DES MOINES, Iowa — Brothers Matt and Brandon Weber of Montana State-Northern placed second in their respective weight classes Saturday night at the 61st annual NAIA national wrestling championships at the Jacobson Exhibition Center here.
At 141 pounds, third-seeded Tyler Fraley of Williams Baptist (Arkansas) decisioned the fifth-seeded Matt Weber 6-4 in overtime for the title.
Later in the evening, top-seeded Nosomy Pozo of Life (Georgia) decisioned seventh-seeded Brandon Weber 4-3 at 157 pounds.
Brandon Weber, a redshirt junior, won the NAIA title at 157 pounds last year and was singled out as the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the tourney. He graduated from Forsyth in 2014 and was a three-time State B-C champion and four-time finalist for the Dogies.
Matt Weber, a junior, was third at the national tourney two years ago. Coming back from a knee injury at last year's national tourney, he was two wins away from placing at 141 pounds. He was a four-time State B-C champion from 2012-15.
Also reaching the finals was Adrian Lyons-Lopez of Providence at 174. The redshirt junior from Albany, Oregon, seeded 10th, lost to top-seeded Lucas Lovvorn of Baker (Kansas) by a 6-2 decision.
At 133 pounds, Gresh Jones of Dickinson State placed fourth at 133 pounds. Jones was a four-time State A champion for Sidney from 2012-15.
The University of Providence's Casey Dobson, a redshirt-sophomore from Great Falls, was third at 157.
Redshirt sophomore Chris Nile of Northern, another former Forsyth star, was fourth at 174.
Another pair of brothers also shined for the Lights. Andrew Bartel of MSUN finished fourth at 165. He is a redshirt junior from Mason City, Iowa. The Lights' Isaac Bartel, a freshman, was third at 197.
Grand View (Iowa) claimed the national team championship with 171.5 points. Montana State-Northern was fourth at 81.5, while Providence placed ninth at 47.