Senate Resolution 27 - Introduced SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 27 BY DEARDEN A Resolution recognizing and congratulating the Grand 1 View University Wrestling Team and program on its 2 outstanding achievements in National Association of 3 Intercollegiate Athletics wrestling. 4 WHEREAS, the 58th annual National Association of 5 Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Wrestling National 6 Championships were held March 6-7, 2015, in Topeka, 7 Kansas; and 8 WHEREAS, the Grand View University Wrestling Team 9 claimed two national champions and nine All-America 10 honors en route to 147.5 team points for the 11 championship title; and 12 WHEREAS, the national champion titles were won by 13 Ryak Finch at 125 pounds and Brandon Wright at 141 14 pounds, each winning their second national title; and 15 WHEREAS, the All-America honors were bestowed on 16 Ryak Finch and Brandon Wright, and on Jacob Colon 17 (fourth place at 133 pounds), Gustavo Martinez (fourth 18 place at 149 pounds), Dallas Houchins (fourth place 19 at 157 pounds), Jimmie Schuessler (third place at 165 20 pounds), Thomas Moman (fourth place at 174 pounds), 21 Christian Mays (sixth place at 184 pounds), and Dean 22 Broghammer (fourth place at 285 pounds); and 23 WHEREAS, Gustavo Martinez and Jimmie Schuessler 24 earned All-America honors for the fourth time in their 25 wrestling careers; and 26 WHEREAS, winning the championship title marked the 27 Vikings’ fourth consecutive NAIA Wrestling National 28 -1- LSB 2610XS (1) 86 rn/nh 1/ 2
S.R. 27 Championship; and 1 WHEREAS, with this victory the Vikings became only 2 the second wrestling team in NAIA history to win four 3 consecutive championship titles; and 4 WHEREAS, Head Coach Nick Mitchell has been voted 5 NAIA National Coach of the Year three times during his 6 seven-year career; NOW THEREFORE, 7 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE, That the Senate 8 recognizes and congratulates the Grand View University 9 Wrestling Team and program on its outstanding 10 achievements in National Association of Intercollegiate 11 Athletics wrestling; and 12 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this 13 Resolution be sent to Grand View University Wrestling 14 Team Head Coach Mitchell and Grand View University 15 President Kent Henning. 16 -2- LSB 2610XS (1) 86 rn/nh 2/ 2