York Suburban High School graduate Ricardo Plummer finished in fifth place in the 174-pound bracket at the NCAA Division III wrestling championships this weekend.
In his senior year at Messiah College, Plummer had reached the semifinals by winning his first two bouts Friday.
The No. 5 seed in the 174-pound bracket, Plummer squared off against top seed Landon Williams of Wartburg in Saturday morning's semifinals. Williams came out on top, 6-3.
Plummer then bumped down to the fifth round of consolations, where he lost again, 10-3, to Coe's Ethan Ball.
In the fifth-place match against Zach Zotollo of The College of New Jersey, Plummer won in sudden victory, 7-5.
In addition to his fifth-place finish at the national tournament, Plummer also achieved All-America status (the top-eight grapplers in each weight class earn All-America honors).
It marks his best finish of his collegiate career in his second time ever competing at nationals.
Plummer ends the year with a 38-6 individual record this season and finishes his collegiate career with a 117-40 record.
Plummer is a 2010 York Suburban grad, having finished in fifth place of the 171-pound bracket that year at the PIAA Class AA state tournament.
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