Spinks Advances to Division II National Championships with 3rd Place Finish at East Regionals

February 26-27, 2016
NCAA DII Super Regional East
Mercyhurst University, Erie PA

ERIE, Pa. Alderson Broaddus University junior Cody Spinks finished in third place and will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championships as the Battlers placed 10th overall as a team on day two of the NCAA East Super Regionals held at Mercyhurst University.

"I am so pumped up for Cody Spinks right now," said head coach Sam Gardner. "He had a great tournament. He was dominant in punching his ticket to the NCAA tournament. In five wins he scored two falls, a technical fall, a major decision, and one regular decision. When you can score those kinds of points in the toughest super region in the country it shows that you can compete on a national level."

Spinks started his day by pinning Ron King of LIU Post in 3:53. In the next round of consolations, Spinks won a tough battle over Sawyer Leppla 8-7 to advance to the third-place match. Spinks went on to top No.3 seed Collin Schildt with a major decision victory 14-3.

"I'm fired up to see him fight to become AB's first wrestling All-American in 2 weeks," said Gardner. "There is no doubt he has the ability to do it."

With the finish, Spinks will compete in the NCAA Division II National Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. in March 11th and 12th.

Logan Shurina advanced to day two of the Super Regionals but pulled out of his consolation match vs. No.5 seed Adam Martz of Shippensburg to close out his tournament.

Keith Stednitz also advanced to Saturday's action by topping No.7 seed Andrew Doak from Seton Hill in a 15-0 technical fall in the second period. Stednitz dropped his next match to No.4 Juwan Edmond from Notre Dame College in a 6-1 decision to send him into the 5th place match. Stednitz lost a tough battle 4-3 in a decision to No.5 Demadre Turner from West Liberty to place him sixth on the afternoon.

"This was a really big weekend for our team," said Gardner. "We did a number of "firsts" for our new program. First time we got three through to the second day of the regional tournament, first place winners [Spinks 3rd, Stednitz 6th], first top 10 regional finish for the team. Every guy on our roster contributed to helping us reach that next level. I am so proud of them, and feel lucky that I get to sit in their corners when they represent AB."

Team Scores
1. Pittsburgh-Johnstown 155.5
2. Notre Dame College (Ohio) 143.0
3. Mercyhurst University 109.0
4. Wheeling Jesuit University 85.0
5. Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania 79.5
6. Gannon University 55.5
7. Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania 52.5
8. Seton Hill University 40.0
9. East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania 33.0
10. Alderson Broaddus University 32.0
11. West Liberty University 31.5
12. Long Island University/LIU Post 29.0
13. Millersville University Of Pennsylvania 25.0
14. Ohio Valley University 4.5
15. American International College 4.0

Brackets AT THIS LINK

NCAA DII Super Regional - East Results for Alderson Broaddus University


125 - Cody Buchanan (12-11) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dustin Warner (Wheeling Jesuit University) 3-2 won by fall over Cody Buchanan (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-11 (Fall 0:51)
Cons. Round 1 - Cody Buchanan (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-11 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Zach Brown (West Liberty University) 4-2 won by fall over Cody Buchanan (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-11 (Fall 1:10)

133 - Jacob Monn (9-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Whitely (Wheeling Jesuit University) 3-2 won by tech fall over Jacob Monn (Alderson Broaddus University) 9-7 (TF-1.5 4:05 (19-3))
Cons. Round 1 - Jacob Monn (Alderson Broaddus University) 9-7 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Bryce Humphreys (West Liberty University) 2-2 won by major decision over Jacob Monn (Alderson Broaddus University) 9-7 (MD 14-5)

141 - Micah Powell (8-5) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Vincent Turano (Long Island University/LIU Post) 23-9 won by tech fall over Micah Powell (Alderson Broaddus University) 8-5 (TF-1.5 6:57 (16-0))
Cons. Round 1 - Anthony Craig (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by decision over Micah Powell (Alderson Broaddus University) 8-5 (Dec 7-2)

