NCAA Division I wrestling championships wrap-upUniversity of Wisconsin and Minnesota wrestlers competed for their final places in the 2011 NCAA Division 1 National Wrestling Tournament Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA - University of Wisconsin and Minnesota wrestlers competed for their final places in the 2011 NCAA Division 1 National Wrestling Tournament Saturday.
The Badgers had four All-Americans led by a third place finish for Andrew Howe at 165 pounds, a fourth for River Falls' Trevor Brandvold at 197, a fifth for Tyler Graff at 133 and a seventh for Travis Rutt at 184 as he beat Minnesota's Kevin Steinhaus 4-2.
The Gophers had five All-Americans led by Mike Thorn's third place finish at 141 pounds; Zach Sanders fifth place at 125; Kevin Steinhaus' eighth place at 184; Sonny Yohn's seventh at 197 and Tony Nelson's seventh at heavyweight
The U finished seventh in the team standings and UW was 10th. Penn State coached by four-time collegiate champion Cael Sanderson, won its first national title in 58 years with 107.5 points followed by Cornell with 93.5 ponts, Iowa 86.5 and Oklahoma State 70.5 points.
The championship matches went as follows:
125 - Anthony Robles (Arizona State) dec. Matt McDonough (Iowa) 7-1
133 - Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) dec. Andrew Hochstasser (Boise State) 8-4
141 - Kellen Russell (Michigan) dec. Boris Novachkov (Cal Poly) 3-2
149 - Kyle Dake (Cornell) dec. Frank Molinaro (Penn State) 8-1
157 - Bubba Jenkins (Arizona State) pinned David Taylor (Penn State) in 4:14
165 - Jordan Burroughs (Nebraska) major decisioned Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma) 11-3
174 - Jonathan Reader (Iowa State) dec. Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) 10-3
184 - Quentin Wright (Penn State) decisioned Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) 5-2
197 - Dustin Kilgore (Kent State) pinned Clayton Foster (Oklahoma State) in 4:56
285 - Zach Rey (Lehigh) decisioned Ryan Flores (American U) 2-1