UVU wrestling: Wolverine junior Josh Wilson qualifies for NCAA Championships

By James Warnick

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, March 5 2012 8:53 a.m. MST

For those who didn't qualify at the regional, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee will meet in person to select the remaining 40 at-large qualifiers, who will be announced on Wednesday. The at-large selections will be based on the following criteria: head-to-head competition, qualifying event placement, quality wins, results against common opponents, winning percentage, RPI, coaches ranking and the number of matches contested at that weight class. Last year the WWC received two additional at-large selections.

This year's three-day NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will take place March 15-17 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. For ticket information visit Ticketmaster.com or call the Scottrade Center ticket office at 314-622-5400.

West Regional/WWC Automatic Qualifiers for the 2012 NCAA Championships (champions listed first)

125 - Trent Sprenkle (NDSU)

125 - Michael Martinez (WYO)

133 - Joe Colon (UNI)

133 - Zach Zehner (WYO)

141 - Levi Wolfensperger (UNI)

149 - Cole VonOhlen (AFA)

149 - Josh Wilson (UVU)

157 - Steven Monk (NDSU)

157 - David Bonin (UNI)

157 - Josh Kreimier (AFA)

165 - Shane Onufer (WYO)

165 - Gabe Burak (UNC)

174 - Pat Martinez (WYO)

184 - Joe LeBlanc (WYO)

184 - Ryan Loder (UNI)

197 - Alfonso Hernandez (WYO)

285 - Blayne Beale (UNI)

Final Team Scores

1. Wyoming (93.5)

2. Northern Iowa (76)

3. North Dakota State (51.5)

4. Air Force (50.5)

5. Utah Valley (43.5)

6. Northern Colorado (36.5)

7. South Dakota State (5)

James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.

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