St. Louis, Mo. — All three Minnesota State wrestlers have advanced to the final day of action at the NCAA Division II Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
Junior Trevor Turriff (De Pere, Wis.), seeded second in the 174-lb. division, received a first-round bye before picking up a 5-4 decision over Max Bruss of U-Mary. Turriff, who has guaranteed himself All-American status with today’s results, stands 10-0 on the season and faces sixth-seeded Adam Sams of Indianapolis in tomorrow’s semi-final match.
Senior Kyle Rathman (Apple Valley, Minn.), seeded #2 at 149-lbs., opened the NCAA Championships with a 10-3 decision over Gabe Johnson of Central Oklahoma. In the second round, Rathman took on #7 Garrett Aldrich of St. Cloud State with Aldrich claiming a 6-4 win. Rathman rebounded to claim a 4-0 win over Logan Bailey of Indianapolis in the consolation round. Now 11-1 on the year, Rathman faces Ashland’s Carson Speelman in the consolation semifinals Saturday.
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