At-large selections announced for NCAAs

Stanford's Real Woods received an at-large berth at 141 pounds (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA announced the 64 at-large selections for the 2021 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

The at-large selections, listed in alphabetical order by weight class, join the 266 student-athletes that qualified through their conference tournament finishes over the last two weekends. The at-large selections were made by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee using the following selection criteria: head-to-head competition, quality wins (defined as wins against wrestlers already in the field), coaches ranking, results against common opponents, conference tournament placement and winning percentage. The committee was also able to use subjective criteria such as, but not limited to, historical performance.

Seeding and brackets for this year's event will be revealed tomorrow, March 10, during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Selection Show on at 6 p.m. ET.

Eric Barnett Wisconsin 7-5 Big Ten
Liam Cronin Nebraska 9-3 Big Ten
Fabian Gutierrez Chattanooga 14-3 SoCon
Brandon Kaylor Oregon State 9-5 Pac 12
Micah Roes Binghamton 6-2 EIWA
Zurich Storm Campbell 8-5 SoCon
Kysen Terukina Iowa State 8-5 Big 12

Paul Bianchi Little Rock 10-4 Pac 12
Michael McGee Arizona State 8-1 Pac 12
Chance Rich CSU Bakersfield 5-2 Pac 12
Ty Smith Utah Valley 8-5 Big 12
Ryan Sullivan West Virginia 7-3 Big 12
Jared Van Vleet Air Force 5-5 Big 12

Brian Courtney Virginia 9-4 ACC
Dylan D'Emilio Ohio State 7-6 Big Ten
Marcos Polanco Minnesota 6-7 Big Ten
Cayden Rooks Indiana 5-9 Big Ten
Real Woods Stanford 4-1 Pac 12
Chase Zollmann Wyoming 12-6 Big 12

Andrew Alirez Northern Colorado 4-1 Big 12
Casey Cobb Navy 8-1 EIWA
Cory Crooks Arizona State 8-5 Pac 12
Max Murin Iowa 4-3 Big Ten
Peyton Omania Michigan State 4-6 Big Ten
Yahya Thomas Northwestern 8-5 Big Ten

Benjamin Barton Campbell 10-2 SoCon
Cade DeVos South Dakota State 13-9 Big 12
Markus Hartman Army West Point 5-2 EIWA
Justin Ruffin SIU Edwardsville 9-3 MAC
Requir van der Merwe Stanford 7-3 Pac 12
Jacob Wright Wyoming 16-4 Big 12

Dan Braunagel Illinois 7-2 Big Ten
Alex Cramer Central Michigan 7-4 MAC
William Formato Appalachian State 17-2 SoCon
Mekhi Lewis Virginia Tech 8-2 ACC
Kennedy Monday North Carolina 7-5 ACC
Rodrick Mosley Gardner-Webb 11-4 SoCon
Andrew Sparks Minnesota 9-4 Big Ten

Thomas Flitz Appalachian State 16-3 SoCon
Mason Kauffman Northern Illinois 13-4 MAC
Anthony Mantanona Oklahoma 8-7 Big 12
Victor Marcelli Virginia 8-5 ACC
Lance Runyon Northern Iowa 7-5 Big 12
Cody Surratt Air Force 6-5 Big 12
Jackson Turley Rutgers 6-3 Big Ten

Jhaquan Anderson Gardner-Webb 9-2 SoCon
Zach Braunagel Illinois 6-6 Big Ten
Samuel Colbray Iowa State 6-3 Big 12
Gregg Harvey Pittsburgh 6-6 ACC
Rocky Jordan Ohio State 5-8 Big Ten
Ryan Reyes Oregon State 6-4 Pac 12

Logan Andrew Chattanooga 10-6 SoCon
Billy Janzer Rutgers 3-5 Big Ten
Colin McCracken Kent State 8-5 MAC
Thomas Penola Purdue 10-4 Big Ten
Owen Pentz North Dakota State 7-4 Big 12
Nick Reenan NC State 7-3 ACC
Tanner Sloan South Dakota State 14-2 Big 12

Johnathan Birchmeier Navy 7-2 EIWA
Austin Harris Oklahoma State 9-6 Big 12
Carter Isley Northern Iowa 9-5 Big 12
Luke Luffman Illinois 8-5 Big Ten
Sam Schuyler Buffalo 8-2 MAC
Jon Spaulding Edinboro 11-4 MAC


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ban basketball (1) about a month ago
Those were especially generous this year, eh, folks?
ban basketball (1) about a month ago
What's the hold up with brackets this year? They're always available the week before the Big Dance.
winnieburns (1) about a month ago