Wrestling: Two Blue Jays earn All-American status at NCAA championships

Senior Stauber places sixth at 141 pounds; Bewak takes seventh at 125

Johns Hopkins senior Henry Stauber closed his career with a sixth-place finish, and junior Paul Bewak placed seventh at the NCAA championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, as the Blue Jays had two wrestlers earn All-American recognition for the second time in school history. The top eight finishers in each weight class are named All-Americans.

Henry Stauber

Image caption: Henry Stauber

Wrestling at 141 pounds, Stauber opened the second day of the two-day meet with a 2-1 consolation bracket win against eighth-seeded Matt Holmes of Loras. A 6-3 loss in his next bout bumped him to the fifth-place match, where he lost 5-4 to Michael Ferinde of Johnson & Wales.

Stauber's sixth-place finish is the second-best in school history, surpassed only by Paul Marcello'srunner-up finish at 141 a year ago. He finished the season with a 26-13 record and closes his career with an 81-47 mark.

Bewak, who entered as the top seed at 125, became the first two-time All-American in school history—his seventh-place finish this season matches his seventh-place finish as a freshman in 2012. On Friday, he became the winningest wrestler in school history when he won his 99th career match; Eric Fishel had 98 wins from 2004 to 2008.

Bewak closed his season with a 10-4 victory over Sean Ambrocio of Concordia (Wis.) in the seventh-place match to finish with a 36-3 record. His 36 wins are a Johns Hopkins single-season record.

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