Posted on March 8, 2022 at 10:54 AM, updated March 8, 2022 at 10:56 AM Print
CSU’s Robinson, Smith and Smucker qualify for 2022 NCAA Nationals in Detroit
Cleveland State University Vikings Wrestling wrapped up the 2022 MAC Championships on Saturday, March 5 with Marcus Robinson (149), Riley Smucker (165), and Ben Smith (197) qualifying for the Division I NCAA Championships in Detroit, Michigan taking place Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19.
This will be the second trip for Robinson and Smith; Smucker will be making his first appearance.
No. 3 Smith became the program's first-ever MAC Champion, pinning the top-seed, Will Feldkamp of Clarion in 2:07 of the championship match at 197-pounds.
No. 1 Robinson finished as the runner-up at 149-pounds for the second straight season after getting pinned in 4:02 of the championship match against No. 7 Kody Komara of Kent State.
No. 3 Smucker won a thrilling 2-1 decision against No. 4 Tracy Hubbard in the third-place match at 165-pounds, earning a bid to the national tournament.
A full rundown of CSU’s performance at the MAC Championships can be found online. The 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships brackets will be announced Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. on NCAA.com.