NCAA Championships Running Notebook: Quarterfinals

Ohio State's Myles Martin will look to advance to tonight's NCAA semifinals (Photo/Mark Lundy,

PITTSBURGH -- Follow the quarterfinals of the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on InterMat's running notebook. The most recent updates appear at the top.

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3:17 p.m. Team scores after the Friday afternoon session.
1 - Penn State 80 (6 semis/1 con-12)
2 - Ohio State 66.5 (5/1)
3 - Oklahoma State 56 (4/2)
4 - Iowa 43.5 (2/6)
5 - Michigan 40 (2/3)
6 - Missouri 37 (2/3)
7 - Minnesota 32 (1/6)
8 - Rutgers 29.5 (2/0)
9 - NC State 29 (1/2)
10 - Cornell 26.5 (2/2)
(tie) Nebraska 26.5 (1/4)
(tie) Virginia Tech 26.5 (1/3)
Wrestling resumes at 8:00 p.m. Eastern with the championship semifinals and consolation round of 12 along with the consolation quarterfinals. Those matches on ESPN.

3:15 p.m. Session three concludes with a marathon match at 285 as Zach Elam (Missouri) wins 3-1 in tiebreaker set three. Elam was ridden out by Conan Jennings (Northwestern) in the first part of the third tiebreaker set, Jennings chose neutral hoping to win by the riding time advantage, but Elam wins with a takedown at about three seconds remaining.

2:55 p.m. Willie Miklus (Iowa State) perserving through family tragedy to advance to the con-12 tonight, and will face Nathan Traxler (Stanford) for an A-A spot at 197; while Fresno State two-sport athlete Josh Hokit advances to the con-12 to face Christian Brunner (Purdue) for an A-A spot.

2:50 p.m. Very significant moment for Oklahoma State as Dakota Geer scores the takedown inside of five seconds remaining via the neutral danger rule to knock off No. 2 seed Shakur Rasheed (Penn State) 4-2. The returning All-American is done at 184. Penn State has the six semifinalists and Bravo-Young remaining in the tournament, but they are still up 13-1/2 points on Ohio State, who is up 10-1/2 on Oklahoma State.

2:40 p.m. Oklahoma State with another elimination. Returning All-American Jacobe Smith loses 5-2 to No. 33 seed Devin Kane (North Carolina) at 174, about five minutes after two-time All-American Joseph Smith suffered a defeat at 165 to Demetrius Romero. The Cowboys sit in third but aren't necessarily helping themselves here in consolation.

2:35 p.m. Logan Massa (Michigan), the six seed, set up one of the evening's most anticipated consolation round of 12 bouts by earning an 11-3 major decision. He will face No. 1 seed Alex Marinelli (Iowa) in that match at 165. Marinelli was No. 3 overall c/o 2016, Massa No. 2 c/o 2015.

2:30 p.m. Penn State suffers its first elimination, as No. 20 Tommy Thorn (Minnesota) beat No. 12 Brady Berge 4-2 in overtime at 149. Berge had the only takedown in regulation but chose neutral in the third. Thorn vs. No. 10 Patricio Lugo (Iowa) to All-American tonight.

2:00 p.m. Reflecting on the semifinalists, 18 of the 40 were inside the top 10 of their graduating class in the InterMat recruiting rankings, while only three were not in the top 100 - Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) at 184, Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) at 197, and Anthony Cassar (Penn State) at 285.

1:55 p.m. The quarterfinal round is done. Penn State, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State were a combined 15-0! Semifinalists by school --
6- Penn State
5- Ohio State
4- Oklahoma State
2- Cornell, Iowa, Princeton, Missouri, Rutgers, Michigan, North Carolina, Arziona State
1- Northwestern, Virginia, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Lehigh

1:50 p.m. Penn State and Oklahoma State confirm sweeps of their quartefinal bouts. No. 1 seed Derek White (Oklahoma State) a 3-1 win over No. 9 Matt Stencel (Central Michigan), while No. 2 Anthony Cassar (Penn State) wins 4-0. No. 3 seed Gable Steveson (Minnesota) with the 11-1 major over fellow Junior World freestyle champion Ameer Dhesi (Oregon State). Rounding it out, No. 4 Jordan Wood (Lehigh) beat Sam Stoll (Iowa) 2-0 with a second period escape and third period rideout. Iowa went 2-5 in the quarters.

1:35 p.m. Two-time national champion Bo Nickal (Penn State), the top seed, wins by 14-4 major decision and moves into the 197 semis. Penn State five-for-five in quarters. He will face No. 4 Patrick Brucki (princeton) who won 4-3 despite Thomas Lane (Cal Poly) having 4:00 of advantage time. Also there, No. 2 seed Kollin Moore (Ohio State) made a dominant first period last in a 17-11 win over Thomas Sleigh (Virginia Tech).

1:25 p.m. No. 3 seed Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) with a modified cowcatcher to get the pin in 57 seconds against No. 11 Christian Brunner (Purdue) at 197.

