NIU wrestling: Shawn Scott headed to NCAA championships

By Northern Star staff

Wrestling redshirt sophomore Shawn Scott punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships on March 19-21 this weekend.

Scott took fourth place in the loaded 197-pounded weight class in the double-elimination tournament. He opened Friday with a 4-3 win over Northern Iowa’s Basil Minto before losing by forfeit to defending national champion J’Den Cox of Missouri. Saturday, he defeated Eastern Michigan Anthony Abro, 2-1, in overtime of the consolation semifinals before losing by injury default against Old Dominion’s Kevin Beazley.

Scot was one of five Huskies to make it to the second day – the placing matches – of the MAC Championships in Columbia, Mo.

Full results

125: Senior Derek Elmore, third place

165: Shaun’Qae McMurtry, fourth place

174: Trace Engelkes, fifth place

197: Shawn Scott, fourth place

285: Arthur Bunce, sixth place

Team standing

No. 1: Missouri, 139.5

No. 2: Old Dominion, 97.5

No. 3: Ohio, 85.5

No. 4: Kent State, 75.5

No. 5 Central Michigan, 74.5

No. 6 Northern Iowa, 72.5

No. 7: NIU, 40

No. 8: Eastern Michigan, 28.5