NCAA Championships Running Notebook: Round 2

Ohio State's Joey McKenna opened his tournament with a 20-5 technical fall at 141 pounds (Photo/Mark Lundy,

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10:40 p.m. Night one comes to a conclusion, and the team standings are as follows.
1 - Penn State 32.5 (6 QF/3 CON)
2 - Ohio State 25.5 (5/5)
3 - Iowa 24 (7/2)
4 - Minnesota 20 (4/4)
(tie) Oklahoma State (4/4)
6 - Missouri 18 (4/4)
7 - Michigan 17.5 (3/4)
8 - Nebraska 16 (3/4)
(tie) Virginia Tech 16 (3/5)
10 - Northern Iowa 15.5 (3/3)
Wrestling resumes tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. on ESPNU with the quarterfinals and two rounds of consolation.

9:55 p.m. Tonight's attendance number is 17,957 for a total of 35,906 on day one.

9:45 p.m. Among the notable two-and-out wrestlers are two-time All-American Zeke Moisey (Nebraska) at 125 and No. 7 seed Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State) at 149. Related to Gfeller, that is not good for Oklahoma State's trophy/placement quest.

9:35 p.m. As consolation continues, an interesting note is that 19 of the 80 quarterfinalists call Pennsylvania their home state, eight of those 19 reside right around Pittsburgh and attended WPIAL high schools. Nine quarterfinalists call New Jersey home, while it's six each from Ohio and Illinois. Four are from New York, Missouri, Minnesota, and Michigan; while three are from Oregon, Georgia, Indiana, and California.

9:10 p.m. The round of 16 has been over for five-plus minutes. Iowa has a tournament-high seven in the quarters. Penn State, which leads the tournament, has six. Ohio State has five. Four each for Missouri, Minnesota, and Oklahoma State. Eight teams have three, including Northern Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and Virginia Tech who round out the top ten at the moment.

8:55 p.m. Anthony Cassar - the No. 2 seed from Penn State - wins by 10-2 major decision on a last second takedown, and makes it six for the Nittany Lions into the quarters tomorrow morning. Penn State concludes day one with 18-1/2 bonus points.

8:50 p.m. A far from desired result from an Iowa perspective saw No. 5 seed Jacob Warner lose 4-2 in overtime to No. 22 seed Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) at 197. However, Sam Stoll countered with a 1-0 victory, which puts him into the quarters as a No. 28 seed - though his ability is much better than that.

8:45 p.m. No. 11 seed Christian Brunner (Purdue) beats two-time All-American Willie Miklus (Iowa State), the sixth-seed at 197 by a 6-2 score in the round of 16.

8:37 p.m. First loss of the tournament for Iowa. No. 5 Max Dean (Cornell) "houdini'd" out of an attack from No. 12 Cash Wilcke (Iowa). Dean scored a takedown of his own from it to win 6-4 in overtime at 184.

8:35 p.m. Returning All-American David McFadden (Virginia Tech), up a weight from last year but the No. 6 seed anyway, gets upset. He loses 5-3 in overtime to No. 22 seed Ben Harvey (Army West Point) at 174.

8:30 p.m. No. 2 seed Shakur Rasheed (Penn State) loses 8-6 to No. 15 Chip Ness (North Carolina) in a battle of returning All-Americans. Rasheed led 5-2 late in the bout before Ness got a six-point move out of a scramble.

8:25 p.m. Pair of national champions, neither a top seed, won matches recently. No. 2 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) 8-4 over Connor Flynn (Missouri) at 165, No. 3 Zahid Valencia (Arizona State) by 16-5 major decision over Kimball Bastian (Utah Valley) at 174. It'll be Joseph vs. Isaiah White (Nebraska) in the quarters again this year, they met in an OT quarterfinal last year.

