All-American's Remke & McClave Close Out NCAA Championship

Nick Remke
Nick Remke

CLEVELAND, Ohio  -- Junior Nick Remke won a pair of matches to place fifth while sophomore Owen McClave picked up a win in the seventh place match as both earned All-America honors for the first time at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships.

Remke beat Ben Hewson from Cornell College 7-6 in his first match on Saturday before being pinned by fourth seeded Frank Aiello from Wheaton of Illinois.

He would win the fifth place match beating Jeff Hojnacki from Messiah 4-3.

McClave was pinned in his first match of the day by top-seeded Troy Stanich from Stevens in 2:23 before he beat Brenden Velez from Delaware Valley 3-2 in the seventh place match. McClave also beat Velez 5-3 in his first match of the championship on Friday.