Wrestling: Pair of Late Takedowns Make Border an All-American at NCAA Championships

Wrestling: Pair of Late Takedowns Make Border an All-American at NCAA Championships
Jeremy Border (photo by d3photography.com)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Mount Union senior Jeremy Border (Caldwell/Caldwell) rallied from a tough loss in the quarterfinals then got a win in the consolation bracket to secure All-American honors at the 2016 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Friday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Border, the No. 8 seed at 141 pounds, started his day with a dramatic win as he got a takedown with two seconds left to get a 3-1 win over Ryan Wilson of Stevens Tech (N.J.).

In the quarterfinals, he faced the tournament's top seed Drew Van Anrooy of Luther (Iowa). Border got a reversal in the third period to tie the match up but a late takedown from Van Anrooy would give him a 5-1 win.

Border, then in an elimination match in the quarterfinals, rallied in the third period with a reversal, back points and then a takedown with 10 seconds left to get a 7-3 win over Nick Wahba of Ithaca (N.Y.) to assure a top eight finish and All-American honors.

It will be the second career All-American honor for Border, who enters his final day as a college wrestler tomorrow with a 105-24 record -- fourth most wins in school history.