Carlson Completes NCAA Tourney Run

ST. LOUIS – South Dakota State’s Clay Carlson wrapped up competition at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Saturday morning with an eighth-place finish in the 141-pound weight class.

A sophomore from Willmar, Minnesota, Carlson dropped an 11-4 decision to 10th-seeded Zachary Sherman of North Carolina in the seventh-place match at Enterprise Center. Carlson ended the three-day tournament with a 4-3 record to wrap up the season with a 20-9 overall mark.

Entering Saturday night’s championship matches, SDSU was tied for 26th in the team standings with 15.5 points.

SDSU RESULTS

125: #22 Danny Vega, Sr., Tucson, Arizona (1-2 record)

  • lost to #11 Dylan Ragusin, Michigan, by dec., 13-10
  • def. #27 Gage Curry, American, by tech. fall, 21-4 [6:12]
  • lost to #12 Michael DeAugustino, Northwestern, by dec., 8-6
    Vega ends season with 15-8 overall record

133: #14 Zach Price, So., Johnston, Iowa (3-2 record)

  • def. #19 Chance Rich, CSU Bakersfield, by dec., 4-2 [SV-1]
  • lost to #3 Korbin Myers, Virginia Tech, by dec., 6-4
  • def. #29 Paul Bianchi, Little Rock, by dec., 6-2
  • def. #21 Jared Van Vleet, Air Force, by dec., 8-4
  • lost to #8 Chris Cannon, Northwestern, by dec., 9-4
    Price ends the season with 17-6 overall record

141: #15 Clay Carlson, So., Willmar, Minnesota (4-3 record)

  • def. #18 Parker Filius, Purdue, by dec., 7-6
  • lost to #2 Nick Lee, Penn State, by major dec., 14-3
  • def. #32 Cayden Rooks, Indiana, by fall 2:59
  • def. #26 Colin Valdiviez, Northwestern, by major dec., 9-0
  • def. #21 Real Woods, Stanford, by dec., 11-4
  • lost to #14 Dylan Duncan, Illinois, by dec., 3-2
  • lost to #10 Zachary Sherman, North Carolina, by dec., 11-4
    Carlson earns All-America honors; 20-9 overall record

157: #18 Cade DeVos, R-Fr., Altoona, Iowa (1-2 record)

  • def. #15 Chase Saldate, Michigan State, by dec., 3-1
  • lost to #2 Hayden Hidlay, North Carolina State, by tech. fall, 20-3 [5:59]
  • lost to #33 Wyatt Sheets, Oklahoma State, by dec., 6-3
    DeVos ends season with 14-11 overall record

197: #13 Tanner Sloan, So., Alburnett, Iowa (3-2 record)

  • def. #20 Max Shawn, North Carolina, by dec., 4-2
  • lost to #4 A.J. Ferrari, Oklahoma State, by dec., 5-0
  • def. #14 Greg Bulsak, Clarion, by dec., 6-3
  • def. #12 Lucas Davison, Northwestern, by dec., 8-2
  • lost to #15 Michael Beard, Penn State, by major dec., 9-1
    Sloan ends season with 17-4 overall record

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