March 11, 2024 – Tyler Lillard, current Indiana University wrestler and a former Mill Springs Academy and 2018 GISA Wrestling State Champion, qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships this past Sunday, March 10. Lillard faced off against No. 8 Bryce Hepner (Ohio State) in a rematch from yesterday in the 11th place bracket to determine NCAA qualification. While up 7-6 in the third period, but truly being a 7-7 score due to Hepner securing riding time, Lillard reversed Hepner to earn a 9-7 decision win and get his first career NCAA bid.

After making it through the tough Big Ten Championships, Lillard will compete on March 21-23 in Kansas City. Mats will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN+. Tune in and support our 2018 Wrestling State Champion!

Photo Credit: Indiana University Athletics