03/04/12 - 6:33pm
Austin Vanderford, a 2008 graduate of Ninilchik school, won the wrestling championship at 184 pounds at the NAIA National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.
Vanderford, a senior at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., notched an 8-0 major decision over Campbellsville’s Allen Scruggs to earn the title.
Vanderford, who won two individual titles at Ninilchik, came into the championships ranked fourth. Scruggs was fifth.