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Jeff Kolpack, Published March 06 2010

NDSU's Salminen, Adams qualify for Division I wrestling nationals

BROOKINGS, S.D. - North Dakota State's Vince Salminen and teammate Ryan Adams each won West Regional wrestling titles Saturday.

Salminen was one of three No. 3 seeds to win on a day when the Bison had four finalists – their best showing as a Division I program.

“We’ve made leaps while other teams made steps,” Salminen said. “Look for us next year to be even better. We’re in a lot better mindset.”

Junior Andrey Patselov came up short at 141 pounds and sophomore Drew Ross did likewise at 197.

NDSU finished third in the Western Wrestling Conference meet behind champion Wyoming and Northern Iowa.

For more, see Sunday's Forum.