The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 8, 2013

MSU advances pair at wrestling championships


The Free Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —  — Minnesota State University’s Alphonso Vruno and Cody Quinn advanced to the second day of the NCAA Division II National Championships as the two wrestlers solidified themselves as All-Americans with their victories.

Alphonso Vruno (133) used a quick takedown in the third period to win his first match 7-5. He lost his second match 6-2, but bounced back in the third match to advance to day two.

Cody Quinn (165) recorded a pin at 1:40 in his first match. He lost 4-2 in his second, but gained his second consecutive All-American award with an 11-3 major decision in match three.

The Mavericks’ David Demo won his first match 5-0, but lost his next two matches 6-2 and 3-1 respectively. Aaron Norgren lost his first match 8-3, won his second 5-3, but lost his third 8-4.