NCAA
SEMIFINAL ROUND
3/19/10
                                     SEMIFINAL RESULTS

125-Andrew Long (Iowa State) dec.Angel Escobedo (Indiana), 7-4.
     -Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. Cashe Quiroga (Purdue), 14-3.

133-Jayson Ness (Minnesota) dec. Jordan Oliver (Okla St), 1-0.
     - Daniel Dennis (Iowa) dec. Franklin Gomez (Mich State), 5-3 OT

141-Kyle Dake (Cornell) dec.Reece Humphrey (Ohio State), 3-2 OT
     -Montell Marion (Iowa) dec. Tyler Nauman (Pitt), 7-6.

149-Brent Metcalf (Iowa) dec, Kyle Terry (Oklahoma), 6-2.
     -Lance Palmer (Ohio State) dec. Frank Molinaro (Penn State), 2-0.

157-JP O'Connor (Harvard) major dec.. Steve Fittery (American), 14-2.
     -Chase Pami (Cal Poly)major dec. Justin Lister (Binghamton), 13-5.

165-Andrew Howe (Wisconsin) dec. Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma), 4-1.
     -Dan Vallimont (Penn State) dec. Jarod King (Edinboro), 3-1 OT.

174-Mack Lewnes (Cornell) dec. Stephen Dwyer (Nebraska), 3-2.
     -Jay Borschell (Iowa) dec. Christopher Henrich (Virginia), 10-9.

184-Kirk Smith (Boise State) dec. Michael Cannon (American), 11-2.
     - Max Askren (Missouri) dec.Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming), 9-7 OT

197-Jake Varner (Iowa State) dec. Cam Simaz (Cornell), 6-0.
     -Craig Brester (Nebraska) dec. Hudson Taylor (Maryland), 1-0.

285-David Zabriskie (Iowa Sate) dec. Konrad Dudziak (Duke), 6-5.
     -Jared Rosholt (Oklahoma State) dec. Zachery Rey (Lehigh), 4-0.

Mat Notes...
  
New York State's two top seeded wrestlers advanced to the finals, true freshman Kyle Dake and three-time All-American J.P.O'Connor. Of the Empire State's 24 qualifiers, seven wrestlers have earned All-American honors: the aforementioned Dake and O'Connor, along with Troy Nickerson (125), Torsten Gillespie (149) of Edinboro, Kyle Borshoff (149) of American, Steven Brown (Central Michigan) and Justin Lister (Binghamton), both at 157 pounds. They will wrestle Saturday morning during the "All-American Round", to determine their final placings. Other seeds that advanced to the championship finals were; Jayson Ness (30-0) of Minnesota at 133, Lance Palmer (31-2) of Ohio State at 149, Andrew Howe (36-0) of Wisconsin at 165, Mack lewnes (40-0) of Cornell at 174, Kirk Smith (29-0) of Boise State at 184, four-time finalist and reigning champion Jake Varner (30-0) of Iowa State at 197 and David Zabriskie (25-2) at 285 pounds, both at Iowa State. Iowa is on the verge of capturing their third consecutine NCAA team title and 23rd overall mat crown...

TEAM SCORE
S:
  1.Iowa (120.5)
  2.Cornell (75)
  3.Iowa State (67)
  4.Wisconsin (58.5)
  5.Oklahoma State (57)
  6.Ohio State (56.5)
  7.Minnesota (55)
  8.Oklahoma (54.5)
  9.Penn State (43)
10.Missouri (40.5)
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   Defending team champion Iowa leads the 80th annual NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hawkeyes tallied 120.5 points to lead Cornell (75) and Iowa State with 67 points. The Hawkeyes pushed five wrestlers into the finals including 2009 NCAA champion Brent Metcalf (35-1) at 149 pounds. Cornell's top-seeded Kyle Dake (33-2) edged returning finalist Reece Humphrey (32-4) of Ohio State 3-2 in overtime.  The Big Red's Mack Lewnes (40-0) also advanced in the 174 pound class. Harvard's JP O'Connor (34-0) defeated used a fireman's carry takedown and near fall points a solid 14-2 major decision. Cornell's four-time All-American and defending NCAA champion Troy Nickerson (17-2) continued winning in the consolation rounds.