Smith posted three straight wins in the heavyweight class, starting with a 14-5 Major Decision against Texas State’s Adam Traxler, then pinning Wentworth Military’s Jamarcus Maccardell at 1:25 and winning a 5-3 Decision versus Baker’s Austin Hamm. In the semifinals he lost at Fall at 1:05 against Oklahoma’s Ross Larson. In the wrestleback Smith defeated Baker’s Beau Bennett with a 3-1 Decision before dropping an 8-3 Decision to Hamm in the third-place match.
Gonzalez won all four of his matches at 157, starting with a 4-2 Decision. In the semifinals he defeated Bacone’s 16th-ranked Arnol Arroliga with a 10-6 Decision, Gonzalez’s second victory over Arroliga in three weeks, and won by Fall at 4:06 in the finals against Missouri Valley College’s Nico Martinez.
Shirley posted three victories en route to a title at 165, beginning with an 11-6 Decision against Oklahoma’s Garrison McCauley. He won a 12-4 Major Decision over Central Baptist College’s Joseph Goolsby in the semifinals before registering a 4-2 Decision versus Baker University’s Brandon Scott in the finals.