Cowley Wrestlers Set For NJCAA Championships This Weekend


Five Cowley College wrestlers will be competing at the NJCAA National Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa, this weekend.

In February, five of nine Tigers who took part in the NJCAA South Central Regional Qualifier in Colby qualified for national compeition.

The Tigers were led by Melton Powe, avenging his lone loss of the season by defeating Pratt Community College’s Christian Robinson in the first-place match at 174 pounds. Trenton Grant also wrestled well and placed second in the 141-pound weight class.

“That is the best I have seen Melton and Trent wrestle all year,” Cowley interim head coach Justice Circle said following regionals.

Kanden Young (197 pounds) and Dean Setticase (285 pounds) both placed fourth, while Aidan O’Dell (133 pounds) placed sixth as they were the other three Tigers to qualify for nationals.

“The guys wrestled tough and punched their tickets to nationals in what I consider to be the toughest region,” Circle said. “I believe all five should be All-Americans at the national tournament.”

The NJCAA Division I National Championship will be held Friday and Saturday. The competition will begin each day at 9 a.m.