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March 4, 2011

Wrestling Notches No. 9 National Ranking Before NCAA Champs.

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – This week, d3wrestle.com released its final national team rankings before the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships and the United States Merchant Marine Academy moved up to ninth in the country after its stellar weekend at the Centennial Conference Championships. Last week, USMMA was ranked 11th.
 
This past weekend, Kings Point won its fourth-straight conference title and had six individual weight class champions. Jordan Alfaro (125), Martin Bell (149), Dan Twito (157), Vincent Renaut (165), Scott Lowe (184) and Judd Connell (285) will all be heading to La Crosse, Wis. to compete in the national championships. Renaut will be looking to repeat his national crown in the 165-pound division, while the other five are looking for their first titles.
 
Head Coach Greg Ilaria, who was recently named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year, and his six national-qualifying wrestlers will travel to La Crosse, Wis. for the NCAAs on March 11-12.