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Jones Makes All-American Round As Wrestlers Sit Eighth At NCWA Nationals

Jones Makes All-American Round As Wrestlers Sit Eighth At NCWA Nationals

EVENT: NCWA Nationals

LOCATION: Allen Event Center/Allen, TX.

STANDING: 8th out of 29 Division I teams

ON THE MAT: The Apprentice School finished day two of the 2014 National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division I National Championships sitting in eighth place and will finish with one NCWA All-American.
Junior Ian Jones will become a three-time All-American this weekend as he won his last match on Friday night by fall in 5:26 over Kevin Madson of University of Central Washington in the round to determine the top eight.  After losing in the quarterfinals, Jones won by fall to earn his 40th victory on the year against eight losses.
Three Builders made it to the final round before All-American honors and suffered their final losses of the season.  Sophomores Patrik Foxworth (157), Josh Rodriguez (197) and junior Phillip Porto (174) just missed the All-American rounds.   Foxworth went 4-2, while Porto was 3-2 with two wins by fall and Rodriguez was 2-2 with one win by fall in the tournament.
Grand Canyon University qualified seven for the finals and is the overall leader with 210.5 points, followed by Shorter University (145.5) and Liberty University (132).


  • With his three wins thus far, Jones will finish his junior season in third place in the career wins list for the Builders.  He broke a tie with Matt Perry for fourth as he now has 113 career wins.
  • Jones will earn the 81st NCWA All-American honor for the Builders since 1999.
Apprentice School Day Two Results
125 - Shane Smith
Consolation Fourth Round: dec. Evan Dipsiner (Central FLA) 6-5
Consolation Fifth Round: lost to Chris Fox (Central Fla.) 4-2


125 - Jake Michael
Consolation Fourth Round: to Chris Fox (Central FLA) 7-5
141 - Ty Watkins
Consolation Fourth Round: lost to Brandon Grooms (BYU) 4:48


149 - Cruz Garcia
Consolation Fourth Round: lost to Greg Artalona (Auburn) 8-3


157 - Patrik Foxworth
Consolation Fourth Round: maj. dec. Logan Buck (ETSU)  14-3
Consolation Fifth Round: dec. Dylan Husserl (Florida) 6-4
Consolation Sixth Round: lost Chase Boontjer (Liberty) 3-2


157 - Kyle Lowry
Consolation Fourth Round: lost to Chadd Baribault (West Chester) 9-1


165 - Dan Henson
Consolation Fourth Round: dec. Jonathan Dempsey (Lafayette) 4-2
Consolation Fifth Round: lost to Danny Apgar (NW Missouri St.) 2:41


174- #4-seed Philllip Porto
Consolation Fourth Round: p. Jeff King (New Hampshire) 5:33
Consolation Fifth Round: p. Jake Sowders (Toledo) 6:56
Consolation Sixth Round: lost Robert Manier (Navy Prep) 6-2


197 - Josh Rodriguez
Quarterfinal: lost to Paul Adilla (Georgia) 14-5
Consolation Sixth Round: lost to Carl Brown (Auburn) 13-2


285- #4-seed Ian Jones
Quarterfinals: lost Donald Shovestull (Navy Prep) 1-0
Consolation Sixth Round: p. Kevin Madson (Central Washington) 5:26