Burkholder and Stiles lead Muskingum at NCAA Regional Championships

Burkholder and Stiles lead Muskingum at NCAA Regional Championships

Muskingum junior Jordan Burkholder and senior Slade Stiles led the Muskies at the NCAA Central Regional Championships on Friday-Saturday.

The Basics 

  • Results: Muskingum finished 15th in the 18-team field with 29 points
  • Location: Wabash College

Inside the Numbers

  • Burkholder took sixth in the 125-pound weight class. He advanced to the semifinals of the bracket after securing an 11-3 major decision against Jared Brickley of Olivet. Burkholder then fell against top-seed Nick Mancini of Mount Union in a heartbreaking 2-1 battle. He ended the regional with back-to-back losses against Seth Transue of Ohio Northern (13-4 MD) and Mason Brainard of Heidelberg (11-4 DEC.).
  • Stiles finished sixth in the 133-pound bracket. He dropped his opening bout against Dante Ginnetti of Baldwin Wallace via fall at the 56-second mark before bouncing back with three straight wins. Stiles pinned Chase Beecher of Alma at the 1:07 mark, recorded a fall against Iain White of John Carroll at the 1:59 plateau, and pinned Santino Disabato of Otterbein at the 2:20 mark. He lost his final two matches against Josh Kuslock of Waynesburg University (20-2 TF) and Alex Hoover of Case Western (3:33 Fall).