Darian Cruz wins national title as Lehigh claims 12th place at NCAAs
March 19, 2017


ST. LOUIS – The battle of Lehigh Valley wrestlers in the NCAA finals went to the wrestler who stayed close to home to continue his education.

Lehigh junior Darian Cruz broke a 2-2 tie with two takedowns in the final 25 seconds of regulation to defeat Minnesota's Ethan Lizak 6-3 Saturday night at Scottrade Center. Cruz controlled the match from neutral with three takedowns and managed to avoid going underneath Lizak, whose strength is in the top position.