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Kansas State University Team Press Releases

K-State to Host Southwest Conference Championships

02/15/2008 -
MANHATTAN — Collegiate wrestling teams from Universities across the region will take to the mats for the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Southwest Conference Championships, Saturday, March 1, at Kansas State University's Peters Sports Complex.

Matches will get under way at 9 a.m. Wrestling teams from K-State, University of Texas, Wichita State University, Newman University, Colorado State University, Texas at Arlington, University of Colorado, Louisiana State University, Northwest Missouri State University, Texas Christian University, Texas State University and Texas Tech will participate.

Winners will advance to the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships, March 13-15, in Lakeland, Fla. The Association was created to serve schools that do not field an NCAA wrestling program. More information is available at http://www.ncwa.net

Coach of the K-State wrestling team is Beau Tillman. K-State wrestlers participating in the Southwest Conference championship and their weight division include:

Brendan Lund, junior in biology, Green, 165 pounds; Ahsha Abu-Ali, junior in animal sciences and industry, 174 pounds, and Bricen Biehler, sophomore in arts and sciences-open option, 141 pounds, both of Louisburg; Donald Holliday, senior in social science, Manhattan, 184 pounds; Jordan Beckman, freshman in secondary education, Marysville, 235 pounds; Joey Heersche, senior in secondary education, Mulvane, 133 pounds; Matt Westin, sophomore in mechanical engineering, 157 pounds, and Tyler Williamson, sophomore in nutritional science, 125 pounds, both of Shawnee; Zachary McGill, graduate student in kinesiology, Wichita, 197 pounds; and Thomas Pipes, freshman in pre-professional construction science and management, Winfield, 149 pounds.

Tillman named 'Coach of the Year'

03/29/2007
Kansas State head wrestling coach Beau Tillman has fulfilled one of three goals. The 1999 Pratt High School graduate and three-time state high-school wrestling champion was recently named the 2006-07 National Collegiate Wrestling Association "Coach of the Year." Now, he will pursue the ....

Hitting the mat

02/22/2006
The K-State club wrestling team defeated Northwest Missouri State 37-12 in a duel Feb. 11 at Peters Recreation Complex. Senior Ryan Parsons led the Wildcats with a first-period pin of NWMSU’s Aaron Gudde. K-State’s Joey Martinez also won by fall, defeating C.K. Smith at 197 pounds. K....

Wrestlers want Division I program

02/22/2006
So you want to be a student athlete, huh? Get ready to wake up at 5 a.m., run until you puke, sit through a lecture or two and then head to practice. After that, grab some dinner, cram for a test and collapse into bed, only to repeat it the next day. For some, it means sacrificing pl....

K-State Student from Wamego a 2007 National Collegiate Wrestling Champion

03/15/2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 K-STATE STUDENT FROM WAMEGO A 2007 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CHAMPION MANHATTAN – This year, Steve Kern got the gold. The Kansas State University senior in construction science and management, Wamego, captured first place at the 2007 National Collegia....

K-State to Host Southwest Conference Championships

02/15/2008
MANHATTAN — Collegiate wrestling teams from Universities across the region will take to the mats for the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Southwest Conference Championships, Saturday, March 1, at Kansas State University's Peters Sports Complex. Matches will get under wa....