Ironwood Ridge graduate Vega qualifies for NCAA after reaching Large 12 semi-finals
Former Ironwood Ridge Wrestling Star Danny vega certified for the NCAA event by advancing to the semi-finals of the Large 12 wrestling competitors in Tulsa on Saturday.
Vega, the No.5 seed within the 125-pound competitors, misplaced to northern Iowa Brody Teske, the seed, in an 8-6 determination. Vega reached the semi-finals by pinning 4th place Killian Cardinale from West Virginia in 5:25 am.
Vega’s semi-final look mechanically qualifies him for the NCAA event in St. Louis from March 18-20.
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Vega moved into the comfort bracket within the Large 12 assembly, which ends on Sunday.
Teske, previously at Penn State, traveled to Tucson together with his Nittany Lion teammate Roman Bravo-Younger and skilled in Jet Sports activities Coaching.
Vega additionally trains on the south facet facility owned by the previous Sunnyside wrestler and footballer Bobby rodriguez.
Bravo-Younger can be heading to the NCAA event after reaching the Large Ten semifinals on Saturday.
Vega, a senior, attended Iowa state earlier than transferring to South Dakota state final yr, ending his profession at Ironwood Ridge with a report 181-3. He was a three-time Arizona state champion.
Vega is the son of Danny Vega Sr., who was a state champion wrestler at Sunnyside beneath Richard Sanchez.
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