NCAAs Running Notebook: Session II

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InterMat is providing a running notebook throughout the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The latest updates will appear at the top.

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8:02 p.m. The concludes the round of 16 matches. Follow InterMat's running notebook during Friday's quarterfinal matches, which are set for 10 a.m. CT. InterMat will be proving a recap of Thurday's action.

7:59 p.m. Minnesota All-American heavyweight Michael Kroells used a takedown in the second tiebreaker to edge No. 9 Denzel Dejournette, (Appalachian State) 7-5 at 285 pounds.

7:58 p.m. No. 2 Connor Medbery (Wisconsin) shut out Ryan Solomon (Pitt) 5-3 at 285 pounds.

7:56 p.m. No. 7 Tanner Hall (Arizona State) pinned No. 10 Nathan Butler (Stanford) in sudden victory to advance to the quarterfinals at 285 pounds.

7:52 p.m. No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech) topped Thomas Haines (Lock Haven) 9-5 in the round of 16 at 285 pounds.

7:47 p.m. Olympic champion Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) rolled to a 22-7 technical fall over Garrett Ryan (Columbia) at 285 pounds.

7:43 p.m. No. 4 Nolan Boyd (Oklahoma State) edged Bryce Carr (Chattanooga) 3-2 in tiebreaker at 184 pounds.

7:32 p.m. Jack Dechow (Old Dominion) edged Nate Jackson (Indiana) in sudden victory at 184 pounds. He will face two-time NCAA champion Gabe Dean (Cornell) in the quarterfinals tomorrow morning. Dean won by major decision over Jordan Ellingwood (Central Michigan) in the round of 16.

7:30 p.m. Returning All-American Alex Meyer (Iowa) claimed a 7-5 win in sudden victory over No. 6 Ryan Preish (Lehigh) at 174 pounds. Meyer's teammate Sammy Brooks earned a pin shortly after at 184 pounds.

7:28 p.m. Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) earned an upset victory over Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech) at 184 pounds.

7:26 p.m. Top-seeded Zahid Valencia moved on to the quarterfinals with a convincing 12-3 victory over C.J. Brucki (Central Michigan) at 174 pounds.

7:24 p.m. NCAA champion Myles Martin (Ohio State) took his first loss ever in the NCAA tournament. The No. 6 seed was upset 14-9 by Emery Parker (Illinois) in the round of 16 at 184 pounds.

7:22 p.m. No. 2 Logan Massa (Michigan), a freshman, dominated in picking up a 25-10 technical fall over Drew Hughes (Michigan State) at 165 pounds.

7:15 p.m. No. 5 Mark Hall (Penn State) followed up his teammate Joseph's bonus point victory with a bonus point victory of his own. He won by technical fall, 16-0, over Jadaen Bernstein (Navy) at 174 pounds.

7:14 p.m. No. 3 Vincenzo Joseph gave Penn State a bonus point victory with a 12-4 major decision victory over Brandon Ashworth (Wyoming) at 165 pounds.

7:11 p.m. No. 9 Chandler Rogers (Oklahoma State) pinned No. 8 Dylan Cottrell (West Virginia) to advance to the quarterfinals at 165 pounds.

7:10 p.m. No. 3 Joey Lalleee brought the Missouri fans to their feet with a pin in sudden victory over Sal Mastriani (Virginia Tech) in sudden victory.

7:07 p.m. No. 2 Michael Kemerer (Iowa) dominated in his round of 16 match, winning 22-6 over Chase Delande (Edinboro) to advance to the quarterfinals at 157 pounds.

7:03 p.m. No. 2 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) becomes the highest-seeded wrestler to lose. The Oklahoma State Cowboy fell 10-3 to Ken Theobold (Rutgers) 10-3 in sudden victory at 149 pounds. Theobold scored the winning takedown and then picked up four nearfall points.

6:54 p.m. Zain Retherford gave Penn State another bonus point victory with a 16-0 technical fall over Jordan Laster (Princeton) at 149 pounds.

6:52 p.m. In the biggest upset of the tournament thus far, Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) pinned No. 3 Joey McKenna (Stanford) in sudden victory at 141 pounds. Thorn secured the winning takedown and then immediately put McKenna on his back for the pin.

6:50 p.m. No. 5 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) held on for a one-point victory, 8-7, over true freshman Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) at 141 pounds.

6:44 p.m. No. 4 Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton) topped Jimmy Gulibon (Penn State) to advance to the quarterfinals at 141 pounds.

6:42 p.m. No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) was pushed by Jared Prince (Navy), but held on for a 9-5 victory at 141 pounds. The match was tied 4-4 before Heil turned it up late.

6:37 p.m. No. 8 Zain Richards (Illinois) edged No. 9 Scotty Parker (Lehigh) 7-6 in the round of 16 at 133 pounds. Richards scored the winning point off a stall call.

6:35 p.m. No. 2 Joey Dance (Virginia) gets a major decision to advance to the quarterfinals at 125 pounds.

6:32 p.m. No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State) edged longtime rival Mitch McKee (Minnesota) 3-1 to advance to the quarterfinals at 133 pounds.

6:31 p.m. Buffalo has a quarterfinalist as No. 11 Bryan Lantry upset No. 6 Dom Forys (Pitt) 5-3 at 133 pounds.

6:29 p.m. Top-seeded Thomas Gilman (Iowa) rolled to a 22-8 major decision victory over No. 16 Nathan Kraisser (Campbell) at 125 pounds.

6:26 p.m. No. 12 Sean Fausz (NC State) notched a 3-1 victory over No. 5 Tim Lambert (Nebraska) to move on to the quarterfinals at 125 pounds.

6:24 p.m. No. 8 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) closes out a 5-2 victory over No. 9 Joshua Rodriguez (North Dakota State) in a Big 12 finals rematch.

6:22 p.m. No. 14 Freddie Rodriguez (SIU Edwardsville) moves on with a victory over Kyle Akins (Buffalo) at 125 pounds.

6:20 p.m. No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) found himself in danger at one point, but finished strong in earning a 15-6 major decision over Josh Terao (American) at 125 pounds.

6:16 p.m. No. 8 Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) scores a takedown late in the first period to take a 2-0 lead over No. 9 Joshua Rodriguez (North Dakota State) at 125 pounds.

6:02 p.m. Session II is underway at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis. We will be posting updates from the round of 16 matches.


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sandiclevest (1) about 1 year ago
Great recap of the event. Wish I could be there.