Joe Brandt ended his Ashland University wrestling career in fine style.
The Eagles' senior 197-pounder took third place on Saturday (March 12) at the 2016 NCAA Division II Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D., with a pin in 2:36 of Ryan Beltz of Maryville.
Brandt ends his senior season with a 29-3 record, and a career mark of 115-25.
To get to the third-place match on Saturday, Brandt topped Upper Iowa's Ryan Parmely by pin, then Notre Dame's Garrett Lineberger by a 2-1 decision.
On Friday, Brandt lost his nationals opener to Kutztown's Brandon Clark (3-2 loss on first tiebreaker) before winning the first two consolations rounds against Dillon Archer of Lindenwood (9-0 major decision) and Shippensburg's Evan Ramos (pin).
This is Brandt's fourth All-American honor. He finished seventh at nationals as a freshman and a sophomore, and fifth as a junior.
As a team, the Eagles finished 14th in the country.