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Senior Robby Frias (Oak Lawn, Ill.), junior Ryan Renon (Wrightstown) and freshman David Galarno (New Holstein) took Northern Wrestling Association titles in their respective weight classes to lead the Lakeland College wrestling team to a share of the team title at the sixth NWA Tournament Saturday afternoon in the Wehr Center Fieldhouse.
Lakeland and the Milwaukee School of Engineering totaled 89.5 team points to share the team title. Concordia Wisconsin finished third with 86.5 points, followed by Knox College (31) and Maranatha Baptist Bible College (19.5).
The co-championship marks Lakeland's fifth-straight team championship.
Frias was named Outstanding Wrestler of Year and earned the NWA title at the 149-pound weight class. In the championship match, Frias earned a 7-2 decision over MSOE's Jake Narveson, who was last year's champion at 141 and a national qualifier.
Renon earned his third consecutive NWA title after a dominant showing at 165. He pinned Ryan Lambert of Knox College in 54 seconds in round one and earned a 15-4 major decision over Casey Kenealy of Concordia Wisconsin in the championship match.
Galarno won his first NWA title at 174 in a tight 6-5 match against Josiah Brendemuehl of Maranatha Baptist. Galarno pinned Sergio Ulloa of Knox in 1:01 in round one and used an 8-6 decision over William Pederson of MSOE to earn a spot in the championship match.
Senior Miguel Luis (Oak Lawn, Ill.), sophomore Grant Franson (Lindenhurst, Ill.) and freshmen Juan Diaz (Park Ridge, Ill.) and Vince Cardarelle (Saukville) finished second at 157, 125, 141 and 184, respectively.
Finishing in third place for Lakeland was junior Joel Frias (Oak Lawn, Ill.) and freshman Matt Weber (Lockport, Ill.) at 141 and 157, respectively.
Sophomore Tom Phalin (Sheboygan) finished fourth at 285 after falling 3-1 in overtime to Steve Nguyen of MSOE.
See what Frias says about being named Outstanding Wrestler and earning the 149 title: http://youtu.be/TsCaorS_NQ0
See what head coach Mike DeRoehn says about the team's efforts: http://youtu.be/8DcjPjGvZc0
The Muskies return to the mats on Feb. 25 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional hosted by Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn.
2012 NWA Individual Champions
Team Co-Champions- Lakeland College and MSOE (89.5)
Coach of the Year: Brett Corner- Concordia Wisconsin
Outstanding Wrestler of the Year: Robby Frias- Lakeland
Freshman of the Year: Greg Sanders- Concordia Wisconsin
125: Sean Ambrocio (CUW)
133: Marcus Lubner (CUW)
141: Greg Sanders (CUW)
149: Robby Frias (Lakeland)
157: Dallas Schurg (MSOE)
165: Ryan Renon (Lakeland)
174: David Galarno (Lakeland)
184: Caleb Staub (MSOE)
197: Marcus Rokosh (MSOE)
285: James Wagner (Knox College)