Evan Obert and Jayden DeVilbiss Qualify for National Championships

Evan Obert (133) and Jayden DeVilbiss (184) will represent Luther College at the 2014 NCAA III National Wrestling Championships that will take place March 14-15, at the US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Both wrestlers will be making their second consecutive trip to the national finale.

Obert, who earned All-American honors last year placing eighth, qualified for the national meet after finishing second at the Central Regional. Obert was defeated by two-time national champion Kenny Anderson of Wartburg in the championship bout. Earlier in the year, Obert defeated Anderson 3-1 in sudden victory, snapping Anderson's 51-match win streak. Obert, who has been ranked in the top-10 at 133 all year, will take a record of 27-4 into the tournament.

For the second year in a row, DeVilbiss was crowned a Central Regional Champion. DeVilbiss posted four falls en route to his 2014 title. He enters the national tournament with a record of 28-9 that includes 18 falls. Last year, DeVilbiss missed earning All-American honors by one match.

A total of 180 participants will compete in the championships. Student-athletes qualified for the championship by placing in the top-three in their respective weight classes at one of the six NCAA regional tournaments held on March 1 and 2. The complete seeded bracket will be available on NCAA.com on Monday, March 10. NCAA.com will video stream all sessions.



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