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6 members of the B.U. Wrestling team will also be going for championships this weekend.
They include CAA Champions Anwar Goeres, Matt Kaylor, and Justin Lister, CAA runners-up Donnie Vinson and Nate Schiedal as well as wild card Ryan McGarity.
4 of the 6 will wrestle unseeded opponents in the first round.
The team says having wrestled some of the top teams in the country during the season should help them during the NCAA championships.
Goeres says, "It's awesome. It lets us know we can compete with the tougher guys, we can compete with the bigger schools and as we've shown, we've competed really well with them."
Defending All American Lister says, "When you go to nationals, what are you doing? Wrestling the best guys in the country so it benefits us to see what we're up against and what the reality really is instead of wrestling lower end D-1 teams."
The NCAA Championship will be held this Thursday through Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.