Millikin Freshman Chris Williams Takes 6th at NCAA DIII Wrestling Nationals

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Millikin University freshman Chris Williams finished in sixth place at the 2016 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships held March 11-12 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Williams’ finish earns him All-American honors.

Williams opened Saturday’s action with an 11-4 win over Scott Giblin of Rhode Island College.  Williams jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and controlled much of the match.

In the Consolation Semifinals, Williams lost to the fifth seed Justin Kihn of Heidelberg 6-3. In the fifth place match, Williams lost to Gregory Warner of York
in a major decision 17-7.  The loss gave Williams the sixth place finish.

Williams went 2-1 in action on Friday to advance to Saturday’s All-American Round giving him a 3-3 record at the 2016 NCAA Tournament.  Williams ends the season with an overall record of 20-5.

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