Carlson places fifth at NCAA Championships

TULSA, Okla. — South Dakota State’s Clay Carlson capped a return to the All-America podium by placing fifth in the 141-pound weight class Saturday at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the BOK Center.

A senior from Willmar, Minnesota, with a year of eligibility remaining, Carlson finished the three-day tournament with a 6-2 record after splitting a pair of matches Saturday morning. Both of Carlson’s tournament losses came at the hands of Penn State’s Beau Bartlett, who defeated Carlson, 3-2, in the Round of 16 on Thursday and then notched a 12-2 major decision in their consolation semifinal on Saturday.

Carlson met Nebraska’s Brock Hardy in the fifth-place match and took a 2-0 lead on a takedown on the edge of the mat with 71 seconds remaining in the first period. Shortly after the restart, Hardy suffered an upper-body injury on a mat return and could not continue, which resulted in Carlson being awarded fifth place by injury default.

Previously an All-American with an eighth-place finish in 2021, Carlson ended the season with a 27-10 overall record and with 101 wins for his career.

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The Jackrabbits’ Tanner Sloan will compete in the 197-pound finals Saturday night. Action begins at 6 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.

South Dakota State Results

125: #32 Tanner Jordan, Jr., St. Paris, Ohio (1-2 record)
• lost to #33 Tucker Owens, Air Force, by dec., 2-1
• def. #30 Antonio Lorenzo, Cal Poly, by dec., 4-0
• lost to #14 Noah Surtin, Missouri, by fall 4:26
Jordan eliminated; ends season with 18-16 overall record

141: #11 Clay Carlson, Sr., Willmar, Minnesota (6-2 record)
• def. #22 Malyke Hines, Lehigh, by dec., 6-1
• lost to #6 Beau Bartlett, Penn State, by dec., 3-2
• def. #28 Saul Ervin, SIU-Edwardsville, by dec., 3-2
• def. #14 Cael Happel, Northern Iowa, by dec., 7-3
• def. #8 Allan Hart, Missouri, by dec., 7-6
• def. #12 Parker Filius, Purdue, by dec., 3-1
• lost to #6 Beau Bartlett, Penn State, by major dec., 12-2
• def. #4 Brock Hardy, Nebraska, by injury default [2:11]
All-American — Fifth Place; ends season with 27-10 overall record

157: #20 Cael Swensen, R-Fr., Plymouth, Minnesota (3-2 record)
• lost to #13 Trevor Chumbley, Northwestern, by dec., 6-3
• def. #29 Corbyn Munson, Central Michigan, by dec., 7-0
• def. #19 Garrett Model, Wisconsin, by dec., 9-6
• def. #28 Paddy Gallagher, Ohio State, by dec., 4-3
• lost to #9 Will Lewan, Michigan, by dec., 7-4
Swensen eliminated; ends season with 24-10 overall record

165: #22 Tanner Cook, Jr., Ilion, New York (1-2 record)
• lost to #11 Cameron Amine, Michigan, by fall 6:30
• def. #27 Will Formato, Appalachian State, by fall 1:11
• lost to #12 Izzak Olejnik, Northern Illinois, by dec., 8-1
Cook eliminated; ends season with 17-9 overall record

174: #13 Cade DeVos, Jr., Altoona, Iowa (3-2 record)
• def. #20 Alex Cramer, Central Michigan, by fall 2:13
• lost to #4 Chris Foca, Cornell, by dec., 8-2
• def. #14 Benjamin Pasiuk, Army, by dec., 6-1
• def. #12 Aaron Olmos, Oregon State, by dec., 3-1 [SV-1]
• lost to #7 Peyton Mocco, Missouri, by dec., 4-2
DeVos eliminated; ends season with 26-9 overall record

184: #24 Cade King, Sr., Waseca, Minn. (0-2 record)
• lost to #9 Isaiah Salazar, Minnesota, by dec., 3-0
• lost to #8 Matt Finesilver, Michigan, by dec., 7-2
King eliminated; ends season with 16-11 overall record

197: #7 Tanner Sloan, Sr., Alburnett, Iowa (3-0 record)
• def. #26 Gavin Hoffman, Ohio State, by dec., 8-1
• def. #10 Jacob Cardenas, Cornell, by dec., 4-0
• def. #2 Bernie Truax, Cal Poly, by dec., 6-4 [SV-1]
• def. #3 Rocky Elam, Missouri, by dec., 7-2
• vs. #1 Nino Bonaccorsi, Pittsburgh
ALL-AMERICAN

285: #14 A.J. Nevills, Grad., Clovis, California (2-2 record)
• def. #19 Jonah Niesenbaum, Duke, by dec., 8-1
• lost to #3 Greg Kerkvliet, Penn State, by major dec., 14-2
• def. #29 Jaron Smith, Maryland, by dec., 3-1 [SV-1]
• lost to #6 Yaraslau Slavikouski, Harvard, by dec., 5-3
Nevills eliminated; ends season with 22-8 overall record

TEAM SCORES (top 20)

1 Penn State 127.5
2 Iowa 82.5
3 Ohio State 70.5
4 Cornell 68.5
5 Missouri 60.5
6 Arizona State 55.0
7 Michigan 54.5
8 Nebraska 54.0
9 Virginia Tech 49.0
10 NC State 48.0
11 Iowa State 47.0
12 North Carolina 38.0
13 South Dakota State 37.0
14 Princeton 33.5
15 Minnesota 30.5
16 Northern Iowa 29.0
16 Wisconsin 29.0
18 Air Force 28.5
18 Oklahoma State 28.5
20 Lehigh 28.0

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