Wichita, KAN. – John Fox became the ninth York College wrestler to earn NAIA All-American honors at the 2020 NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championship this past weekend.
Fox started off his weekend with two upsets over ranked opponents. In his first match he beat the 11th-seeded wrestler from Simpson 7-1. He followed that up with a 4-0 decision over the sixth-ranked opponent from Cumberlands.
In the quarterfinal match he lost to eventual national champion Baterdene Boldmaa from Doane. On Saturday he guaranteed his spot on the podium as he pinned eight-seeded Dayton Marvel from Campbellsville in the third period.
Fox lost his final two matches by 5-4 and 6-2 decisions.
Pierce Mederios went 1-2 on the weekend. After losing his first match 8-4, he bounced back and won in sudden victory 8-6. In his final match of the season he lost a tough 3-2 decision to Jacob Seto from Cumberlands. Seto finished fifth overall.
Harley Williamson went 0-2 in his NAIA National Championship debut.