DIII Day 2 Roundup: UWSP’s Hermsen National Champ | Nate Woelfel | 3/12/2016
Hermsen compiled a 26-6 record with 16 pins at 165 pounds during the 2015-16 campaign. He secured the NCAA Division III national title with a 5-3 sudden victory 1 over Nicholas Michael of Wartburg College (Iowa) to become the program’s sixth national champion – and first since 2003. Hermsen won the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional title with a 3-2 decision over UW-Whitewater’s Tom Gerszewski. At the WIAC championship, he claimed All-WIAC second team honors with a second place finish to Gerszewski.
Hermsen is the third Pointer to receive the Wrestler of the Year honor, joining Perry Miller (1997 and 1998) and Cody Koenig (2003).
Day 2 Roundup NCAA DIII National Championships | Nate Woelfel | 3/12/2016
Hermsen National Champ for UW Stevens Point
UW-Stevens Point’s Logan Hermsen won the national title at 165 pounds at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday.
Hermsen topped Nicholas Michael of Wartburg 5-3 in sudden victory in the title bout.
He advanced to the championship match with a 12-6 victory over Eric Hensel (Augsburg) in the semifinals earlier in the day.
Hermsen was one of six wrestlers from a Wisconsin school to earn All-American honors.
UW-La Crosse turned in the best team finish of any squad from Wisconsin. The Eagles finished sixth overall and had a trio of All-Americans.
Dustin Weinmann (133 pounds) finished third at his weight. He pinned Connor Campo (Wartburg) in the third round of consolation action. He then edged Jesse Gunter (Baldwin Wallace) 6-5 in the consolation semis.
Weinmann capped his run with a 10-6 win against Ryan O’Boyle of McDaniel in the third place match.
Tyler Schneider’s (174) championship hopes were dashed in the semifinals where he was pinned.
However, Schneider rebounded with a 3-2 win over Joshua Sibblies (Centenary, NJ) in the consolation semis. He fell to Ryan Harrington (Coe) 5-2 in the third place match.
Austin Cook (184) also dropped his semifinal match, a 11-1 loss at the hands of Josh Thomson (Messiah).
Cook went on to drop two more matches on the day, but achieved All-American status with a sixth place finish.
UW-Eau Claire’s Nathaniel Behnke (141) suffered just his second loss of the year in the national semifinals. He dropped a 5-3 decision to Jimmy Nehls (Elmhurst).
Behnke earned a pin over Gregory Warner (York) in the consolation semis. He blanked Justin Kihn (Heidelberg) 9-0 in the third place match.
Zac Denny (125) of UW-Whitewater also earned All-American status with a fourth place finish. Denny earned a pin in Consolation Round 3. He then bested Arnulfo Olea (Wartburg) in the consolation semis before falling to Jacob Spearman (Washington and Jefferson) 3-2 in the third place match.
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