On Friday, the mats at Madison Square Garden saw plenty of action as we worked our way through the semifinals at the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Tournament.
Now, the action shifts towards the finals on Saturday.
The semifinals brought plenty of surprise — thanks to No. 4 Thomas Gilman of Iowa scoring a controversial fall victory over top-seed Nathan Tomasello of Ohio State — and the success of some familiar faces like Cornell star Nahshon Garrett, a No. 1 see, and North Carolina State heavyweight standout Nick Gwiazdowski.
We will have to see if they can cap off their impressive tournament runs with a big win on Saturday evening.
The full semifinals results from the 2016 NCAA Tournament can be seen below:
No. 4 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) fall No. 1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State), 7:37 SV1
No. 3 Nico Megaludis (Penn State) dec. No. 15 David Terao (American), 8-2
No. 1 Nahshon Garrett (Cornell) fall No. 4 Cody Brewer (Oklahoma), 0:21
No. 2 Cory Clark (Iowa) vs. No. 3 Zane Richards (Illinois), 4-3
No. 1 Dean Heil (Oklahoma State) dec. No. 4 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers), 8-3
No. 14 Bryce Meredith (Wyoming) dec. No. 2 Joey McKenna (Stanford), 5-3
No. 1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) fall No. 5 Alec Pantaleo (Michigan), 4:49
No. 2 Brandon Sorensen (Iowa) dec. No. 11 Anthony Collica (Oklahoma State), 4-2
No. 1 Isaiah Martinez (Illinois) dec. No. 4 Ian Miller (Kent State), 7-5 SV1
No. 3 Jason Nolf (Penn State) tech. fall No. 15 Chad Walsh (Rider), 19-4
No. 1 Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) maj. dec. No. 4 Daniel Lewis (Missouri), 14-4
No. 2 Isaac Jordan (Wisconsin) dec. No. 3 Bo Jordan (Ohio State), 5-4
No. 1 Bo Nickal (Penn State) dec. No. 12 Nathan Jackson (Indiana), 4-3
No. 11 Myles Martin (Ohio State) dec. Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State), 8-2
No. 1 Gabe Dean (Cornell) dec. No. 13 Pete Renda (North Carolina State), 9-4
No. 7 Timothy Dudley (Nebraska) maj. dec. No. 14 Willie Miklus (Missouri), 12-4
No. 1 Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) dec. No. 4 Nathan Burak (Iowa), 4-2
No. 2 J’den Cox (Missouri) fall No. 3 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota), 6:29
No. 1 Nick Gwiazdowski (North Carolina State) dec. No. 5 Adam Coon (Michigan), 3-2
No. 2 Kyle Snyder (Ohio State) dec. No. 3 Ty Walz (Virginia Tech), 10-6
Saturday’s championship finals will begin with the 125-pound division and end with the 285-pounders. Campus Sports will have coverage of tonight’s championship eent.
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