NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS QUARTERFINALS

Bo Nickal

(Penn State)

Yianni Diakomihalis 

of Cornell came from behind to defeat two-time NCAA Champ Dean Heil of Oklahoma State. Diakomihalis, a freshman, suffered a torn ACL in the process.

Kyle Snyder

(Ohio State)

Luke Pletcher (Ohio State) defeats EIWA champ Scott Parker (Lehigh).

Zain Retherford of Penn State uses his signature "bow and arrow" for 20-2 tech fall.

Unseeded Tariq Wilson of NC State secured near fall points en route to a major decision over Kaid Brock of Oklahoma State at 133 pounds.

Isiah Martinez (Illinois)



Mat Notes

     Cornell's Yianni Diakomihalis (32-1) defeated two-time NCAA champion Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), 6-5, in a tight quarterfinal bout. Diakomihalis, a true freshman trailed 3-0, but cut Heil in a third period and scored with a well-executed single leg takedown for an exciting 6-5 comeback victory, with what appeared with a slight knee injury. He will now face nemesis Jayden Eierman of Missouri in a semi final skirmish. His teammate Ben Darmstadt (33-1) also advanced to the semi final round at 197 pounds.


     All the 12 returning NCAA champions advanced to the semi-finals and the possibility of a marquee match-up at 184 pounds could see Bo Nickal (Penn State) vs Myles Martin of Ohio State with a team title on the line.