Sebastian Rivera would not be denied this time around. The Red-shirt Sophomore, and All-American for Northwestern University came into this years Midlands Championships on a mission after having taken third last year. Sebastian got off to a hot start with four straight technical falls, outscoring his opponents, including the 6 Seed (Connor Brown from Wisconsin,) by a total score of 78-13. In the finals he would take on the defending National Champion, Spencer Lee or Iowa University. Sebastian pushed the pace on Spencer and racked up 3 take-downs on route to a 7-3 decision. Having not given up a single offensive point all tournament, Sebastian earned the MOW Wrestler Award for the whole tournament! Congratulations Sebastian and keep up the hard work! We can’t wait to see you continue your run to a national championship!