Never giving up helped Mesa’s Nelson qualify for wrestling nationals

Mesa State’s Tyler Nelson, right, tries to turn Western State’s Jesse Cruz onto his back during a recent 133-pound match. Nelson is one of three Mavs to qualify for the national tournament, which begins Friday in Kearney, Neb. Nelson’s determination is a big reason for his success.



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Mesa State’s Tyler Nelson, right, tries to turn Western State’s Jesse Cruz onto his back during a recent 133-pound match. Nelson is one of three Mavs to qualify for the national tournament, which begins Friday in Kearney, Neb. Nelson’s determination is a big reason for his success.

Mesa State College wrestler Tyler Nelson didn’t upset anyone nationally ranked or win a tournament title this season. However, Nelson showed up every match and made his opponent earn a…




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