NW place fourth at GPAC tournament

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Northwestern wrestling team travelled to Crete, Neb. to compte in the GPAC tournament. The team sent the maximum 12 wrestlers to compete at the tournament.

After a full day of matches, three Raiders came away with GPAC titles in their respective weight classes. Freshman Dante Preciado went 4-0 on the day and was named the champion of the 141-pound weight class.

Senior Andras Lukacs-Farkas picked up the title in the  174-pound weight class. Farkas went 3-0 on the day. Fellow senior Luis Rivera-Santiago won the GPAC in the 197-pound weight class.

Preciado, Farkas and Rivera-Santiago all qualified for the national tournament. Also qualifying were junior Nick Null (184) and senior Randy Null (285).

All five of these wrestlers were also named to All-GPAC wrestling teams. The team’s last appearance of the season will be at the NAIA National Championships, which will be hosted in Topeka, Kan. on March 3.