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Mullins becomes first RU wrestler to qualify for nationals

by Christian Frazier

Sports Editor

Jerrod Mullins photo by Christian Frazier

The Rochester University wrestling team placed two competitors at the Sooner Athletic Conference tournament Feb. 21-22, which was hosted by Oklahoma Wesleyan University.


Jerrod Mullins was runner-up at 165 and Austin Wolford placed fifth at 157 pounds. Wolford recorded 21 pins in his freshman season and went 35-10 on the year.


Mullins second-place finish earned him a qualifying bid to the NAIA national championships March 6-7, hosted in Wichita, Kansas. He is the first wrestler in the university’s history to qualify for nationals.


Mullins compiled a record of 30-7 and won 17 by pin, 2 by technical fall, and he had 5 major decisions.

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