Simpson Wrestler Curtis Barber To Be Featured on CBS NCAA Winter Highlights Show
Simpson freshman wrestler Curtis Barber (Winterset, Iowa, Winterset H.S.) is scheduled to be featured on Saturday’s CBS Sports NCAA Winter Sports Highlights show. The show will air locally in Des Moines on KCCI-TV at 12 p.m. CDT. Barber will be featured in a story on his relationship with his father Kevin, who was deployed to Iraq, just prior to Barber’s appearance at the national tournament. In tribute to his father, Curtis has “DAD” written on the side of his wrestling head gear.
Barber was the only Simpson wrestler to qualify for the 2007 NCAA Division III Championships. Barber lost both of his matches at nationals. In the first round of the 149-pound championship bracket, he lost to the No. 6 seed, Don Ooten of Brockport State in the first round. He was eliminated from the tournament when he lost 16-5 to NYU’s Eugene Koblinsky in the first round of the consolation bracket. He ended the year with a 19-14 overall record and 2 pins.
The NCAA Winter Highlights Show typically features highlights and unique NCAA student-athlete stories from the Division II and III championships. Check your local listings for channel and air time information in your part of the country.