WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Two former Nevada High School standouts are scheduled to be in competition tomorrow as the University of Central Missouri hosts its annual Open tournament at the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose building.
Tanner Charles is a redshirt freshman at Missouri Valley College competing in his first tournament at the college level. In his high school career, Charles qualified for the state tournament all four years and finished third at 126 pounds last year after posting a 50-2 overall record. He finished his career with 143 wins, which is the most in Nevada Tigers wrestling program history.
University of Central Missouri junior Todd Brier was named to the 2012 Honorable Mention NCAA Division II All-Academic team. He recently moved up from 165 to 184 pounds and finished last season with the third-highest totals on the UCM squad in takedowns with 28 and near falls worth three points with eight.
Brier tied for the team lead with six wins by fall and had the second-highest number of reversals on the team with seven. His high school career featured three trips to the state tournament and one medal.
The UCM Open tournament is the Mules' season-opening event and will feature 14 schools. The tournament is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.