Red Hawks Finish Sixth at NAIA West Qualifier

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s men’s wrestling team competed in the NAIA West Qualifier on Feb. 21 in Harve, Mont. The Red Hawks finished in sixth place as a team.

Team Results

  1. Southern Oregon, 158.5
  2. Great Falls (Mont.), 154.0
  3. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), 94.0
  4. Menlo (Calif.), 93.5
  5. Montana State-Northern, 83.5
  6. Simpson (Calif.), 55.5
  7. Warner Pacific (Ore.), 32.5

Senior AJ Valles, juniors Richard Ortiz, Matt Tsarnas, and Henry Campos, and freshman Erik Medina earned berths to the 2015 NAIA National Wrestling National Championships, in Topeka, Kan. Valles took second in the 141 weight class, Ortiz took third in the 157 weight class, and Tsarnas took sixth in the 174 weight class. Medina took fourth in the 197 weight class, and Campos took fifth in the 197 weight class.

The NAIA Wrestling National Championships will begin March 6-7 in Topeka, Kan.


View the men's wrestling schedule and results page


Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
(530) 226-4731