Eull earns spot in NCAA Championships

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Minot State senior Mitchell Eull earned a trip to the NCAA Division II Championships by winning the heavyweight division at the NCAA Super Region 3 Tournament on Saturday in Hallenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State.

Eull, the eighth-ranked heavyweight in the nation, used a pair of dramatic victories to become the first Minot State wrestler to ever earn a trip to the NCAA Championships.

He opened the second day with a sudden victory over Lawrence Phillips of St. Cloud State as he used a takedown in the overtime session for a 3-1 win to clinch his spot in the NCAA Championships.

Eull also became the first Minot State wrestler to win an NCAA Division II Region championship when he defeated Jacob Borgmeyer of Lindenwood in the championship match. Eull once again needed overtime and he posted his second straight sudden victory 3-1 win.

Keegan Berry, wrestling at 184 pounds, had an outstanding tournament for the Beavers. He opened day two of the tournament with a 5-2 decision victory over Riley Lura to advance to the consolation semifinals. He dropped an 11-4 decision to Corey Abernathy of Minnesota State and then lost to Ryan Vasbinder of McKendree 7-5 in the fifth-place match.

Jered Sublet, who posted two victories on day one, lost to Will Roark of Maryville 14-2 on Saturday.

Minot State finished 11th in the team scoring with 27 points, while St. Cloud State won the team title with 161 points.

Eull will compete in the NCAA Division II Championships on March 9-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

–Minot State athletics

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