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University of the Ozarks 2017-2018 Wrestling Media Guide

Head Coach LeRoy Gardner III

  • Posted the program's first winning record (8-7) during the 2016-17 season
  • Guided team to program's first-ever individual win at NCAA Division III Regional (2017)
  • Helped team to its best finish in program history at NCAA Division III Regional (2017)
  • Placed fourth at the Southeast Conference Wrestling Tournament (2017)
  • Had two wrestlers finish as runner-up and seven more finish in the top 4 at the Southeast Conference Wrestling Tournament (2017)
  • Head Coach at University of Houston-Downtown (2014-16)
  • Head Coach at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School (2006-09)
  • Assistant Coach at Wartburg College (2003-05)
  • Named the 2016 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Southwest Conference Coach of the Year at University of Houston-Downtown
  • Coached four NCWA national champions and 11 All-Americans at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School
  • Helped Wartburg to back-to-back NCAA Division III national championships as an assistant coach
  • Inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2010) as a wrestler
  • Earned three All-American awards at Wartburg as a wrestler
  • Inducted into the Wartburg Sports Hall of Fame (2013) as a wrestler

Assistant Coach Jason Schweer

  • Helped Ozarks to its first winning record (8-7) during the 2016-17 season
  • Assisted Ozarks to program's first-ever individual win at NCAA Division III Regional and its best finish at NCAA Division III Regional (2017)
  • As an assistant coach, helped Grand View University to a pair of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national championships
  • Assisted Grand View University with 24 national qualifiers, 20 All-Americans and six individual national champions
  • As a wrestler, helped Grand View win the 2012 national championship
  • At Grand View, earned the university's Champion of Character award
  • Two-time NJCAA Academic All-American at North Iowa Community College
  • Named a NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athlete at Grand View

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Meet The Team

  • Miguel Baray
  • Cameron Barnes
  • Marshall Billiter
  • Montre Blade
  • Nathan Browning
  • Jakob Case
  • Tanner Chronister
  • Ny'Trell Dean
  • Austin Dye
  • Tracey Eitel
  • Baylor Ford
  • Keshawn Franklin
  • Matthew Garcia
  • Jonathan Gonzales
  • Eliazar Guardiola
  • Mark Holder
  • Devon Jackson
  • Brennen Landry
  • Nicholas McDaniel
  • Russell Miller
  • Corey Muniz
  • Walter-Joe Ngegwe
  • Siaygnoun Nhamnhouane
  • Sergio Nugent
  • Tyler O'Banion
  • Alejandro Ordonez
  • Nathaneal Rankin
  • Evan Sharpe
  • Jacob Sherrill
  • Adolfo Sotolongo
  • Durrell Thompson
  • Mario Vasquez
  • Jaylen York

Seniors

Devon Jackson

  • Weight: 125
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • High School: Bellaire HS
  • 2016-17: Posted a 22-7 record. Collected a win at the NCAA III regional and conference championships. Went 3-1 at the OBU Hatcher Duals. Advanced to the finals at the Central College Under Armour Invitational.
  • University of Houston - Downtown: U.S. Open participant in 2015. NWCA Conference Champion and NWCA National All-American in 2016.
  • Bellaire HS: During his junior season, placed 5th in the Texas UIL State Championships. Also finished 2nd in Freestyle/Greco State Championships. Finished 1st at Regionals and won District Championship. Placed 2nd at Dixie Dual Nationals. During his senior season, finished 3rd in the Texas UIL State Championships. Also placed 2nd in Freestyle/Greco State Championships. Placed 2nd at Regionals and won District Championship.

Jacob Sherrill

  • Weight: 165
  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Katy, Texas
  • High School: Cinco Ranch HS
  • 2016-2017: Had 16 wins during the season. Won all of his exhibitions matches at the University of Dubuque Jim Fox Duels. Posted a win (Fall 3:29) at the St. Olaf College Dual.
  • Cinco Ranch HS: Placed 3rd at Districts and Cy Ridge Invitational. Junior National team member. Posted a career record of 79-43 with a 31-10 record during his senior campaign.

Juniors

Montre Blade

  • Weight: 174
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
  • High School: Central HS
  • 2016-2017: Posted four wins during the season. Had a win at the conference championships.
  • 2015-2016: Had seven wins overall. Collected a win against Huntingdon. Had a win in the Millikin Open.
  • Central HS: Finished 2nd in state. Posted a career record of 30-4.

Ny'Trell Dean

  • Weight: 141
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Amarillo, Texas
  • High School: Palo Duro HS
  • 2016-17: Posted a 24-14 record. Advanced to finals at Conference Championships. Recorded school’s first-ever win at NCAA III Regional. Helped team to highest finish ever at Conference Championships (4th). Helped team to highest finish ever at NCAA III regional (12th).
  • 2015-16: Posted eight wins. Picked up a win at the Natural State Tournament. Had a pair of wins in the Hatcher Duals.
  • Palo Duro HS: During his junior season, placed 3rd in freestyle state, while also becoming a National qualifier and a UIL state qualifier. District runner-up during his senior campaign.

