Badger wrestlers to have four All-Americans from NCAA meetWisconsin Sports
- For the first time since 1984 the University of Wisconsin wrestling team will have four All-Americans from the NCAA meet, including finalists and unbeaten Andrew Howe at 165 pounds
With a day of wrestling left, Iowa has clinched its third straight NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship in Omaha. The Hawkeye lead is too big to overcome with 120.5 points. Second-place Cornell has 75. Wisconsin is in fourth place with 62.
Badger wrestler Andrew Howe is still in the hunt for an NCAA title after three sessions in Omaha. He improved his record to 35-0 and took a spot in today's semifinals by winning a 7-2 decision over Andrew Rendos of Bucknell in the 165 pound quarterfinals. Kyle Ruschell at 149 pounds, River Falls' Trevor Brandvold at 197 and Tyler Graff at 133 are all still active and will place somewhere in the top eight.
Over at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Meet in West Lafayette, Ind. - Wisconsin is in 14th place after two days of competition. UW received All-American performances from Marget Meyer in the 100-meter backstroke and UW's 200-yard medley relay placed fifth. Sophomore Beckie Thompson did most of the heavy lifting for the Badgers Thursday as she produced three honorable mention All-America performances in the 50-yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay. Stanford leads the event.