1:18 p.m. For the second time this season, No. 6 Drew Foster (Northern Iowa) upends No. 3 Zack Zavatsky (Virginia Tech), this time 6-2 and advances to the semifinal round. No. 15 Chip Ness (North Carolina) comes out of the right side of a scramble to win 6-4 in overtime over No. 10 Samuel Colbray (Iowa State). That's your lower bracket semi matchup.

1:15 p.m. True senior Myles Martin now a four-time All-American for Ohio State. The top seed at 184 won by 11-2 major decision, and will face No. 5 seed Max Dean (Cornell) in the semifinal round tonight.

1:00 p.m. No. Myles Amine (Michigan) wins 3-1 in SV-2 over No. 5 Jordan kutler (Lehigh), a rematch of last year's quarterfinal. Amine vs. Hall, Lewis vs. Valencia, same exact semifinalists as last year just different bouts.

12:55 p.m. Top seed Mark Hall (Penn State) wins 5-3 over No. 8 Taylor Lujan (northern Iowa) in a rematch from last year at the same round of the tournament.

12:50 p.m. Defending national champion Zahid Valencia (Arizona State), the third seed, with a fall at 2:11 and is into the semifinals tonight. No. 2 seed Daniel Lewis (Missouri) is a four-time All-American with the pin in 4:28. Those two will meet tonight!

12:37 p.m. A Penn State fan's dream as two-time national champion Vincenzo Joseph wins 3-1 in overtime against No. 7 Isaiah White (Nebraska) 3-1 moments before No. 8 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech) got a takedown with under five seconds remaining in regulation to beat No. 1 seed Alex Marinelli (Iowa) 3-1. No. 3 Josh Shields (Arizona State) also a semifinalist at 165.

12:30 p.m. In a battle of returning All-Americans, No. 4 Evan Wick (Wisconsin) registered the pin in 1:25 via a cradle out of a neutral scramble against No. 5 Chance Marsteller (Lock Haven).

12:22 p.m. No. 6 Kaleb Young gets Iowa back on track with a 7-5 overtime victory over No. 3 Ryan Deak (NOrthwestern). No. 5 Hayden Hidlay (N.C. State) used a hands to the face call to force OT at 3-3, then got the takedown to beat No. 4 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) 5-3. Five seeds have advanced to the semis in all five weights.

12:20 p.m. No. 1 seed Jason Nolf (Penn State) wins by 22-6 technical fall at the 7:00 mark, which will push Penn State into a 1-1/2 point lead after the 157 quarters. No. 2 seed Tyler Berger (Nebraska) won 5-2 in his quarter.

12:05 p.m. Ohio State wins its third quarter, Iowa loses its third of four, as No. 2 Micah Jordan wins 10-3 over No. 10 Patricio Lugo. Jordan to face No. 6 Austin O'Connor (North Carolina), who beat No. 3 Mitch Finesilver (Duke) 3-1 in overtime. In the top bracket, No. 1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) is now a four-time All-American, and will face another multi-time All-American in No. 5 Matthew Kolodzik (Princeton).

11:52 a.m. No. 1 seed Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell), the defending champ, makes the semis with a 5-1 victory over No. 9 Dom Demas (Oklahoma), while No. 2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State) will face Nick Lee tonight after winning 11-1 in the quarters; Lee beat McKenna earlier this season in the dual meet.

11:50 a.m. No. 3 Nick Lee (Penn State) advances to the semifinal with a 4-1 win over Iowa's Max Murin via takedown in the third period. Iowa drops to 1-2 in the quarters. Jaydin Eierman (Missouri) - the five seed - into the semis with an 8-3 decision.

11:35 a.m. No. 5 seed Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) avenged an in-season loss to No. 4 Micky Phillippi (PIttsburgh) by 3-1 decision, takedown late in the first period the difference. Pletcher faces No. 1 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) tonight, who majored No. 8 John Erneste (Missouri) 11-3. No. 2 Stevan Micic (Michigan) with a second period takedown the difference in a 3-2 victory over No. 7 Austin DeSanto (Iowa), and he'll face Suriano tonight.

11:30 a.m. No. 3 seed Nick Suriano (Rutgers), last year's runner-up at 125, moves on to the semis with a pin in 4:24 over No. 6 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota) at 133 pounds.

11:20 a.m. Jack Mueller (Virginia) rounds out the semifinalists at 125, as the No. 5 seed beats No. 4 Ronnie Bresser (Oregon State) in a battle of past A-A, 4-1 2nd tiebreakers. Mueller vs. Rivera tonight.

11:13 a.m. Top seed Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern) used takedowns in the first and third period to beat Vitali Arujau (Cornell) 6-2, while defending national champion - and No. 3 seed Spencer Lee (Iowa) pinned No. 6 Sean Russell (Minnesota) in the third period. No. 2 seed Nick Piccininni (Oklahoma State) advances to face Lee tonight with a 9-5 win over No. 7 seed true freshman Patrick Glory (Princeton).

10:45 a.m. First whistles coming in about 15 minutes. Quarterfinals will be on the inside mats (3-6), consolation on the outside (1, 2, 7, 8) then on all mats. Television is on ESPNU this session. Quarterfinalists need one win (front or back) to All-American, consolation wrestlers need to win twice this session then once tonight to finish inside the top eight.


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