Three University of Iowa wrestlers are among the top contenders announced Wednesday for the 2011 Ken Kraft Midlands wrestling championships at Northwestern University on Dec. 29-30.
The Hawkeyes in the top spots in the initial seedings for the 49th edition of this post-Christmas classic that brings together top collegiate and post-collegiate wrestlers: Tony Ramos at 133 pounds, Montell Marion at 141, and Derek St. John at 157.
The No. 1 competitors in the pre-seedings represent a total of seven university wrestling programs from across the country, along with the DCAC.
The top wrestlers in each weight class include:
- 125 lbs: Jesse Delgado, University of Illinois
- 133: Tony Ramos, Iowa
- 141: Montell Marion, Iowa
- 149: Mario Mason, Rutgers
- 157: Derek St. John, Iowa
- 165: Steve Fittery, DCAC
- 174: Ryan DesRoches, Cal Poly
- 184: Robert Hamlin, Lehigh
- 197: Chris Honeycutt, Edinboro
- Hwt: Ryan Flores, American
Only the top eight wrestlers in each weight class were unveiled in the pretournament seedings released by Northwestern Wednesday. Final seeding for the event will be determined on Thursday, Dec. 29.
Live audio coverage of the entire 2011 Midlands featuring Scott Casber and the crew from Takedown Wrestling will be available at TheMat.com. The Big Ten Network will provide same-day delay broadcast of the finals at 9:30 p.m. Central.
Want to know more? For the complete list of pre-seeds for the 2011 Midlands — along with other contenders — click here… and visit the Midlands official website.
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