Jonathan Gonzales

  • Weight: 133
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Austin, Texas
  • High School: David Crockett HS
  • 2016-2017: Went 6-6 on the season.
  • David Crockett HS: Team captain, state qualifier, three-time district champion, three-time regional qualifier. Posted a career record of 72-33.

Corey Muniz

  • Weight: 125
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Romeoville, Ill.
  • High School: Fenton HS
  • 2016-2017: Won 13 matches during the season. Had a win in the conference championships. Posted a win (Dec 7-6) against Bacone College. Had a win in the Central College Under Armour Invitational. Posted a win (Dec 8-7) against St. Olaf College.
  • Fenton HS: Fargo National Qualifier and Team Illinois for his junior and senior season. Posted a career record of 31-10.

Siaygnoun Nhamnhouane

  • Weight: 125
  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Van Buren, Ark.
  • High School: Van Buren HS
  • 2016-2017: Had 12 wins during the season. Posted a win at the conference championships.
  • 2015-2016: Posted seven wins overall. Collected a win at the Millikin Open.
  • Van Buren HS: Placed 3rd at state during his senior campaign. Placed 7th at Brute Nationals during his freshman season. Posted a career record of 111-48.

Sophomores

Miguel Baray

  • Weight: 184
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Dumas, Texas
  • High School: Dumas HS
  • 2016-2017: Won four matches. Posted a win at the conference championships.

Marshall Billiter

  • Weight: 174
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Hopkinsville, Ky.
  • High School: Christian County HS
  • 2016-2017: Posted a pair of wins on the season.
  • Christian County HS: Regional finalist, state qualifier, runner-up at King of the Bluegrass, champion at Bluegrass State games, and Tiger Class champion. Posted a career record of 85-74.

Nicholas McDaniel

  • Weight: 149
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Derby, Iowa
  • High School: Chariton HS
  • 2016-2017: Posted five wins during the season.

Sergio Nugent

  • Weight: 133
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Katy, Texas
  • High School: Katy HS
  • 2016-2017: Went 12-3 on the mat. Had a win at the conference championships. Went 3-1 at the OBU Hatcher Duals.
  • Katy HS: Three-time district champion, regional champion, and three-time state qualifier. Placed 1st at Cyfair ISD and Outlaw. Posted a career record of 53-3.

Tyler O'Banion

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: El Dorado Springs, Mo.
  • High School: El Dorado Springs HS

Alejandro Ordonez

  • Weight: 174
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: North Las Vegas, Nev.
  • High School: Rancho HS
  • 2016-2017: Went 3-3 on the mat.

Adolfo Sotolongo

  • Weight: 197
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Miami, Fla.
  • High School: Southwest Miami HS
  • 2016-2017: Went 6-5 on the mat. Posted a win at the NCAA III Regional. Also had a win at the conference championships. Collected a win against Southern Virginia University.
  • Southwest Miami HS: Four-time state qualifier, placed in state three times, two-time state finalist, three-time All-American, two-time district champion and regional champion. Competed in the Michigan Grappler placing 2nd in 2014 and 5th in 2015. Posted a career record of 114-13 with a 18-4 record during his senior campaign.

Mario Vasquez

  • Weight: 133
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Amarillo, Texas
  • High School: Palo Duro HS
  • 2016-2017: Went 20-5 on the mat. Advanced to the finals of the conference championships. Won three matches at the Southwest Open. Defeated his opponent 16-5 at the Bacone College Dual.
  • Palo Duro HS: Four-time state qualifier, placed in state three times finishing 6th, 4th, and 1st. Placed 2nd at state games of Oklahoma. Top 10 finish at Fargo. Posted a career record of 122-23 with a 43-0 record during his senior campaign.

Newcomers

Cameron Barnes

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Katy, Texas
  • High School: Katy HS

Nathan Browning

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Greenbrier, Ark.
  • High School: Greenbrier HS

Jakob Case

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
  • High School: Timber Creek HS

Tanner Chronister

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Checotah, Okla.
  • High School: Checotah HS

Austin Dye

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Ward, Ark.
  • High School: Cabot HS

Tracey Eitel

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: McKinney, Texas
  • High School: Allen HS

Baylor Ford

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Chouteau, Okla.
  • High School: Inola HS

Keshawn Franklin

  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Carmichael, Calif.
  • High School: Rosemont HS/Sacramento City

Matthew Garcia

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • High School: Jersey Village HS

