UCSB at Western Regional Duals

January 30, 2017 | Chuck Huber

The University of California - Santa Barbara Gauchos attended their first NCWA Western National Duals on Jan. 28, hosted by Dixie State University (St. George, UT). the sixteen team field included schools from Washington, Montana, Nebraska, and Texas as well as California, Utah, and Arizona.The Gauchos brought six wrestlers, so we were fighting an uphill battle against squads with a full roster, but the experience was extremely valuable. Highlights included two wrestlers in their first NCWA competition scoring pins - Jimmy Hoang at 184 lbs. and Derek Yi at 235 lbs. Thanks to the hosts from Dixie State and all the competitors for an excellent tournament!