WORCESTER --- WPI's Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) is headed to his third straight NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. The senior will compete in the 165-pound weight at the event that will be hosted by the American Rivers Conference at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday, Match 13th and Saturday, March 14th.
The last Crimson and Gray wrestlers to qualify for three straight NCAA national meets were Aaron Becker and Lance Baden from 1997-99. Others to accomplish the feat were John Roy (1991-93) and Dave "Willie" Wilson (1977-80), who went to the NCAAs in all four of his seasons.
Marsh heads to Iowa with a 29-5 record this season after a third place performance at the Northeast Regional on February 29th and March 1st. The senior is unseeded and will face fourth-seeded and two-time defending national champion Lucas Jeske of Augsburg (MD), the third place finisher from the Upper Midwest Regional.
The 165-pounder is 108-30 in his career and has his name all over the WPI dual meet record books. Marsh is tied for first in wins in a season (20) and third in career victories (61). He is also tied for first in season pins (11) and fifth in career pins (25) while he is third in team points in a season (95) and fourth in career points (278).
Marsh will look to be WPI's first All-America since Brian Amato (Newington, CT) earned the award at 125 pounds in 2015. Overall the Engineers have had nine different wrestlers take home 12 All-American awards. A top eight-finish earns the All-America honor and secures a spot on the podium.