MARCH 13th Northern State University grappler, sophomore Joe Gomez, earned All-American status in the first day of competition from the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. Gomez began the two day competition with a victory by fall over Chris Di Lorio of Long Island University Post. The pin came at the 5:56 mark. He then faced off against the returning national champion, Romero Cotton of University of Nebraska Kearney. Gomez fell by a 3—7 decision in the match and was sent to the back end of the bracket. Gomez bounced back with a 9—7 decision over Francisco Rentana of Colorado Mesa University to secure his All-American standing. Gomez is NSU Wrestling’s first All-American since National Champion and four-time All-American Matt Meuleners.
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