BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo heavyweight Jake Gunning earned an at-large bid to the upcoming NCAA Wrestling Championships, it was announced on Tuesday. The Bulls now have six national qualifiers headed to Pittsburgh, the most since 2011 when they also had six.
Gunning lost out on an automatic bid to the tournament by falling in the fourth-place match at the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Saturday. However, the redshirt-senior has been a mainstay in the national rankings all season which led to his selection.
The 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships will be held at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena March 21-23.