INDIANAPOLIS – Pairings and seedings for the upcoming NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships were announced Wednesday, with three of South Dakota State’s four qualifiers earning top-12 seeds.
Redshirt freshman Tanner Sloan is the highest-seed for the Jackrabbits, earning the 11th seed in the 197-pound weight class. A native of Alburnett, Iowa, Sloan has compiled a 21-6 record this season, including turning in a runner-up finish at the Big 12 Wrestling Championship last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His first-round opponent is No. 22 Jake Jakobsen, 16-9 overall, from Lehigh.
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The NCAA has released the brackets for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The event is scheduled to take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on March 19-21.
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Gophers receive four at-large bids
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced the 48 at-large selections for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Minneapolis.
The wrestlers, listed in alphabetical order by weight class, join the 282 student-athletes that qualified automatically through their conference tournament finishes last weekend. The at-large selections were made by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Committee using the following selection criteria: head-to-head competition, quality wins, results against common opponents, winning percentage, rating percentage index, coaches ranking and conference tournament finish.
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MINNEAPOLIS — InterMat has released NCAA Division I wrestling rankings.
Read moreInterMat’s NCAA Division I Rankings – March 10, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the Division I Wrestling Championships. Both all-session and single-session tickets are still available for the event at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis at ncaa.com/wrestling.
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.
Read moreNCAA standings for Division I Most Dominant Wrestler, most falls and most tech falls set heading into national championships
TULSA, Okla. – South Dakota State’s three wrestlers who reached the finals of their respective weight classes all lost by decision Sunday night at the Big 12 Wrestling Championship held at BOK Center.
As a team, the Jackrabbits wrapped up the two-day tournament with a fourth-place finish – an improvement of six spots from a year ago. SDSU finished with 94 points, finishing behind champion Oklahoma State (147.5), Iowa State (116.5) and Northern Iowa (111.5). Oklahoma State’s title was it’s eighth in a row.
Oklahoma State had three wrestlers win individual titles, including top-seeded 149-pounder Boo Lewallen, who downed the Jackrabbits’ Henry Pohlmeyer, 8-5. A senior from Johnston, Iowa, Pohlmeyer opened the scoring with a takedown before Lewallen countered with an escape and takedown to take the lead. The second-seeded Pohlmeyer tied the match at 5-all with an escape midway through the third period, but Lewallen quickly recorded the go-ahead takedown and closed the match with a point for riding time.
Read moreJackrabbits finish fourth at Big 12 meet
2020 Big 12 Championships results. March 7-8 at Tulsa, Okla.
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