PUEBLO, Colo. – Sophomore Dustin Reed finished in fourth place to punch his ticket to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Mies finished in fifth place and missed the national tournament by one place.Reed started with a win in the consolation semifinals. The sophomore from Colby, Kan. defeated Trenton Piatt of Western State by a 5-2 decision to advance to the third place match. In that match, Reed dropped a close 8-6 decision to Connor Bolling of Nebraska-Kearney. With the loss, Reed finished in fourth place. The top four placers advance to the national tournament.
Mies started the day in the consolation semifinals. Needing a win to make the national tournament, Mies lost to Drew Schumann of Colorado Mesa by a 5-2 decision. Mies went on to win the fifth place match by a 5-4 decision to take fifth place. The freshman from Andale, Kan. missed the national tournament by one place.
The NCAA Division II National Tournament takes place on March 13-14 in St. Louis, Mo.