NCAA Wrestling Championships Tournament Central
Brackets as of Session 1
Team Scores as of Session 1
|Wrestler ||Opponent ||School ||Result |
|Brian Owen (133) ||* ||* ||* |
|* ||Randy Cruz ||Lehigh ||*L, 11-0 Major Dec. |
|* ||Geoffrey Alexander ||Maryland ||*L, 1-0 Decision |
|No. 2 Jason Chamberlain (149) ||* ||* ||* |
|* ||Caleb Ervin ||Illinois ||*W, 18-4 Major Dec. |
|* ||Nick Lester ||Oklahoma ||*W, 14-5 Major Dec. |
|* ||No. 7 Scott Sakaguchi ||Oregon State ||* |
|George Ivanov (157) ||* ||* ||* |
|* ||Daniel Zilverberg ||Minnesota ||*W, 11-5 Decision |
|* ||Taylor Walsh ||Indiana ||*W, 9-6 Decision |
|* ||No. 6 Alex Dieringer ||Oklahoma State ||* |
|No. 10 Jake Swartz (184) ||* ||* ||* |
|* ||James Cook ||Campbell ||*W, 11-0 Major Dec. |
|* ||No. 7 Jimmy Sheptock ||Maryland ||*L, 3-2 Decision |
|* ||Christopher Chionuma ||Oklahoma State ||* |
|No. 11 J.T. Felix (285) ||* ||* ||* |
|* ||Justin Grant ||Bloomington ||*W, 7-4 Decision |
|* ||No. 6 Bobby Telford ||Iowa ||*W, Medical Default |
|* ||No. 3 Alan Gelogaev ||Oklahoma State ||* |
Turning my attention to Boise State wrestling! Go Broncos! @broncosportswre*
— Coach Arteaga (@Coach_Arteaga) March 21, 2013
Brian Owen - 133 pounds
Randy Cruz (Lehigh) major dec. Brian Owen, 11-0 - Thursday, 11:57 a.m.
Owen fell into a 5-0 hole after the first period despite being the aggressor for the first minute of the bout. Cruz was able to get a takedown and a keep control with a 3-point near fall as time expired. When on bottom, Owen could not find a way to change control and by the end of the second period, the margin expanded to 10-0. Owen started on bottom again on bottom in the third period and could not escape, as the final ended 11-0.
Owen will face Geoffrey Alexander of Maryland in the first round of consolation action, Thursday night. Alexander won the pigtail match against Devon Lotito (Cal Poly) but lost to No. 3 Tyler Graff of Wisconsin by major decision in the first round. Alexander is sophomore and finished the season 22-9, ranked 13th in the final coaches’ poll.
Geoffrey Alexander (Maryland) dec. Brian Owen, 1-0
In Owen’s second bout, the result came down to a one-point escape by Alexander in the third period. The Bronco senior started neutral in the but could not get a takedown and the two entered the final frame in a 0-0 tie.
Jason Chamberlain*- 149 pounds
Jason Chamberlain major dec. Caleb Ervin (Illinois), 18-4. – Thursday 12:47 p.m.
Chamberlain cruised to a victory in his first bout of the day, recording two takedowns and a 3-point near fall in the first period. He would get four more throughout the match, two in the second and two in the third while accumulating 3:17 of riding time. At the end of three periods, Chamberlain was only one point shy of a tech fall, winning 18-4.
Round two for Chamberlain will be against Nick Lester of Oklahoma who he defeated 6-3 at the NWCA All-Star Classic to start the year. Lester finished the season with a 17-10 record and advanced past Josh Wilson of Utah Valley in a tight 4-3 decision in the first round.
Jason Chamberlain major dec. Nick Lester (Oklahoma), 14-5 – Thursday, 7:34 p.m.
It was takedown after takedown for Chamberlain who accumulated seven throughout the bout. In ther first period, the senior from Springville, Utah exchanged four takedowns for three escapes by Lester. The second period was a slow one as neither wrestler added to their scoreline. In the third period, Chamberlain traded three takedowns for two escapes to get the 14-5 major decision, his second of the tournament.
