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174 Preview: Beachem and Briggs lead A Deep 174 Field!

Updated: Nov 5, 2021


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Brief Weight Class Outlook:

Your #1 and #2 seeds from the 2020 NCAA National Championships are back. Cornell Beachem - Mount St. Joseph, was a DII National Qualifier transfer from DII Notre Dame in 2020. Beachem earned the #1 seed by going undefeated, 21-0. Kyle Briggs - Wartburg College, 2020’s #2 seed is a returning All-American, 2x National Qualifier, and the 2021 NWCA National Champion at 174 pounds.


Jacob Krakow - Loras College, 2020 NCAA Championships #6 seed is your other returning All-American at this weight. He placed 8th at the 2019 NCAA Championships. However, he was defeated at the 2021 NWCA Nationals by Solomon Nielsen - Augsburg College, who was the #3 seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships. Top returner 2x National Qualifier, Jaritt Shinhoster - Wisconsin-Whitewater was the 4 seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships will also be a front-runner. #7 seed, Marco Gaita - Wesleyan University, is the final seed seeded wrestler returning for the ‘21-’22 season. He was the Northeast Regional Champ in 2020.


Six of the eight seeded wrestlers at the 2020 NCAA Championships return along with seven of the eight 2021 NWCA Nationals placers making this a fun weight to watch this season.


Top Returners

  • Cornell Beachem - Mount St. Joseph - DII National Qualifier, #1 Seed at 2020 NCAA National Championships

  • Kyle Briggs - Wartburg College - #2 seed at the 2020 NCAA National Championships, All-American (3rd-2019), 2x National Qualifier (2020, 2019)

  • Solomon Nielsen - Augsburg College - #3 seed at the 2020 NCAA National Championships, 2021 NWCA Nationals runner-up, 2x National Qualifier (2020, 2019-184)

  • Jarrit Shinhoster - Wisconsin-Whitewater - #4 seed at the 2020 NCAA National Championships, 2x National Qualifier (2020, 2019)

  • Jacob Krakow - Loras College - #6 seed at the 2020 NCAA National Championships, All-American (2019-8th), 2x National Qualifier (2020, 2019)

  • Marco Gaita - Wesleyan University- #7 seed at the 2020 NCAA National Championships.


Notable Returners

  • Demitereus Henry - Cortland - 2020 NCAA National Qualifier

  • Dominick Esposito - Merchant Marine - 2020 NCAA National Qualifier

  • Izaake Zuckerman - NYU - 2020 NCAA National Qualifier

  • Evan Lawrence - Wisconsin-Eau Claire - 2020 NCAA National Qualifier

  • George Moseley - Averett University - 2020 NCAA National Qualifier (184)


2021 NWCA Nationals Placers

  1. Kyle Briggs - Wartburg College

  2. Solomon Nielsen - Augsburg College

  3. Jacob Krakow - Loras College

  4. Zachary Wells - Olivet College

  5. Brian Shermeyer - Messiah University

  6. George Moseley - Averett University

  7. Alexander Skaare - Concordia (MN)

  8. Tristin Westphal - Coe College


Notable Transfers

If you know of notable transfers entering Division III at 174lbs, please comment below or DM us on Instagram (@d3wrestling) and we will work to confirm the news with the individual’s new institution.


Notable Roster Omissions:

Missing someone? Transfer out of Division III or perhaps returning for the second semester? Feel free to let us know who we missed or break some news on the whereabouts of those you think should be noted here.