist (Texas) Jr. Hereford, Texas
Cameron Schrempp Dickinson State (N.D.) Sr. Eagle Butte, S.D.
Max Payne Montana State-Northern Jr. Prescott, Ariz.
Thomas Moman Grand View (Iowa) Jr. Norfolk, Neb.
Parker Owen Baker (Kan.) Sr. Carrolton, Texas
Teagan Franco Oklahoma City Jr. Spanaway, Wash.
Zeke Hunt Cumberland (Tenn.) Jr. Dacula, Ga.
       
184 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Jameel Bryant Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Jr. St. Pete, Fla.
Jesse Hellinger Dickinson State (N.D.) Jr. Winters, Calif.
Toby Cheff Montana State-Northern R-Fr. Ronan, Mont.
Cody Linton Cumberland (Tenn.) So. Winters, Calif.
Trey Hicks Life (Ga.) Jr. Tifton, Ga.
Jahsua Marsh Midland (Neb.) Sr. Brentwood, N.Y.
Jacob Abrams Southern Oregon So. The Dalles, Ore.
Joseph Stephens Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Jr. Lafayette, Ga.
       
197 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
John Sievert Morningside (Iowa) Sr. Akron, Iowa
Carl Lawerence Missouri Valley Jr. Sullivan, Mo.
Derek Nightser Grand View (Iowa) Sr. Council Bluffs, Iowa
Allen Scruggs Campbellsville (Ky.) Sr. Valdosta, Ga.
Charles Johnson Southern Oregon So. Redmont, Ore.
Josh Manu Missouri Valley Jr. North Providence, R.I.
Kyle Soderblom William Penn (Iowa) So. Newton, Iowa
Eric Johnson Calumet (Ind.) So. Highland, Ind.
       
285 Pounds
Name School Yr. Hometown
Eric Thompson Grand View (Iowa) Jr. Shell Rock, Iowa
Brandon Gebhardt Baker (Kan.) Sr. Sparks, Nev.
Jose Lopez Dickinson State (N.D.) Sr. Montebello, Calif.
Austin Lobsinger Simpson (Calif.) Fr. Anderson, Calif.
Lonnie Brown Midland (Neb.) Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Scott Brasil Menlo (Calif.) So. San Jose, Calif.
Sears Tiernan Great Falls (Mont.) Sr. Delray Beach, Fla.
James Alter Missouri Valley Sr. Kirksville, Mo.