UTSA club wrestling sends two students to NCWA National Tournament

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UTSA club wrestlers Tyler Herrera and Ricardo Reyna

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(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.