Sprenkle Advances, Salminen Eliminated at NCAA Championships

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – North Dakota State sophomore Trent Sprenkle defeated Garrett Frey of Princeton to advance to the second round in the consolation bracket at the NCAA Division I Championships on Thursday, March 17.

Sprenkle pinned Frey 2 minutes and 48 seconds into the first period. The Billings, Mont. native tallied an early takedown before notching the win. Sprenkle will now face off against Steven Keith of Harvard, who lost to top seeded Anthony Robles of Arizona State in a 15-0 technical fall. That match will take place during the Friday morning session that begins at 9:30 a.m. Live stats are available here.

In the first round of the consolation bracket at 157 pounds, senior Vince Salminen was eliminated from the tournament after losing a 17-3 major decision to Frank Hickman of Bloomsburg. Hickman had a strong first period, outscoring Salminen 10-3. He then held Salminen scoreless over the final two periods.