Coach Sanderson (Penn State)

Cornell's Nahshon Garrett picked up a stunning 21 second fall over former NCAA champion Cody Brewer of Oklahoma in 133 pound semifinal action.

Penn State's Nico Megaludis works for a takedown on David Terao of American University en route to an 8-2 victory at 125.

Cory Clark of Iowa works for control over Zane Richards of Illinois. Clark won this 133 pound semi 4-3.

Brandon Sorensen  of Iowa is in control over Anthony Collica of Oklahoma State en route to a 4-2 decision in 149 pound semifinal action.



Coach Popolizio

(NC State)

Thomas Gilman of Iowa scored a big upset in the 125pound semis with an overtime fall over defending NCAA champ Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State.

                                           SEMIFINAL RESULTS

125-  Thomas Gilman (Iowa) p. Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) 7:37 OT

         Nico Megaludis (Penn State) d. David Terao (American) 8-2

133- Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) p. Cody Brewer (Oklahoma) :21

         Cory Clark (Iowa) d. Zane Richards (Illinois) 4-3

141- Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) d. Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) 8-3

         Bryce Meredith (Wyoming) d. Joey McKenna (Stanford) 5-3

149- Zain Retherford (Penn State) p. Alec Pantaleo (Michigan) 4:49

        Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) d. Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State) 4-2

157- Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) d. Ian Miller (Kent State) 7-5 OT

         Jason Nolf (Penn State) TF Chad Walsh (Rider) 19-4

165- Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) d. Daniel Lewis (Missouri) 14-4

         Issac Jordan (Wisconsin) d. Bo Jordan (Ohio State) 5-4

174- Bo Nickal (Penn State) d. Nathan Jackson (Indiana) 4-3

         Myles Martin (Ohio State) d. Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State) 8-3

184- Gabe Dean (Cornell) d. Pete Renda (NCState) 9-4

         Timothy Dudley (Nebraska) d. Willie Miklus (Missouri) 12-4

197- Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) d. Nathan Burak (Iowa) 4-2

         J'Den Cox (Missouri) p. Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) 6:29

285- Nick Gwiazdowski (NCState) d. Adam Coon (Michigan) 3-2

         Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) d. Ty Walz (Virginia Tech) 10-6


  After the semifinals there are now only six wrestlers that remained unbeaten on the season, including a pair of two=time NCAA champions Alex Dieringer (32-0) and Nick Gwiazdowski (33-0). Others are three-time placer Nahshon Garrett (36-0), Zain Retherford (33-0), Morgan McIntosh (33-0) and World Champion Kyle Snyder (10-0). Incidentally in the 285-pound class Michael Hughes (Hofstra) weighed in the heaviest at 281.5 and Snyder was the lightest at 226 pounds. The Saturday night final will feature unbeatens; Gwiazdowski vs Snyder in an intriguing championship bout.


 1. Penn State (114 points)

 2. Oklahoma State (79.5)

 3. Iowa (77.5)

 4. Virginia Tech (69.5)

 5. Ohio State (68)

 6. Missouri (58.5)

 7. Nebraska (56)

 8. Cornell (53.5)

 9. NC State (43)

10. Illinois (42)

Wyoming's Bryce Meredith rides Stanford's Joey McKenna to win 5-3 at 141.

ESPN commentators and former Long Island standout wrestlers Quint Kessenich (Lynbrook HS) and Billy Baldwin (Berner HS).

Coach Brands


Penn State's Zain Retherford works to turn Michigan's Alec Pantaleo in 149 pound semifinal action. Retherford remained unbeaten picking up the second period fall.

Top seed Dean Heil of Oklahoma State holds on to Anthony Ashnault of Rutgers to win 8-3 at 141 pounds.

ESPN commentator Billy Baldwin interviews legendary New York Mets manager and current Sacred Heart University Athletic Director Bobby Valentine.