Iowa State is not in last place. Let’s leave it at that.
Session III (Quarterfinals): Begins Friday, March 17th, at 10 a.m. on ESPNU & WatchESPN
Session IV (Semifinals): Begins Friday, March 17th, at 7 p.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN
Session V (Medal Rounds): Begins Saturday, March 18th, at 10 a.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN
Session VI (Finals): Begins Saturday, March 18th, at 7 p.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN
Live brackets and mat assignments will be on Trackwrestling
Day 1 Results
Hall pulled a Hall and dropped his first match to unranked Pat D’Arcy of Princeton 1-8. That dropped him to a consolation match against unseeded, but ranked #20, Connor Schram of Stanford. Schram was also a returning All American and ended up coming out on top 6-5 to send Hall home with an 0-2 record in his last NCAA outing. Hall ends his career with 2 AA honors and an R12 appearance.
Weatherspoon used a last second takedown to achieve a 3-1 victory over #22 ranked Jon Schliefer of Princeton in his opening match. However, in next round he wasn’t able to recreate his magic from last season and dropped a 10-4 decision to #3 seeded Bo Jordan of Ohio State.
Harrington opened up with a 0-7 loss to #6 seeded Preston Weigel of Oklahoma State. That sent him to a more evenly matched consolation matchup with #24 ranked Ben Honis of Cornell. As per his normal protocol Harrington started things off with a quick TD and then did absolutely nothing the rest of the match. He ended up losing 2-11. Hopefully next season the staff can convince him to continue wrestling past the 30 second mark. If they can do that Harrington could end up being pretty good.
Day 2 Preview
Weatherspoon will start his morning against #28 ranked Ryan Christensen of Wisconsin. That’s a very winnable match. As long as he doesn’t pull a Hall he should be able to advance in to the next round. However, what had looked like a straightforward path to the R12 got a lot tougher due to #6 ranked Ryan Preisch of Lehigh getting upset last night and dropping in to Lelund’s part of the bracket. Preisch will be a tough out in the third round of consolations if Lelund gets that early win over Christensen.
Assuming Lelund is able to stay alive with a win over Preisch he’ll have an R12 matchup tonight against #9 ranked Miles Amine of Michigan for a shot at his second AA honors.
An Iowa Interloper leads with 43.5 points.
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|15||Fightin' Cattle Feeders||31|
|21||Fightin' Team 23s||28|
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Win or lose, we’ll have a recap and updated fantasy standings up either late tonight or tomorrow morning.