(Newman) Former Emporia High wrestler Noel Torres closed out his college career by winning the 184-pound national championship Saturday night at the 2018 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. (Photo courtesy Newman University Athletics)
The redshirt senior countered a take down attempt midway through the third period and turned it into a take down to lock up a 3-1 victory over Colorado State-Pueblo's JaVaughn Perkins. Torres is the first NCAA national champion in any sport for Newman.
Torres won a state title for Emporia High in 2013 at 160 pounds.