NWCA All-Star Classic

Dake edges Taylor as college season kicks off with style; Gophers Dardanes and Steinhaus come up short

WASHINGTON D.C. — On Saturday night, in the NWCA All-Star Classic’s main event at 165 pounds, and before a packed Washington D.C. crowd alive with anticipation, Cornell’s Kyle Dake managed to do something that no one else has been able to do in a college wrestling match. When Dake won by virtue of a ride out in double overtime, he became the first college wrestler to defeat David Taylor in a match that went the full distance. Continue reading at www.intermatwrestle.com

125: No. 2 Nico Megaludis (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Jesse Delgado (Illinois), 4-3
133: No. 6 A.J. Schopp (Edinboro) dec. No. 4 Chris Dardanes (Minnesota), 2-1
141: No. 1 Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) dec. No. 5 B.J. Futrell (Illinois), 6-2
149: No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (Boise State) dec. No. 9 Nick Lester (Oklahoma), 6-3
157: No. 2 Andrew Alton (Penn State) dec. No. 3 Jason Welch (Northwestern), 3-2
165: No. 1 Kyle Dake (Cornell) dec. No. 2 David Taylor (Penn State), 2-1 TB
174: No. 4 Josh Asper (Maryland) dec. No. 2 Jordan Blanton (Illinois), 3-1 SV
184: No. 3 Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) dec. No. 4 Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota), 5-3
197: No. 3 Matt Wilps (Pittsburgh) pinned No. 2 Quentin Wright (Penn State), 6:50
285: No. 2 Dom Bradley (Missouri) dec. No. 5 Mike McMullan (Northwestern), 3-2

Preliminary Match Results:
Youth: Sam Kalishman pinned Gene Quodala, 5:22
133: Travis Barroquillo (Indiana Tech) dec. Sam Shames (MIT), 8-2
149: Kevin Tao (American) maj. dec. Kodie Silvestri (Wartburg), 12-4
285: Matt Meuleners (Northern State) tech. fall Jake Kettler (George Mason), 16-1

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