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WVU Wrestler Alex Hornfeck Breaks Into National Rankings



The West Virginia University wrestling team closed out its Big 12 Championships in ninth-place (57 points) this weekend with three NCAA tournament qualifiers and six Mountaineers claiming podium places.

Redshirt juniors Killian Cardinale (125 pounds) and Noah Adams (197 pounds) each took third-place in their weight classes to qualify for the national tournament. Freshman Peyton Hall placed fourth in the 165-pound bracket to also qualify for NCAAs.

Redshirt sophomore Alex Hornfeck finished sixth in the 157-pound pool. Redshirt freshman Michael Wolfgram also placed seventh in the heavyweight division, while redshirt freshman Anthony Carman finished eighth in the 184-pound bracket.

You can read more of the Big 12 Championships coverage here: Day One Coverage  and  Day Two Coverage. 


125: Killian Cardinale: No 8 (NR on March 1)

133: Ryan Sullivan: No. 8 (No. 9 on March 1)

165: Peyton Hall: NR (No. 24 on March 1)

197: Noah Adams: No. 8 (No. 7 on March 1)

Team Tournament Rank: NR (NR on  March 1)


133: Ryan Sullivan: No. 18 (No. 19 on March 2)

197: Noah Adams: No. 8 (No. 7 on March 2

Team Tournament Rank: NR (NR on March 2)

Team Dual Meet Rank: No. 22 (No. 22 on  March 2)

The Open Mat:

125: Killian Cardinale: No. 20 (No. 24 on March 2)

133: Ryan Sullivan: No. 23 (No. 18 on March 2)

165: Peyton Hall: No. 20  (No. 20 on March 2)

197: Noah Adams: No. 9 (No. 8 on March 2)

Team Tournament Rank: Released March 10. (NR on March 3)


125: Killian Cardinale: No. 24 (No. 31 on March 1)

133: Ryan Sullivan: No. 16 (No. 8 on March 1)

157: Alex Hornfeck: No. 33 (NR on March 1)

165: Peyton Hall: No. 24 (No. 25 on March 1)

197: Noah Adams: No. 7 (No. 8 on March 1)

Team Tournament Rank: No. T29 (T30 on  March 1)

Looking ahead, WVU will have more than a week off before traveling to St. Louis, Missouri for the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, March 18-20.

The Division I Wrestling Committee will meet to select the remaining at-large qualifiers to fill out the 33-man bracket in each weight class, which will be announced March 10, via NCAA livestream while brackets and seeding will be announced on at 4 p.m. March 11.

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