Posted: Mar 02, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa – Darton State College 165-pounder Bryce Carr swept four matches to become the 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Champion and an All American,Saturday, at the NJCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carr, a Darton sophomore and product of West Lauren High School in Dublin, won every national match by decision as he dominated his way to the title.
"He had the toughest road to the finals," Darton State College head wrestling coach James Hicks said. "Every kid he wrestled in the tournament ended up being an All American."
Bryce Carr, over the cell phone during the long bus ride home today, agreed. "Yeah it was a pretty tough road," he said. "But I was prepared for it. I went in really confident. I felt like I had a pretty good shot.
Carr, despite an awesome 30-1 record, was ranked 8th going into the tournament.
"I guess we're still not getting enough respect (in the rankings) despite what we've done," Hicks said. "He should have been ranked in the top three, but, we'll just take the national champion (title)."
Carr finished with a 34-1 record, and led the Cavaliers to a 3rd-place finish among non-scholarship schools and 14th place among all divisions. For the record, Carr's individual championship title was over all divisions.
As was Darton's 174-pounder Anthony Smith, who finished 8th and became Darton's first wrestler to become a two-time All American.
Darton finished with 41.5 points. Iowa Central won with 158.5 points. Nassau won the non-scholarship division with 62 points and placed 10th overall.