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Five Wrestlers Earn All-America Honors at University Nationals
Lloyd Rogers
Courtesy: GoMocs.com

AKRON, Ohio --- Five wrestlers earned Freestyle All-America honors last week at the University Nationals in Akron, Ohio.

 

Led by departing senior Lloyd Rogers, who placed third at 74 kg (163 pounds), the fivesome received berths to the University World Team Trials held May 18-24 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

Rogers, Co-Wrestler of the Year in the Southern Conference in 2007-08, defeated Aaron Janssen of Iowa, 3-4, 3-0, 3-0 in the third-place match.

 

Upcoming senior Seth Garvin finished seventh in the same weight class, receiving an injury default walkover when Mike Miller, an unattached wrestler, was unable to compete in the seventh-place match.

 

The top eight placers in each division earned All-America status.

 

Freshman Demetrius Johnson placed eighth at 55 kg (121 pounds) and graduated wrestler Aaron Martin was sixth and freshman Kelly Felix eighth at 66 kg (145.5 pounds).

 

The respective winners at the University World Team Trials will advance to the University World Games in Thessaloniki, Greece, July 9-13.

 

 

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