DSU News
Men's Wrestling - Thu, Feb. 28, 2013
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Junior Jesse Hellinger

Among the 210 qualifiers are 33 returning All-Americans from the 2012 championships, including a quartet of defending national champions and seven runner-up finishers. DSU will bring eight qualifiers.

For the second-straight year, the national championships will be held at the Jacobson Exhibition Center in Des Moines, Iowa, from March 1-2.

Each weight class will have at least one returning 2012 All-American in action, with the 125-pound event showcasing six All-Americans. DSU's Bryden Lazaro is currently ranked third going into his second championship appearance.

Brad Steele is ranked second. Last year he finished seventh at Nationals. Sean Elkins with his surprise performance at North Regionals is ranked eight after being unranked the previous week. Tyler Johnson was also previously un-raked is now fifth. Cameron Schrempp is ranked sixth. Jesse Hellinger remains fifth in the polls as he looks to make his second appearance at Nationals. Jose Lopez is ranked third. Lopez placed fifth at last year's championship.

NeuLion, the NAIA's official video streaming company of 12 selection NAIA National championship events, will be broadcasting the title bouts (Session IV) of the 2013 NAIA Wrestling National Championships. Packages can be purchased for $9.95 at http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?&SPSID=646086&SPID=100506&DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=205423235

Below are Dickinson State's national qualifiers with their weight class, year, hometown and record.

Bryden Lazaro, 125, Jr., Fair Oaks, Calif., 31-4

Brad Steele,141, Sr.,Beach, N.D.,27-4

Sean Elkins, 149, Fr., Hebron, N.D., 22-12

Tyler Johnson, 157, So.,Vacaville, Calif., 17-6

Cameron Schrempp, 174, Sr., Eagle Butte, S.D., 19-3

Jesse Hellinger, 184, Jr., Winters, Calif., 25-9

Kevin Keisler, 197, Sr., Vacaville, Calif., 21-10

Jose Lopez, HWT, Sr., Montebello, Calif., 16-2