Zac Blasioli. (Photo credit: Kevin Crows/Millikin University)

DECATUR, Ill. - Millikin University seniors Zac Blasioli (Wood River, East Alton Wood River H.S.) and Dejon Glaster (Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oakland H.S.) earned All-American honors each finishing in sixth place at the 2024 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships held March 15-16 at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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Blasioli opened Saturday’s competition with a 9-1 major decision over Gavin Bradley of Castleton. Blasioli lost in the consolation semifinal 2-1 to James Day of Wabash. Blasioli lost the Fifth Place Match to Mason Barrett of Averett 4-2 to finish in sixth place. On Friday, Blasioli won his opening match 12-7 over Jayden Cardenas of Cortland State. Blasioli lost his quarterfinal match 13-11 to Barrett. Blasioli trailed 10-1 but battled back in the match. Blasioli advanced to Saturday winning his blood round match 5-2 over Jalen Dunson of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Blasioli ends his senior season at 25-6.

Glaster started Saturday winning over Stefan Major of Stevens 11-8 (SV-1). Glaster rallied late in the match to tie it and scored the winning takedown in the first overtime.

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Glaster fell in the Consolation Semifinal to Zeb Gnida of Loras College 10-9. Glaster finished in sixth place after dropping the Fifth Place Match 7-3 to Charlie Grygas of Oswego State. On Friday, Glaster won his opening match over Gannon Smith of Elizabethtown 6-4. After a quarterfinal loss, Glaster advanced with a consolation round win over Kahlil Mitchell of Averett.

At 157 pounds, Nathan Callaway won his opening round match 9-6 over Patrick McGraw of John Carroll. Unfortunately, Callaway suffered an injury in the match and was unable to continue in the tournament.

125-Zac Blasioli (25-6)

  • First Round-Blasioli defeated Jayden Cardenas (Cortland State) 12-7
  • Quarterfinals-Blasioli lost to Mason Barrett (Averett) 13-11
  • Consolation Round 2-Blasioli won over Jalen Dunson (Wisconsin-Whitewater) 5-2
  • Consolation Round 3-Blasioli defeated Gavin Bradley (Castleton) 9-1 MD
  • Consolation Semifinal-Blasioli lost to James Day (Wabash) 2-1
  • Fifth Place Match-Blasioli lost to Mason Barrett (Averett) 4-2

174-Dejon Glaster (27-7)

  • First Round-Glaster defeated Gannon Smith (Elizabethtown) 6-4
  • Quarterfinals-Glaster lost to Jared Stricker (Wisconsin Eau Claire) 17-0 TF 7:00
  • Consolation Round 2-Glaster won over Kahlil Mitchell (Averett) 6-1
  • Consolation Round 3-Glaster won over Stefan Majors (Stevens) 11-8 SV-1
  • Consolation Semifinal-Glaster lost to Zeb Gnida (Loras) 10-9
  • Fifth Place Match-Glaster lost to Charlie Grygas (Oswego State) 7-3

157-Nathan Callaway (28-4)

  • First Round-Callaway won over Patrick McGraw (John Carroll) 9-6
  • Quarterfinals-Callaway lost to Pete Kane (Williams) by Medical Forfeit

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