NCAAs Running Notebook: Session I

Wrestlers warm up at the Scottrade Center on Wednesday, the day before competition (Photo/Mark Lundy,

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2:25 p.m. That concludes Session I. Attendance for the first session was 18,157. We will be back with a running a notebook for Session II tonight, which begins at 6 p.m. CT.

2:25 p.m. In the final match of Session I, No. 10 Nathan Butler (Stanford) edged Joey Goodhart (Drexel) 3-3 victory in the second tiebreaker. The difference was 4 seconds of riding time.

2:23 p.m. No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) moved on to the round of 16 with a convincing 14-1 major decision victory over Ray O'Donnell (Princeton).

2:18 p.m. Conan Jennings (Northwestern) scored a mild upset, 4-0, over No. 11 Jared Johnson (Chattanooga).

2:16 p.m. No. 7 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) was pushed in his first match, but came out on top 4-2 against Dustin Dennison (Utah Valley) at heavyweight.

2:13 p.m. No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech) put together a strong opening match, winning 11-4 over Benjamin Tynan (North Dakota State) at 285 pounds.

2:07 p.m. Michael Kroells (Minnesota) blanked Austin Myers (Missouri) 6-0 at 285 pounds. The Gopher All-American heavyweight led 2-0 before picking up nearfall points in the third period to break open the match.

2:01 p.m. Nick Nevills (Penn State), seeded No. 5, won a hard-fought victory, 4-2, over Doug Vollaro (Lehigh) at 285 pounds.

1:58 p.m. Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) was dominant in a 25-10 technical fall victory over Jake Gunning (Buffalo) at 285 pounds.

1:57 p.m. Cash Wilcke (Iowa) upset No. 13 Tom Sleigh (Bucknell) 4-2 in sudden victory at 197 pounds to advance to the second round.

1:50 p.m. Daniel Chaid (North Carolina) pulled an upset as he knocked off No. 9 Nate Rotert (South Dakota State) 10-5 at 197 pounds.

1:47 p.m. Matt McCutcheon gave Penn State a bonus point victory as he pinned Christian Brunner (Purdue) at 197 pounds.

1:43 p.m. NCAA runner-up T.J. Dudley (Nebraska) rolled to a technical fall over victory over Michale Fagg-Daves (Rider) in his first match at 184 pounds.

1:40 p.m. Olympic bronze medalist J'den Cox (Missouri) advanced to the second round after pinning Jeric Kasunic (American) in his first match at 197 pounds.

1:38 p.m. No. 2 Bo Nickal (Penn State), a returning NCAA runner-up, was unchallenged in his opening bout as he claimed a 15-0 technical fall over Mitch Sliga (Northwestern) at 184 pounds.

1:36 p.m. Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) blanked Bobby Steveson (Minnesota) 8-0 at 184 pounds.

1:32 p.m. In a Big Ten battle, Sammy Brooks (Iowa) topped Nick Gravina (Rutgers) 7-3 at 184 pounds.

1:25 p.m. Oklahoma State took a hit as All-American Kyle Crutchmer, seeded No. 7, was upset by Jake Residori 6-5 (SIU Edwardsville) at 174 pounds.

1:22 p.m. Cornell picked up a couple bonus point victories as No. 2 Brian Realbuto (174) earned a technical fall, while No. 1 Gabe Dean (184) picked up a major decision.

1:17 p.m. No. 5 Mark Hall (Penn State), the nation's No. 1 recruit in 2016, opened his NCAA tournament with an 8-2 win over David Kocer (South Dakota State) at 174 pounds. He will now face Bernstein.

1:15 p.m. Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) knocked off No. 12 Casey Kent (Penn) at 174 pounds.

1:12 p.m. Freshman Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), seeded No. 1, rolled to a 19-5 major decision victory over Chris Pfarr (Minnesota) at 174 pounds.

1:04 p.m. No. 3 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) controlled Keaton Subjeck (Stanford) in a 5-1 victory at 165 pounds. Subjeck defeated Joseph earlier in the season.

1:03 p.m. No. 13 Brandon Womack (Cornell) hammered Joey Gunther (Iowa) 12-3 at 165 pounds.

1:01 p.m. NCAA runner-up Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) advanced to the second round by beating Lorenzo De La Riva (CSU Bakersfield) by major decision at 165 pounds.

12:52 p.m. Two-time NCAA champion Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) opened with a 14-4 major decision victory over Shaun'Qa McMurtry (Northern Illinois) at 165 pounds.

12:50 p.m. 10) No. 10 Colin Heffernan (Central Michigan) scored a takedown in sudden victory to edge Andrew Atkinson (Virginia) 6-4 at 157 pounds.

12:49 p.m. No. 16 Nick Wanzek (Minnesota) used a third-period reversal to earn a 3-0 victory over Quentin Perez (Campbell) at 165 pounds.

12:43 p.m. Paul Fox (Stanford) knocked off No. 6 Clayton Ream (North Dakota State) 8-4 at 157 pounds. Ream becomes the highest seed (not counting defaults) to fall in the first round.

12:40 p.m. No. 7 Dylan Palacio (Cornell) moves on to the second round with a 9-1 major decision victory over ACC champion Taleb Rahmani (Pitt) at 157 pounds.

12:31 p.m. No. 1 Jason Nolf (Penn State) rolled to a 22-7 technical fall over Thomas Bullard (NC State) at 157 pounds.

12: 28 p.m. Unseeded B.J. Clagon (Rider), an All-American, used a late takedown to edge No. 8 Jake Short (Minnesota) 4-2 at 157 pounds.

