Erik Schott, senior captain of the United States Merchant Marine Academy's wrestling team competed in the NCAA Division III National Championships last week at Wisconsin Lax.
Schott won one of his three matches losing his first to #2 seed Josef Rau of Elmhurst College. He came back strong with a 9-2 victory over Andy Jenkins of Mount Union College. However, in a closely contested bout for All-American honors, he fell in overtime by a score of 3-1 to Jefferson Ajayi of Wesleyan College.
Schott finishes his career at USMMA with a total of 93 wins and 35 losses; placing him second on the Academy's all time wins list. Throughout his career, he was named team captain, was a three-time Centennial Conference place winner, and an NCAA qualifier.