This marked the seventh-straight year that Springfield College sent multiple wrestlers to the NCAA Championships.
In the 157 pound weight class, Joseph entered the competition with a 27-2 record and was seeded fifth in the 18-man field. In his first-round bout, Joseph prevailed over Jimmy Davis from Loras by a 13-12 decision to advance to the national quarterfinals. Going up against Derek Arnold of Ursinus, Joseph dropped an 11-4 decision before falling to Wabash's Nick Bova, 15-11, in sudden victory to conclude his collegiate career.
At 197, Ayen wrestled on the national stage for the second time in his career and owned a 17-5 record heading into the day. Ayen fell to third-seeded AJ Kowal, 6-1, in his opening round bout but rebounded with an 11-4 triumph over Concordia's Mason Baumgartner. Ayen then delivered a gritty 6-4 sudden victory versus Matt Seabold's from Central before bowing out to Messiah's Kyle Koser by fall in 3:20.