Four NYU Wrestlers Prepare For NCAA Championships

Four NYU Wrestlers Prepare For NCAA Championships

From NYU Athletics

Four members of the New York University wrestling team will compete at the NCAA Division III Championships, which will take place Friday and Saturday, March 11-12, in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Seedings and brackets for the event were released on Monday, March 7:

NCAA Championship Brackets

Nathan Pike (133), Raymond Jazikoff (157), John Messenger (174), and William Gockel-Figge (184) all qualified for this weekend's national tournament by placing in the top three of their respective weight classes at the NCAA Division III East Regional Championships.

Pike (28-3), as the top-seeded NYU grappler, was awarded the #2 spot in his weight bracket. The junior is set to face Michael Plesky of St. John's University (MN) in his first bout.

Gockel-Figge (18-2) is seeded #7 in his division and will oppose Austin Cook of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in his opening bout.

Messinger (27-5) and Jazikoff (31-7) are both unseeded. Each grappler finished in third place at the NCAA East Regional Championships. Messinger is set to square off against eighth-seeded Dan Ressler of Roger Williams University in the round of 16, while Jazikoff has a preliminary match against Nicholas Racanelli of Wilkes University.

The double-elimination tournament is set to begin at 11:00 am on Friday, March 10, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.