8:20 p.m. Northern Iowa with a pair of nice wins in tossup type of bouts. At 165, it was No. 11 Logan Steiert beating former A-A No. 6 Logan Massa (Michigan) 2-1; at 174, it was No. 8 Taylor Lujan pinning No. 9 Devin Skatzka (Minnesota).

8:15 p.m. Former Minnesota Golden Gopher Larry Early - now at Old Dominion - beat Steven Bleise (Minnesota) 3-2. That was 7 over 10 at 157. Bleise was at Northern Illinois before transferring to Minnesota. Early vs. No. 2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska) tomorrow morning.

8:10 p.m. No. 1 seeds are now 16-0 as Jason Nolf (Penn State) won by technical fall at 157 and Alex Marinelli (Iowa) won by major decision at 165. Penn State three quarterfinalists so far with many more to come, Iowa on six and 15-0 for the tournament.

8:07 p.m. Micah Jordan wins by major 17-4 over Max Thomsen (Northern Iowa) in battle of returning/previous A-A. That was at 149. Joey McKenna won by major over Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State) at 141. Both those are two seeds from Ohio State. Three Buckeyes into tomorrow morning's quarterfinal round so far.
Attendance figure for session 1 was released as 17,949.

8:05 p.m. Iowa goes to 13-0 with Kaleb Young earning a 14-2 major decision over Ke-Shawn Hayes (Ohio State). Make that 14-0 with No. 10 seed Pat Lugo winning 4-2 in SV-2 at 149 over No. 26 Ryan Blees (Virginia Tech). Five Hawkeyes' already in the quarters.

7:55 p.m. Both New Jersey schools' wrestlers move to the quarters at 149, No. 1 seed Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) wins 7-1 while No. 5 Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton) hung on for the 8-5 victory over Brady Berge (Penn State). Though Penn State lost two matches this round, team bonus point is pick up more of those in other matches to be sure.

7:50 p.m. Iowa pushes to 12-0 on the tournament as No. 22 seed Max Murin beats No. 6 seed Mike Carr (Illinois) in a battle of Southwestern PA alumni from Class 2A schools. They still trail Penn State by a good number, but are in second place.

7:45 p.m. Iowa remains undefeated for the tournament with a 7-2 win from Austin DeSanto at 133, the seven seed. He beat No. 10 Roman Bravo-Young, which put the Penn State fans into an irate state. It was the first Nittany Lions' loss of the tournament.

7:40 p.m. No. 13 seed Kyle Shoop (Lock Haven) wins 19-10 over No. 4 seed Josh Alber (Northern Iowa) at 141. Also winning was No. 3 Nick Lee (Penn State), his second pin in two bouts.

7:35 p.m. It'll be friendly foes in the 133 pound quarterfinals with No. 4 Micky Phillippi (Pitt) vs. No. 5 Luke Pletcher (Ohio State), that's Derry Area vs. Greater Latrobe as high school alma maters, both are WPIAL schools. Also winning in that weight were the No. 1 seed Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) and No. 3 Nick Suriano (Rutgers)

7:25 p.m. The top seed Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) wins 4-0 over Drew Mattin (Michigan) and is a quarterfinalist, so is No. 3 Spencer Lee (Iowa), the defending national champion won 10-1 over Sean Fausz (N.C. State)

7:20 p.m. Our first quarterfinalist from this evening will be No. 8 seed Vito Arujau (Cornell), who beats No. 9 seed Rayvon Foley (Michigan State) by 12-2 major decision at 125.

7:10 p.m. The first elimination of the tournament has taken place, Tanner Smith (Chattanooga) rallied from a 6-2 end of first period deficit to beat Parker Kropman (Drexel) 12-7 at 149 pounds in a consi prelim. He wrestles later tonight.

6:50 p.m. Ten minutes out from whistles for the Thursday evening session. We'll have ten matches that reflect the consolation preliminaries, then round of 16 matches on all eight mats followed by the first full consolation round.


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Leon (1) about 5 months ago
Moisey should've stayed at WVU.