(March 11, 2011)--In its first year of competition, the UTSA Men's Club Wrestling team is sending two athletes to compete in the National Collegiate Wresting Association (NCWA) National Tournament March 10-12 in Macon, Ga., at Mercer University. Tyler Herrera and Ricardo Reyna will represent the UTSA club wrestling team at the national tournament.
Herrera, a political science senior from Colleyville, qualified for the national tournament by placing second at the NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament in the 149-pound weight class. Reyna, a communications junior from Austin, qualified for the national tournament by placing third at the NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament in the 141-pound weight class. The NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament was Feb. 27 at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Herrera amassed a record of 11-4 with nine pins. His best showing was a first-place finish in the 149-pound weight class at the Southwest Conference Open in November at UT Arlington. Reyna has a record of 8-5 with two pins. His best showing was a second-place finish in the 141-pound weight class at the Texas State Championships in February at Texas A&M University.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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