Cody Quinn earns All-American honors, finishes third at championship
March 12, 2013 · 5:19 PM
Cody Quinn, who wrestles at 165 pounds, earned All-American honors and finished in third place at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship.
A sophomore at Minnesota State Quinn, who graduated from Kentwood High, opened day two with back-to-back first period pins over Justin Samora (Adams State) and Blake Ridenour (Newberry).
The falls came at 1:47 and 1:53, respectively. In the third-place match, Quinn continued his dominating ways, downing Chris Watson (Central Oklahoma) in an 11-2 major decision.
With his three pins in 5:21, Quinn earned the Gorriaran Award at the championship. The award, named after Manuel “Manny” Gorriaran, is awarded to the wrestler who records the most falls in the shortest cumulative time. Dexter Carter (Ouachita Baptist), Justin Samora (Adams State) and Blake Ridenour (Newberry) all fell to the two-time All-American. Quinn is the third Maverick to win the award.