2016-17 CSU Athletics Top 10 Moments | #5 Corba Wins Two Matches at NCAA Wrestling Championships
Junior Nick Corba finished second at 184 pounds at the EWL Championships and earned one of five at-large bids in the weight class to the NCAA Championships. At nationals, Corba dropped his first match, but showed tremendous resolve in winning each of his next two matches, claiming a major decision and a pin to advance to the second day of competition. Corba’s first win at the NCAA Championships was a 13-2 major decision over Villie Heino of Campbell who was ranked among the top-15 by various outlets entering the championships. In his second consolation match of the day – and his third match on day one – Corba earned a victory over fellow EWL competitor Michale Fagg-Daves of Rider with a fall in 1:38. It was the first fall by a Viking grappler at the NCAA Championships since 2005. Corba’s run at the NCAA Championships came to an end against ninth-seeded Nathan Jackson of Indiana on day two, just two wins shy of earning All-American status. Corba became the first Vikings to post two bonus-point wins at an NCAA Championship since 1995. Corba finished the season with a career-high 25 wins, including 15 bonus-point victories.