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2013 NCAA WRESTLING: SESSION IV OPEN THREAD

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The quest for individual glory.

Alright, time to get back at it.

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

TIME: 6:00 pm CT
TV: ESPNU, 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 IV MATCHES

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET MATCHES -- SEMIFINALS

133: #2 Tony Ramos vs. #3 Tyler Graff (Wisconsin)
157: #2 Derek St. John vs. #6 Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State)

With wins in these matches, Ramos and St. John will wrestle for national championships tomorrow night. Ramos beat Graff 3-1 in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals two weeks ago. St. John beat Dieringer 8-4 in a dual meet earlier this season.

CONSOLATION BRACKET MATCHES -- ROUND OF 12

125: #3 Matt McDonough vs. #9 Trent Sprenkle (North Dakota State)
141: #7 Mark Ballweg vs. #11 Mike Nevinger (Cornell)
174: #3 Mike Evans vs. Todd Porter (Missouri)
184: #12 Ethen Lofthouse vs. #10 Jacob Swartz (Boise State)
197: UN Nathan Burak vs. #4 Alfonso Hernandez (Wyoming)

With wins in these matches, all four Iowa wrestlers will assure themselves of All-America status. The worst they could finish at that point is 8th. McDonough pinned Sprenkle in 2:56 at last year's NCAA Tournament. Ballweg lost to Nevinger 3-1 at National Duals this year. Evans beat Porter 5-2 at National Duals this year. Lofthouse and Burak have never faced their opponents before.

TEAM SCORE STANDINGS (per THIS SITE)

1) Penn State -- 77.5 pts
2) Oklahoma State -- 65.5 pts
3) Minnesota -- 49.5 pts
4) Iowa -- 39 pts
5) Missouri -- 38.5 pts

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