NCAA wrestling brackets set for six Camels

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 3/12/22

Six Campbell wrestlers are heading to the 2022 NCAA Championships next week in Detroit, Michigan.

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NCAA wrestling brackets set for six Camels

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BUIES CREEK — Josh Heil received a No. 7 seed, headlining six Campbell wrestlers heading to the 2022 NCAA Championships next week in Detroit, Michigan.

This is the fourth straight season that Campbell will send at least six qualifiers to the NCAA Championships.

Heil, 11-2 on the season, is heading to his fifth NCAA Championships, matching up with The University of Missouri’s Josh Edmond, who is 17-9 in 2021-22. A five-time SoCon finalist and three-time champion, Heil took runner-up honors at 149 pounds during last weekend’s conference tournament.

Korbin Meink is seeded No. 28 at 125 pounds, going 14-6 on the year, and taking a runner-up finish at the 2022 SoCon Championships, won by the Camels for the fourth straight season. The senior, making his third NCAA Championships appearance, will match up with No. 5 seed Killian Cardinale (14-1) of West Virginia.

Domenic Zaccone, who picked up an at-large selection to his first NCAA Championships this week, made the 133-pound field as the No. 33 seed, matching up with No. 32 Dominic LaJoie of Cornell, with the winner taking on top-seeded Roman Bravo-Young (17-0) of Penn State. Zaccone is 13-10 overall, taking third at the SoCon Championships.

Making his first NCAA Championships appearance, conference champion Shannon Hanna is seeded No. 22 at 141 pounds. The junior is 17-5 on the season, and will face No. 11 Matt Kazimir of Columbia in the first round on Wednesday.

After claiming his second straight SoCon title, Caleb Hopkins is seeded No. 24 at 184 pounds, paired with No. 9 Zach Braunagel of Illinois. Hopkins is 17-4 this season, making the NCAA Championships field for the second time.

At heavyweight, Taye Ghadiali is seeded No. 15 at heavyweight, matching up with No.18 Lewis Fernandes of Cornell in the first round. A two-time NCAA qualifier, Ghadiali went 19-2 during the season and was crowned SoCon champ.

For full brackets of the NCAA Wrestling Championships, held at the Little Caesars Arena March 17-19, head to NCAA.com.

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