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Bedford-North Lawrence H.S. graduate Reese Hamblen one of four Marian University's Ancilla College wrestlers participating in NJCAA Nationals

Four students from Marian University’s Ancilla College advance to NJCAA National Wrestling Championships


Plymouth, IN – Four Marian University Ancilla College (MUAC) student-athletes have qualified to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association's (NJCAA) National Wrestling Championships, February 28 – March 3 in Council Bluffs, IA. 


Reese Hamblen, a second-year student from Bedford, IN.
Reese Hamblen, Bedford, IN.

The four MUAC wrestlers competing at the NJCAA Nationals are:

  • Christopher (Chris) Bullock, a second-year student from New Palestine, IN.

  • Bryan Chavero, a second-year student from Indianapolis, IN.

  • Reese Hamblen, a second-year student from Bedford, IN.

  • Dennis Weston, a first-year student from Merrillville, IN.

  • Both Hamblen and Weston were also named an Academic All-American as the district coaches voted Bullock MUAC's first District Outstanding Wrestler.


“Congratulations to our outstanding wrestlers! Your dedication, hard work, and perseverance have paid off as you've earned your spot in the NJCAA National Wrestling Championships,” said Mark Line, Marian University’s Ancilla College wrestling coach. “Your commitment to excellence is truly inspiring, and we couldn't be prouder to have you represent our Marian Chargers team on the national stage.”


In the last five years, Marian University’s Ancilla College has had:


Fourteen wrestlers qualify for NJCAA Nationals, with four being the top quality in a year.

Eighteen Academic All-American wrestlers.


Ancilla's team will be among 320 wrestlers competing in the national competition.




Marian University’s Ancilla College

Marian University’s Ancilla College was founded in 1937 as Ancilla Domini College. In 2020, Ancilla College signed an agreement with Marian University to continue bringing higher education to northern Indiana and, in July 2021, Marian University opened a new location on the former campus of Ancilla College in Plymouth, Ind. – Marian University’s Ancilla College, a Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University’s Ancilla College offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees in addition to associate degrees in agriculture, business, education, exercise science, arts, and veterinary nursing, and in 2022, the college opened a state-of-the-art nursing simulation and skills laboratory. Follow Marian University’s Ancilla College on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


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