149 - Chris Brent (14-7) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dominick Nania (Wheeling Jesuit University) 5-1 won by fall over Chris Brent (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-7 (Fall 0:35)
Cons. Round 1 - Travis Shaffer (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) 17-14 won by fall over Chris Brent (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-7 (Fall 1:00)

157 - Logan Shurina (12-8) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - David Schlieper (West Liberty University) 1-2 won by decision over Logan Shurina (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-8 (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Logan Shurina (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-8 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Logan Shurina (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-8 won by major decision over Joey Kratochvil (East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania) 0-2 (MD 12-4)
Cons. Round 3 - Adam Martz (Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania) 4-2 won by medical forfeit over Logan Shurina (Alderson Broaddus University) 12-8 (M. For.)

165 - Keith Stednitz (14-6) placed 6th and scored 8.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst University) 23-3 won by decision over Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-6 (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-6 won by fall over James Meyer (Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania) 13-16 (Fall 0:49)
Cons. Round 3 - Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-6 won by tech fall over Andrew Doak (Seton Hill University) 5-5 (TF-1.5 4:49 (15-0))
Cons. Semi - Juwan Edmond (Notre Dame College (Ohio)) 23-8 won by decision over Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-6 (Dec 6-1)
5th Place Match - Demadre Turner (West Liberty University) 4-2 won by decision over Keith Stednitz (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-6 (Dec 4-3)

174 - Davis Solak (14-8) place is unknown and scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Davis Solak (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-8 won by decision over Nick Mancini (Millersville University Of Pennsylvania) 0-2 (Dec 9-3)
Quarterfinal - August Mizia (Mercyhurst University) 28-2 won by tech fall over Davis Solak (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-8 (TF-1.5 3:26 (16-0))
Cons. Round 2 - Shane Springer (Shippensburg University Of Pennsylvania) 2-3 won by fall over Davis Solak (Alderson Broaddus University) 14-8 (Fall 5:57)

184 - Cody Spinks (23-2) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus University) 23-2 won by fall over Jake Stratton (Gannon University) 1-2 (Fall 5:56)
Quarterfinal - Travis Mckillop (Pittsburgh-Johnstown) 31-1 won by fall over Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus University) 23-2 (Fall 0:46)
Cons. Round 2 - Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus University) 23-2 won by tech fall over Kyle Narber (Millersville University Of Pennsylvania) 0-2 (TF-1.5 2:36 (19-2))
Cons. Round 3 - Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus University) 23-2 won by fall over Ron King (Long Island University/LIU Post) 22-9 (Fall 3:53)
Cons. Semi - Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus University) 23-2 won by decision over Sawyer Leppla (Wheeling Jesuit University) 4-2 (Dec 8-7)
3rd Place Match - Cody Spinks (Alderson Broaddus University) 23-2 won by major decision over Collin Schildt (Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania) 15-9 (MD 14-3)

197 - Nathan Cunningham (1-6) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Clark (Kutztown University Of Pennsylvania) 22-5 won by fall over Nathan Cunningham (Alderson Broaddus University) 1-6 (Fall 4:20)
Cons. Round 1 - Sheldon Rhoden (American International College) 18-7 won by fall over Nathan Cunningham (Alderson Broaddus University) 1-6 (Fall 1:10)

285 - Nick Nester (10-12) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Logan Rimmer (Notre Dame College (Ohio)) 10-8 won by fall over Nick Nester (Alderson Broaddus University) 10-12 (Fall 5:55)
Cons. Round 1 - Nick Nester (Alderson Broaddus University) 10-12 won by fall over Soslan Khamitcaev (American International College) 10-9 (Fall 0:24)
Cons. Round 2 - Tyson Searer (East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania) 4-3 won by fall over Nick Nester (Alderson Broaddus University) 10-12 (Fall 3:29)


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