NIC wrestlers take home Region 18 title

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 4, 2013

The North Idaho College wrestling team won the Region 18 Tournament Saturday in Oregon City, Oregon.

The Cardinals qualified all ten wrestlers to nationals.

Five wrestlers, including Brock Banta (125), Michael Carreon (133), Jeremy Golding (149), Ryan Zumwalt (165) and V.J. Giulio (197) won regional titles.

Zumwalt, who wrestled for the first time since last year’s national tournament, won his second regional title. He has been out of the lineup because of a knee injury.

Zumwalt, a redshirt sophomore All-American, replaced redshirt sophomore All-American Jake Mason.

The two used to wrestle each other in practice when they attended University High School in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Three wrestlers finished in second place and two wrestlers finished third for the Cardinals.

NIC head coach Pat Whitcomb was named Region 18 Coach of the Year.

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