Kid is rollin'! RT @broncosportswre: Another major decision for Jason Chamberlain who beat ALL-AMERICAN Nick Lester, 14-5!Chamberlain will go head-to-head with Scott Sakaguchi (Oregon State) an opponent who has given him plenty to think about this season. Sakaguchi handed Chamberlain his only loss of the season in a 3-2 decision. Since that loss, Chamberlain has responded with two overtime wins against the Pac-12 rival.
— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) March 22, 2013
George Ivanov*- 157 pounds
George Ivanov dec. Daniel Zilverberg (Minnesota), 11-5 – Thursday 1:03 p.m.
Ivanov jumped all over Zilverberg in the early going, going up 6-1 in a little over a minute. At the end of the first round, the senior led 8-3. The pace slowed substantially after that as neither wrestler scored in the second period. Ivanov held his ground in the third period, outscoring Zilverberg 3-2 and winning by a final of 11-5.
Ivanov will face Taylor Walsh of Indiana in the second round. Walsh, a redshirt sophomore, pulled off a 6-0 upset against No. 3 Joseph Napoli in the first round. Walsh was an at-large bid from the Big 10 Conference, going 2-3 at the tournament and finishing the season ranked 18th. He qualified as a redshirt freshman last season as the No. 11 seed.
George Ivanov dec. Taylor Walsh (Indiana), 9-6 – Thursday, 7:40 p.m.
It was a close second-round bout but Ivanov was able to advance with a 9-6 decision over Walsh who upset the No. 3 seed in the first round. After two periods, the senior from Council Bluffs, Iowa had two takedowns and a 4-3 lead but it was not until the final minute that Ivanov was able to feel comfortable. He secured a takedown with 1:10 left and a 2-point near fall at 0:58. From there, Ivanov was able to sail in to his second tournament win.
In the quarterfinals, Ivanov will see No. 6 Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma state who has two major decisions thru two bouts.
Jake Swartz*- 184 pounds
Jake Swartz major dec. James Cook (Campbell), 11-0 – Thursday, 2:10 p.m.
After starting the match a little slow, Swartz got a takedown and rode out the rest of the first period to take a 2-0 lead after one frame. The junior from Auburn, Wash., took over from there, scoring six points in the second period and three more in the third to win 11-0.
Swartz will face No. 7 Jimmy Sheptock from Maryland in the second round. Sheptock defeated Shane Woods of Wyoming by a 13-4 major decision. The junior finished the season with a 36-3 overall record, losing only to the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 seeds at this year’s tournament.
Jimmy Sheptock (Maryland) dec. Jake Swartz, 3-2 – Thursday, 8:18 p.m.
Neither Sheptock or Swartz could score in the first round but it was Sheptock who started on the right foot in the second period, getting an escape and a takedown to take a 3-0 lead. That lead was cut to two points after Swartz escaped with a minute left. In the final period, Swartz escaped easily to start but could not get a takedown, falling 3-2.
J.T. Felix*-*285 pounds*
@sydneykinsduh JT's puttin' in work! RT @broncosportswre: Felix gets two takedowns in the final period to win 7-4! #d1wrestle*
— Emily Cabrera (@Emm_Cabrera) March 21, 2013
J.T. Felix dec. Justin Grant (Bloomsburg), 7-4 – Thursday, 2:46 p.m.
In a long match that had two successful challenges, Felix emerged victorious by a 7-4 decision thanks to two takedowns in the final period. Head coach Greg Randall did his part to even the score after the officials did not credit Felix for an escape, citing that he was out of bounds before the escape. After review, the ruling was changed and the two were tied at 2-2 heading into the final period. In the final 1:07, Felix achieved his only two takedowns of the bout to earn the decision.
Felix will take on No. 6 Bobby Telford of Iowa this evening. Telford amassed a 19-6 record this season and was ranked eighth in the final coaches’ poll. The sophomore defeated Joe Stolfi (Bucknell) by an 8-1 decision in the first round.
J.T. Felix def. Bobby Telford (Iowa), Injury default