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) about 1 year 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) about 1 year 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) about 1 year 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) about 1 year ago
That stinks!
Cradle2thegrave (1) about 1 year ago
A bye or a forfeit? Both scored differently correct?
stbird (1) about 1 year ago
It's scored as a medical forfeit! Same points as a pin!
Cradle2thegrave (1) about 1 year ago
That's what I thought, just wanted to be clear, thanks!
studog (1) about 1 year ago
I hear brian murphy is out that true?
JOEPRO44 (1) about 1 year ago
Yes, that is true
jmantom (1) about 1 year 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) about 1 year ago
Thanks for the update, InterMat! You guys are the best
jmantom (1) about 1 year 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) about 1 year ago
Yes, 157 was reseeded/redrawn after Brian Murphy (Michigan) scratched.