University of Findlay senior Ben Sergent is an NCAA champion.
Sergent scored a 5-point move midway through the first period to knock off Augustana’s T.J. North 9-4 at the NCAA Division II national wrestling championships at Cleveland’s Public Hall Saturday night.
Sergent, a fourth-place finisher in the NCAA tournament last season, hit a barrel roll for a takedown and drove North to his back with 44 seconds remaining in the first period for a 5-0 lead in their 125-pound title bout.
North close the gap to 5-2 with a pair of escapes before Sergent added an escape of his own to start the third period to make it 6-2.
North finally recorded a takedown with 1:24 remaining in the match to close the gap to 6-4. But an escape for Sergent and a final takedown from the Troy Christian product sealed the school’s eighth NCAA individual wrestling championship and closed out his UF career with a record of 108-44.
Teammate Adam Walters will wrestle for the 174-pound championship later tonight
You can watch a live video feed of tonight’s NCAA championship matches here.
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