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NCAA WRESTLING TOURNAMENT SESSION II OPEN THREAD

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Session II ahoy...

Alright, time to get back at it.

Don't forget to check THE RESULTS FROM SESSION I.

TIME: 6;30pm CT
TV: ESPN3
RADIO: AM 800 KXIC, Hawkeye All-Access
BRACKET: Available here
UP-TO-DATE SCORING: Available courtesy of the Penn State Wrestling Club.

If links to free radio turn up, I'll try to add them here.

SESSION II MATCHES

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET MATCHES

125: #3 Matt McDonough vs. Steve Mitcheff (Kent State)
133: #2 Tony Ramos vs. Joseph Ward (North Carolina)
141: #7 Mark Ballweg vs. #10 Charles Cobb (Penn)
157: #2 Derek St. John vs. Josh Kreimier (Air Force)
174: #3 Mike Evans vs. Phillip Joseph (Eastern Michigan)
184: #12 Ethen Lofthouse vs. #5 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota)
285: #6 Bobby Telford vs. #11 J.T. Felix (Boise State)

Iowa should be favored in all of these matches, except 184, where Steinhaus is an obvious (and heavy) favorite over Lofthouse. Still, Ballweg will need to be much sharper than he was this morning to get by Cobb and if Telford's knee is indeed in bad shape, his match with Felix looks very difficult.

CONSOLATION BRACKET MATCHES

165: #10 Nick Moore vs. Caleb Marsh (Kent State)
197: UN Nathan Burak vs. Jace Bennett (Cornell)

If you're in the consos, your mandate is clear: win or go home. We expected Burak to be here and he'll need to overturn a loss to Bennett from earlier this season (at National Duals, in fact) to stay alive in this tournament. We did not expect Moore to be here and it will be interesting to see how he responds to this early loss.

TEAM SCORE STANDINGS (per THIS SITE)

1) Penn State -- 14.5 pts
2) Oklahoma State -- 13 pts
3) Minnesota -- 11 pts
4) Iowa -- 10 pts
5) Iowa State -- 9 pts
5) UNI -- 9 pts
5) Oregon State -- 9 pts

The usual rules apply: no links to illegal online streams, no porn, no religion, no slurs, no politics, etc.