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Lindenwood second at national wrestling tourney

Defending national champion Lindenwood University finished second at this year's NAIA Wrestling National Championships in Great Falls, Mont.

Lindenwood finished with 134.5 points, five points behind Missouri Valley College of Marshall, Mo. Montana State Northern was third. Missouri Baptist finished 13th.

Lindenwood had two national champions. Senior Brant Bruner defeated Missouri Baptist freshman Woodrow Harris 14-6 to earn the title at 133 pounds. Junior Chad Smith defeated Kenny Taylor Jr. of Bacone (Okla.) 8-4 for the championship at 157 pounds.

Johnny Galloway, a freshman at Lindenwood, lost his national championship bout 5-4 to Chris Huntley of Southern Oregon and was the runnerup at 165 pounds.Sophomore Roger Miller lost his national championship bout 7-2 to Matt Carter of Montana State Northern and was the heavyweight runnerup.

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