Eliazar Guardiola

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Elze, Texas

Mark Holder

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • High School: James Martin HS

Brennen Landry

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Maurice, La.
  • High School: North Vermilion HS

Russell Miller

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • High School: Jersey Village HS

Walter-Joe Ngegwe

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Little Elm, Texas
  • High School: Wakeland HS

Nathaneal Rankin

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Plano, Texas
  • High School: Plano East HS

Evan Sharpe

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: El Centro, Calif.
  • High School: Central Union HS

Durrell Thompson

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Newnan, Georgia
  • High School: East Coweta HS

Jaylen York

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Katy, Texas
  • High School: Katy HS

2016-17 Results

2016-2017 Results

  • Nov. 6 at Oklahoma City University Open (No scores)
  • Nov. 12 at Hatcher Duals (5th place)
  • Nov. 18 at Richland College (W 44-3)
  • Nov. 19 at UT-Arlington Duals/Southwest Open
  • Nov. 30 Bacone College Dual (L 25-25)
  • Dec. 17 at University of Dubuque (L 38-12)
  • Dec. 17 at Wheaton College (L 47-6)
  • Jan. 7 at Central College Under Armour Invite (7th place)
  • Jan. 10 at St. Olaf College Dual (W 33-16)
  • Jan. 21 at Huntingdon College Duals (L 32-15)
  • Jan. 21 vs Truett-McConnell Duals (L 27-16)
  • Jan. 21 at Southern Virginia (W 37-18)
  • Jan. 24 Central Baptist College Dual (W 36-18)
  • Feb. 1 at Bacone College Dual (W 31-18)
  • Feb. 11 at Southeast Wrestling Conf. Tourney (4th place)
  • Feb. 25 at NCAA III Regionals (12th place)

All-Time Roster

  • Jameer Anderson (2016-17)
  • Christopher Aroche (2015-16)
  • Treyton Baker (2016-17)
  • Miguel Baray (2016-17)
  • Marshall Billiter (2016-17)
  • Samuel Binns (2014-15)
  • Montre Blade (2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Andrew Cannon (2016-17)
  • Daniel Carrillo (2016-17)
  • JaToris Combs (2014-15, 2015-16)
  • Ny’Trell Dean (2015-16, 2016-17)
  • James Fackrell (2014-15)
  • Robert Fackwell (2014-15)
  • Auston Finley (2015-16)
  • Eli Garcia (2014-15)
  • Jonathan Gonzales (2016-17)
  • John Gruenwald (2015-16)
  • Zack Hall (2014-15)
  • Stanley Hamilton (2015-16)
  • Edladin Harmon (2014-15, 2015-16)
  • Timothy Horton (2015-16)
  • Devon Jackson (2016-17)
  • Wade Johnson (2015-16)
  • Marcus Jones (2015-16)
  • Jared Keas (2014-15)
  • Trevor Lister (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Kinzer Matajazic (2016-17)
  • Nicholas McDaniel (2016-17)
  • Dakota McGarrah (2014-15)
  • Corey Muniz (2016-17)
  • Siaygnoun Nhamnhouane (2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Tristan Nowicki (2016-17)
  • Sergio Nugent (2016-17)
  • Alejandro Ordonez (2016-17)
  • Patrick Partin (2015-16, 2016-17)
  • Griffin Payne (2016-17)
  • Jesus Perez (2016-17)
  • Elijah Raatz (2014-15, 2015-16)
  • Caleb Royal (2015-16)
  • Brad Rupert (2014-15)
  • Joseph Schenck (2016-17)
  • Jacob Sherrill (2016-17)
  • Adolfo Sotolongo (2016-17)
  • Mario Vasquez (2016-17)
  • James Wheeler (2015-16)
  • Zack Wintz (2016-17)

NCAA Division III

The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

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2017-2018 Schedule

  • Oct. 28 - Intersquad Match
  • Nov. 1 at Ottawa Dual
  • Nov. 5 at Oklahoma City University Open
  • Nov. 16 at Arkansas Baptist Dual
  • Nov. 18 at Olivet College Comet Duals
  • Nov. 18 at Southwest Open
  • Dec. 2 at Hatcher Invite
  • Dec. 16 at Gator Boots Dual
  • Dec. 30 NWA Duals (Home)
  • Jan. 6 at Central College Under Armour Invite
  • Jan. 16 at Drury Dual
  • Jan. 21 at University of Central Missouri Roger Denker Open
  • Jan. 23 at Central Baptist College Dual
  • Jan. 27 at Northeastern Oklahoma Norsemen Open
  • Jan. 31 Bacone College Dual (Home)
  • Feb. 3 at Missouri Valley Open
  • Feb. 10 at Southeast Conference Tournament
  • Feb. 24 at NCAA III Regional Tournament

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