Lammer goes 1-2 at NCAAs

By on March 20, 2013

Elizabethtown College freshman Chad Lammer gave the Iowa crowd a glimpse of his rising career in a pigtail match at 133 pounds against Dubuque’s Chris Sokol Friday in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Nationally-ranked in both polls, Sokol could not escape a Lammer takedown 44 seconds into overtime. The E-town frosh gave a fist pump as he moved into the first round.

Lammer, a 2012 Ephrata High School graduate, went up against New York University’s Brandon Jones in his first-round match, but Jones, ranked fifth by d3wrestle.com, stretched a 6-3 lead to 8-3 with a reversal in the third and claimed a 9-4 win.

Lammer would be eliminated in his first wrestle-back match as he suffered a 5-4 defeat at the hands of Concordia-Moorhead’s Jacoby Bergeron.

Lammer closed out his first season at E-town with a final record of 17-11. His brother Mike, also a member of the E-town squad, finished his freshman campaign at 12-17. More LAMMER, page B-4

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