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Two state wrestlers qualify for NCAA Division III nationals

No Connecticut wrestlers are among the 280 automatic qualifiers in the 2011 NCAA Division I tournament. Fifty at-large selections will be announced Wednesday, March 16.

In Division III, two Connecticut wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Division III national tournament.

Waterford’s Brennan Ward, a senior with Johnson and Wales, won the New England Wrestling Association title at 184 pounds to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. He entered the tournament with 31-2 records. Williams’ Corey Paulish (149) won the NEWA title and qualified with a record of 25-7.

Editor’s note: Neither wrestler (Ward, Paulish) placed in the top eight of their respective weight classes at the 2011 NCAA Div. III national tournament.

Connecticut Wrestling Online has been covering the sport of wrestling in Connecticut and New England since 2001.

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