Kocer finishes eighth at NCAA Championships

ST. LOUIS — South Dakota State’s Alex Kocer wrapped up his collegiate career Saturday morning with an eighth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

sdsulogoA senior from Wagner, Kocer lost by fall in the first period to 15th-seeded Kenny Theobold of Rutgers in the seventh-place match. Kocer defeated three seeded wrestlers en route to earning All-America honors and finishing the three-day meet with a 3-3 record. He ended the season with a 30-11 record and completed his Jackrabbit career as a three-time NCAA qualifier and tied for 14th on the SDSU career victories list with a 96-44 overall record.

SDSU’s other All-American, Seth Gross, will wrestle in the 133-pound championship match Saturday night against Cory Clark of Iowa. The finals begin at 7 p.m. Central Time and will be televised on ESPN.

The Jackrabbits enter the final session 16th in the team standings with 28.5 points.

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