CBU wrestler becomes program's first-ever NCAA Division II champion
Riverside, Calif. (March 14, 2016) –Lancer heavyweight wrestler Joseph Fagiano became the program's first-ever NCAA Division II champion on March 12, capturing CBU's second individual NCAA D-II championship in less than a week.
Fagiano, a Chicago native earned his spot at the final match by pinning fifth-seeded Austin Goergen in one minute, fifteen seconds in the semifinal bout of Division II competition.
In the final matchup of the tournament and Fagiano's career, he faced off against Malcolm Allen of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Fagiano went on to win the match 6-3, and ends his CBU career with an impressive 29-5 mark.
Fagiano was the second CBU athlete to win an individual NCAA D-II championship in as many different sporting events in less than a week. On March 9, swimmer Christie Halverson won an individual NCAA champion by winning the 1000-yard freestyle.
Read more about Fagiano here.