NCAA TOURNAMENT
FINALS
               NCAA DIVISION I  WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                               Final Results

125 pounds-
Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. Nico Megaludis (Penn St) 4-1
                                       
133 pounds- Logan Steiber (Ohio St) dec. Jordan Oliver (Okla St) 4-3
                                       
141 pounds- Kellen Russell (Mich) dec. Montell Marion (Iowa) 6-4 OT
                                       
149 pounds- Frank Molinaro (Penn St) dec. Dylan Ness (Minn) 4-1
                                      
157 pounds- Kyle Dake (Cornell) dec. Derek St. John (Iowa) 4-1
                                        
165 pounds- David Taylor (Penn St) tf. Brandon Hatchett (Lehigh) 22-7
                                        
174 pounds- Ed Ruth (Penn St) dec. Nick Amuchasteg (Stan) 13-2
                                     
184 pounds- Steve Bosak (Corn) dec. Quentin Wright (Penn St) 4-2 OT
                                      
197 pounds- Cam Simaz (Cornell) dec. Chris Honeycutt (Edin) 7-5
                     
285 pounds- Anthony Nelson (Minn) dec. Zach Rey (Lehigh) 3-1

OSW Award: David Taylor (Penn State) - 165 pounds
Most Pins: David Taylor (Penn State) - 165 pounds- 4/8:46

Mat Notes...
 
Penn State has won three NCAA mat titles; 1953, 2011 and 2012. The Nittany Lions' David Taylor (36-0, 70-1) had four pins and a tech fall, he   earned both the OSW and Most Pins Awards. Minnesota led all teams with seven All-Americans. Cornell's Kyle Dake (39-0) became the first wrestler in NCAA history to win three NCAA titles at three different weight classes. Dake, a junior, won his 100th career match and now boasts a 100-4 career mark. Dake's teammate, senior Cam Simaz (8-3-3-1) was a four-time All-American and finished his stellar career with 145-21 record. Binghamton finished in 14th place with 36 points and Hofstra landed in 23rd place with 27.5. The Bearcat's two All-Americans were Donnie Vinson (47-6) at 149 and true freshman Nick Gwiazdowski (285). Vinson won seven straight matches to earn third place, including a wild 12-10 victory over Cam Tesari (Ohio St) for the bronze medal. The Pride's All-Americans were Steve Bonanno (8th at 125) and Justin Accordino (6th at 149). Hofstra now has  29 wrestlers that have earned All-American honors. Returning AA Paul Gillespie fell short of his second NCAA medal as he dropped a heartbeaking 3-1 overtime match to Conrad Polz (Illinois) at 165 pounds. Gillespie (32-9) a two-time CAA champion finished his brilliant career with an overall mark of 110-49. New York State finished with a total of six All-Americans, the others were Harvard's Steven Keith (8th at 133) and Mike Nevinger of Cornell who finished 7th at 141 pounds, both are underclassmen and should be in the NCAA mix next season. Of the ten champions only four remained unscathed; the aforementioned Dake and Taylor, along with Nittany Lion teammates, senior Frank Molinaro (37-0) and Ed Ruth (35-0). The combined record of the ten Division I champions was 369 victories and just 9 losses.The attendance for the six-session total was a record 112,393 overall, which eclipsed the mark of 104,620 fans set last year at Philadelphia. The 2013 NCAA Championships will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines, Iowa on March 21st -23rd...
                                   

Team Scores:
1.
Penn State (143)
2
. Minnesota (117.5)
3
. Iowa (107.5)
4
. Cornell (102.5)
5
. Ohio State (68)
6
. Okla State (66)
7.
Illinois (62)
8.
Lehigh (61)
9.
Northwestern (42.5)
10
.Oregon State (40.5)