12:17 p.m. Andrew Crone (Wisconsin) pulls a mild upset, beating No. 12 Sam Speno (NC State) 8-5 at 149 pounds.

12:12 p.m. Iowa gets bonus points with No. 5 Brandon Sorensen pinning Matthew Zovistoski (Appalachian State) at 149 pounds.

12:10 p.m. No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) wins in a dominant fashion, 19-2, in his first match against Josh Maruca (Arizona State) at 149 pounds.

12:07 p.m. No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia Tech) earns a 17-2 technical fall over pigtail winner Gabe Townsell (Stanford) at 125 pounds.

12:03 p.m. Jack Hathaway (Oregon State) picked up the biggest upset so far with a second-period pin over No. 7 Joey Ward (North Carolina) at 141 pounds.

11:55 a.m. Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State) was impressive in his first-round match as he earned a technical fall, 18-3, over Big Ten finalist Javier Gasca (Michigan State) at 141 pounds.

11:53 a.m. Returning NCAA champion Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) survives a tough first-round matchup, winning 6-5 over Brock Zacherl (Clarion) at 141 pounds.

11:51 a.m. At 133 pounds, No. 4 Cory Clark (Iowa) blanked Connor Schram (Stanford) 4-0 in a battle of returning All-Americans. No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State) was pushed early, but opened up the scoring and picked up a 12-4 major decision over Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers).

11:44 a.m. Top-seeded Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) gets a 13-4 major decision over Korbin Myers (Edinboro) at 133 pounds.

11:41 a.m. Freshman Mitch McKee (Minnesota), seeded No. 14, opened his tournament by pinning Rico Montoya (Northern Colorado) at 133 pounds.

11:38 a.m. No. 9 Scotty Parker (Lehigh) had no trouble in picking up an 11-3 victory over Appalachian State's Colby Smith (Appalachian State) at 133 pounds.

11:35 a.m. No. 12 Josh Alber (Northern) moves on to the second round with a pin over Austin Eicher (Michigan State) at 133 pounds.

11:32 a.m. No. 14 Freddie Rodriguez (SIU Edwardsville) was dominant in his opening match, earning a technical fall over Vito Pasone (Appalachian State) at 125 pounds.

11:27 a.m. No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) held on for a 10-8 victory over Christian Moody (Oklahoma) at 125 pounds. Lizak led 7-0, but Moody battled back and nearly pulled it out.

11:25 a.m. No. 4 Darian Cruz (Lehigh) gets a quick fall -- in 52 seconds -- over Dylan Peters (Northern Iowa) in a battle of past All-Americans at 125 pounds.

11:22 a.m. No. 1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) scores early and often and cruises to a 19-6 major decision over Brent Fleetwood (Central Michigan) at 125 pounds.

11:17 a.m. No. 8 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) gets a fall against Elijah Oliver (Indiana) at 125 pounds. Sean Fausz (NC State) also gets a pin.

11:14 a.m. Gabe Townsell (Stanford) advances with a win in sudden victory over Barlow McGhee (Missouri) at 125 pounds. Grey gets a major decision at 133 pounds.

11:12 a.m. Steveson wins 13-3. B.J Clagon (Rider) also picks up a victory at 157 pounds.

11:09 a.m. Bobby Steveson (Minnesota) leads Nick Corba (Cleveland State) 9-3 at 184 pounds.

11:06 a.m. Cornell's Mark Grey (133) rolling early against Kent State's Anthony Tutolo. Leads 6-1 in the first period.

11:03 a.m. Action is underway at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with wrestle-in matches.

10:06 a.m. In addition to Nick Suriano of Penn State (125) scratching, Michigan's Zac Hall (149) is also a scratch, which means No. 10 Laike Gardner of Lehigh has a first-round bye. He will face the winner of Max Thomsen of UNI vs. Matthew Cimato of Drexel.


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clyde2675 (1) a week and a half ago
Will the 125 bracket be re-seeded now that Suriano is out? I ask as a Lehigh fan and want to see Cruz get that #3 seed and have a better chance of making the final. Anybody know the word?
clyde2675 (1) a week and a half ago
Will the 125 bracket be re-seeded now that Suriano is out? I ask as a Lehigh fan and want to see Cruz get that #3 seed and have a better chance of making the final. Anybody know the word?
bradhpa01 (1) a week and a half ago
No, it will not. The deadline for redraws was Sunday. It's utterly ridiculous but then again we're talking about the NCAA here. Congrats to Buffalo kid.
clyde2675 (1) a week and a half ago
That stinks!
Cradle2thegrave (1) a week and a half ago
A bye or a forfeit? Both scored differently correct?
stbird (1) a week and a half ago
It's scored as a medical forfeit! Same points as a pin!
Cradle2thegrave (1) a week and a half ago
That's what I thought, just wanted to be clear, thanks!
studog (1) a week and a half ago
I hear brian murphy is out that true?
JOEPRO44 (1) a week and a half ago
Yes, that is true
jmantom (1) a week and a half ago
Whatever happened to those live blogs that took place at every major tournament a few years ago. I haven't seen them in a while. Is there one of those going on for this or are those a thing of the past?
Gweebs (1) a week and a half ago
Thanks for the update, InterMat! You guys are the best
jmantom (1) a week ago
Was 157 reseeded or something? Seed 10 - 16 are different from the brackets released last week and pretty much none of the first round match-ups are the same.
Andrew (1) a week ago
Yes, 157 was reseeded/redrawn after Brian Murphy (Michigan) scratched.