FHSU Sports Information Department
KEARNEY, Neb. – Fort Hays State heads to Kearney, Neb. on Sunday (Feb. 12) for the MIAA Championship Tournament, its last test before heading to the NCAA Super Regional. The Tigers finished the dual season with an overall record of 5-6 and went 2-3 in the MIAA, good for a fourth-place finish.
Last season the Tigers finished fourth at the championships, producing one champion and three other placers.
For the second season in a row, the format will allow each school to bring their starting 10 wrestlers but also up to three additional wrestlers. These additional wrestlers will not be awarded any team points for their victories but will allow brackets to be more complete and those individuals gain experience.
Two-time MIAA champion Jon Inman will look for his first title at in the 197-pound class after back-to-back years of claiming the title at 184 pounds. Inman ranked No. 2 in the nation, has an overall record of 19-1 on the year.
Only two other Tiger wrestlers will be returning to the MIAA Championships for the second time, Jacob Kay and William Homalon. Both will compete at 149 pounds. Homalon took home fourth-place honors last year.
The wrestling is set to begin at 10 am.