SDSU wrestlers to compete in Las Vegas

A group of South Dakota State University wrestlers is slated to compete this weekend at the 2022 United States Marine Corps U.S. Open in Las Vegas.

Competition begins Friday and runs through Sunday at South Point Hotel & Casino.

Representing the Jackrabbits in the Senior division at 61 kilograms is Gabriel Tagg. A native of Lodi, Ohio, Tagg compiled a 13-6 record at 133 pounds after joining the team in January.

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Wrestling award winners crowned at NCAA championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA presented the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Awards to eight student-athletes at the Divisions I, II and III Wrestling Championships over the last two weekends.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

For results to be counted for the awards they must come against opponents in the same division (i.e. Division II vs. Division II). Ties in the falls and tech falls categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

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Jackrabbit Tournament Run Ends

DETROIT, Mich. — Clay Carlson’s quest to earn All-America honors for the second year in a row came up one win short Friday night at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Little Caesars Arena.

A junior 141-pounder who placed eighth in the weight class last season, Carlson advanced to the so-called “Blood Round” with a pair of overtime victories earlier in the day. The native of Willmar, Minnesota, avenged a pair of losses earlier in the season to Missouri’s Allan Hart by pulling out a 7-5 victory in his first match of the day, followed by a 2-1 sudden victory against North Carolina State’s Ryan Jack to close out the morning session.

Carlson trailed Hart, 3-1, entering the third period, but managed to tie the match at 5-all with a takedown late in regulation. Carlson then came up with the decisive takedown midway through the extra session for the win.

Against Jack, the two wrestlers traded escapes in the second and third periods for the only scoring during regulation. Carlson was awarded the tie-breaking point in overtime on a stalling call after a takedown attempt by the Jackrabbit wrestler.

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