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.