Grand View Tightens Hold on Top
March 03, 2012
Evan Hinebauch wrestled his way to his fourth All-America finish at 184 pounds for Montana State-Northern. In his final match as a Northern Light, Hinebauch delivered a 6-2 decision to Brian Block of Morningside (Iowa) to take fourth place. He closed out his senior campaign with a record of 36-10 and was the only four-time honoree in 2012. Hinebauch twice appeared in the 184-pound title bout, winning it all as a junior and placing fourth as a sophomore.
A trio of grapplers became three-time All-Americans: Larone Madison of Cumberlands (Ky.) (125), Great Falls’ (Mont.) Myles Mazurkiewicz (141) and Spencer Adams of Campbellsville (197). With an 8-5 decision over Dickinson State’s (N.D.), Madison captured third place, his highest finish in the event. Mazurkiewicz suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Grand View’s Gustavo Martinez to place sixth and Adams was dealt a 7-3 setback by Nic Leither of Northwestern (Iowa). Adams’ sixth-place outing brought an end to his collegiate career, wrapping up with a season mark of 22-9.
There were nine individuals that earned the distinction of All-American for a second time, while 47 placed among the top eight of their weight class for the first time.
First-year programs Indiana Tech and Bethany (Kan.) each took home All-America hardware. Travis Barroquillo placed fourth at 133 and Tanner Martin was sixth at 174 for Warriors’ head coach Mike Ester. Head coach Jacob Marrs guided Colby Crank to a fourth-place finish at 157 for the Swedes.
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