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NIACC’s Minto ranked No. 1 at 184 pounds by NJCAA

This news story was published on December 26, 2012.
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MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Basil Minto (Cape Coral, Fla.) is ranked No. 1 at 184 pounds in the latest NJCAA wrestling rankings.

Minto (10-1) was ranked second in the preseason rankings. Northwest Wyoming’s Miles Nixon was ranked No. 1 in the initial rankings but is not ranked in the second set of rankings released by the NJCAA Wrestling Coaches Association.

Minto, who was fifth at the NJCAA meet as a freshman, has won titles at the Simpson College Invitational and Coe College Invitational this season.
Minto’s lone loss was to Waldorf College’s Anthony Pike (9-2) at the Kaye Young Invitational in Mason City on Nov. 3.

“He wrestled real well at the Simpson Invite,” NIACC coach Steve Kelly said, “but really hasn’t opened up in matches yet.

“He needs to start scoring more points in his matches.”

In the team rankings, North Idaho College is No. 1. Iowa Western is No. 4, Ellsworth is No. 10, Iowa Central is No. 11 and Iowa Lakes is No. 17. NIACC received votes in the national poll.

NIACC returns to action Jan. 5 at the William Penn Invitational. The Trojans open their dual season Jan. 15 at Ellsworth.

See complete rankings here.

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