<p><span class="storyteaser">Robles earns No. 1 seed at 125, Jenkins is No. 4 at 157 for event that starts March 17</span> </p><div id="Content" readability="102.074168798">
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<td width="150"><img src="http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/asu/sports/m-wrestl/auto_action/6310953.jpeg" alt="Bubba Jenkins earned the #4 seed at 157 opounds, one of two Sun Devils to be seeded in this year's event"/><br/><span class="fivevert">*</span><br/><span class="caption">Bubba Jenkins earned the #4 seed at 157 opounds, one of two Sun Devils to be seeded in this year's event<br/></span> <span class="tenvert">*</span></td>
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<p>Complete Brackets from the NCAA (pdf)</p>
<p><strong>TEMPE</strong> ? The NCAA released the brackets for the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships with two Arizona State University wrestlers earning Top 4 seeds in their respective weight classes for the tournament that will be held March 17-19 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Anthony Robles was seeded No. 1 at 125 pounds while Bubba Jenkins earned the No. 4 seed at 157 pounds for the Sun Devils, who will send six competitors to the national event next week.</p>
<p>Robles, a two-time returning All-American and undefeated at 31-0 this season, received the top seed at 125 pounds, making him the first Sun Devil since the 2003 season to earn the No. 1 position in a bracket at the NCAA Championships. In 2003, the top billing went to Eric Larkin at 149 pounds, who capped his perfect senior season with the last national title won by a Sun Devil. Jenkins? seeding gives ASU a No. 4 seed for the second year in a row after Robles was No. 4 at 125 pounds last year before placing seventh.</p>
<p>The seeding for Robles is the third of his career after earning the No. 12 seed in 2009 and No. 4 last year. And, just like last year, Robles? quest for a national title will begin with a Virginia wrestler. This year, he will face Matthew Snyder (sophomore, 23-9) in the first round after defeating Ross Gitomer with a fall in 2:58 last year. Robles and Snyder have met once this year with Robles taking a 16-1 technical fall at the Virginia Duals (January 8).</p>
<p>Jenkins, the 2008 NCAA runner-up at 149 pounds for Penn State, holds a 16-3 record on the season and will take on Alex Medved (redshirt freshman, 29-9) of Gardner Webb in the opening round. Jenkins, who took second in the Pac-10 Championships to Adam Hall of Boise State, is on the same half of the bracket with Hall, who earned the No. 1 seed at the 157 weight class this year.</p>
<p>At 174, Eric Starks (17-9) will face No. 5 Chris Henrich (senior, 32-2) of Virginia, the second meeting in the first round of this year?s tournament between the Sun Devils and Cavaliers and also a rematch from a dual on January 8. In their first meeting, Henrich scored a 10-2 major decision over Starks, the last match Starks wrestled before sustaining an injury that sidelined him until the Pac-10 tournament two weeks ago, where he placed third.</p>
<p>Jake Meredith (22-14) is the lone Sun Devil that will compete in a match pitting two unseeded individuals against one another as he will face Iowa State?s Richard Shafer (redshirt freshman, 10-17). The two have not met in their careers. Meredith is coming off a strong showing at the Pac-10 Championships where he captured his first conference crown after reaching his second final of the season.</p>
<p>At 197, Luke Macchiaroli (12-11) is unseeded and will get a rematch from an earlier meeting this season in the first round as he will face No. 2 Clayton Foster of Oklahoma State (senior), who enters the tournament with a 22-0 record. The two met in a dual in Tempe on January 2 in which Foster won a 16-3 major decision. Macchiaroli enters the tournament as the Pac-10 runner-up, where he reached the final by defeating two individuals that had defeated him during the regular season.</p>
<p>The final Sun Devil in the tournament will be heavyweight Levi Cooper (24-9) who will take on No. 4 seed Dominic Russo of Rutgers (senior, 30-6) in the first round. The two have not met in their college careers. Cooper is coming off a third-place showing at the Pac-10 Championships, improving from his seventh-place finish from two years earlier as a true freshman with Portland State.</p>
<p><strong>2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships</strong><br/>March 17-19 ? Wells Fargo Center ? Philadelphia, Pa.<br/><em>Round of 32 matches for Arizona State wrestlers</em><br/><strong>125</strong> ? #1 seed Anthony Robles (31-0) vs. Matthew Snyder of Virginia (23-9)<br/><strong>157</strong> ? #4 seed Bubba Jenkins (16-3) vs. Alex Medved of Gardner Webb (29-9)<br/><strong>174</strong> ? Eric Starks (17-9) vs. #5 seed Chris Henrich of Virginia (32-2)<br/><strong>184</strong> ? Jake Meredith (22-14) vs. Richard Shafer of Iowa State (10-17)<br/><strong>197</strong> ? Luke Macchiaroli (12-11) vs. #2 seed Clayton Foster of Oklahoma State (22-0)<br/><strong>285</strong> ? Levi Cooper (24-9) vs. #4 seed Dominic Russo of Rutgers (30-6)</p>
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