Gunning Earns At-Large Bid to NCAAs to Bring Bulls' Total to Six

Gunning Earns At-Large Bid to NCAAs to Bring Bulls' Total to Six

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.

Gunning will join MAC champions Troy Keller (165) and Brett Perry (197) as well as Derek Spann (133), Bryan Lantry (141) and Alex Smythe (157) who also earned bids.

The 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships will be held at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena March 21-23.