Mavericks Ranked No. 10 Heading into Nationals

Edmond, Okla. — Minnesota State (10-3, 7-1) is ranked No. 10 in the latest installment of the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Poll. MSU is coming off of a third-place finish at Super Regional 3 where it had four qualifiers advance to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship.

Individually, super region 3 champion Cody Quinn (165 lbs) moved up to No. 4. after going 4-0 at regionals. Quinn sits at 22-7 on the year. The sophomore is set to make a return trip to nationals where he finished in seventh-place and earn All-American honors a season ago.

Senior Aaron Norgren (184 lbs) is also slotted in at No. 4. The Good Thurder, Minn., native is 13-7 this season. Norgren finished runner-up at regionals as he dropped a 2-0 decision to St. Cloud State’s Shamus O’Grady in the championship bout. Norgren is returning to nationals for the fourth time and is a two-time All-American.

Freshman Alphonso Vruno is ranked No. 7 at 133-lbs. Vruno leads the Mavericks with a team-high 32 wins to just seven losses. The Sandwich, Ill., native recorded a third-place finish at regionals and is set to make his national championship debut.

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Junior David Demo (125 lbs) also qualified and will be competing at the national championship for the second time as he was an All-American a season ago.

The four qualifiers will wrestle in Birmingham, Ala., on March 8-9.

Name          WeightYearRankingAlphonso Vruno133Fr.7thCody Quinn165So.4thAaron Norgren184Sr.4th

Division II Coaches Association Team & Individual Rankings – February 28, 2013

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