Former DeMatha "06"(DJ Jackson) wrestler is ranked 8th nationally in NAIA. DJ is wrestling good right now agianst some tough Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota teams in D1, D2 and NAIA Divisions. He is 2nd seeded in his conference and is heading to nationals on Mar. 6-8,2008. Good Luck DJ.
Northwestern Heads To GPAC Championships
Feb 15, 2008
Northwestern wrestlers will head to Mitchell, S.D. for the GPAC Championships tomorrow. Northwestern enters the Championships ranked 15th in the NAIA. Overall, four GPAC teams are ranked in the top 20: Morningside-12, Northwestern-15, Dana-16, and Dakota Wesleyan 20. Northwestern enters with three individuals ranked nationally; at 157 DJ Jackson is ranked eighth, at 165 Lamar Reed is ranked sixth, and at 174 Enock Francois is ranked third. They will be three of the eight nationally ranked wrestlers taking the mat in Mitchell on Saturday.
Probable Wrestlers for Northwestern:
149 lbs. Clay Wakefield (3-10) and Levi Price (26-10)
157 lbs. DJ Jackson (30-10)
165 lbs. Lamar Reed (32-12)
174 lbs. Enock Francois (23-5) and Tom Eaton (30-9)
184 lbs. Cole Spree (19-11) and David Carter (14-12)
197 lbs. Martin Beeler (8-17)
Sophomore DJ Jackson enters the meet with a 15 consecutive match win streak, teammates Lamar Reed (10 consecutive) and Levi Price (8 consecutive) are not far behind. They are three of the hottest wrestlers in the GPAC. Junior Enock Francois is 15-3 when he wrestles at 174 lbs. and has not lost a match at 174 lbs. since Jan. 18th.
Jackson leads Northwestern with 17 bonus points this season, followed closely by Tom Eaton with 14, Levi Price with 13, Lamar Reed with 13, and Daivd Carter with 11. Eaton leads the Red Raiders with 85 take downs and Jackson is second with 74. Price leads Northwestern with 11 falls.
Northwestern's wrestlers earned the following seeds from the GPAC coaches:
Levi Price, 149 lbs, #1
DJ Jackson, 157 lbs, #2
Lamar Reed, 165 lbs, #1
Enock Francois, 174 lbs, #1
Tom Eaton, 174 lbs, #3
Cole Spree, 184 lbs, #3
Martin Beeler, 197 lbs, #3
After the GPAC Championships, Northwestern will head to Blair, Neb. for the NAIA North Region Championships on Feb. 23rd. The teams at the North Region Championships will be the GPAC teams plus #4 Dickinson State and #19 Jamestown