Johns Hopkins junior Paul Bewak, ranked No. 2 nationally in his weight class, scored a 7-0 victory in the championship match to claim the NCAA East Regional title at 125 pounds at King's College in Wlkes-Barre, Pa., on Sunday.
Bewak, the top seed at 125, advanced to the finals with a 10-6 win over Kevin Corrigan from The College of New Jersey in the quarterfinals and a 5-2 victory over Guesseppe Rea of Wilkes in the semifinals. In the championship match, he defeated second-seeded Michael Mui from the Merchant Marine Academy, scoring a first-period takedown and a second-period reversal to take a 4-0 lead before adding a reversal and one point of riding time in the final period.
Bewak, who is 32-1 on the season, owns a 96-16 career mark and is two wins shy of tying the Johns Hopkins record for career victories.
He will make his third consecutive trip to the NCAA championships, where he finished seventh as a freshman. He'll be joined at the NCAA meet by teammate Henry Stauber, who finished second at 141 pounds i the regional meet.
The Division III NCAA Championship meet will be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 14-15.