NCAA Wrestling Tournament: Semifinals Open Thread & Results

By RossWB on March 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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WHAT: 2019 NCAA Wrestling Tournament
WHEN: Session IV (Semifinals) -- Friday, March 22, 2019
START TIME: 7:00 PM CT
WHERE: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA)
TV: ESPN
ONLINE:  WatchESPN / ESPN3
RADIO: Hawkeye All-Access; AM 800 near Iowa City or iHeart Radio (online)

So the early action on Friday didn't go particularly well from an Iowa standpoint; you can read my full recap here. Hopefully the evening session will go better, although the quality of competition is only getting fiercer. 

TEAM SCORE
1) 80.0 -- Penn State (6 in SF)
2) 66.5 -- Ohio State (5 in SF)
3) 56.0 -- Oklahoma State (4 in SF)
4) 43.5 -- Iowa (2 in SF)
5) 40.0 -- Michigan (2 in SF)

On tap in the semifinals: 

WEIGHT IOWA VS OPPONENT
125 #3 Spencer Lee vs #2 Nick Piccinnini (Oklahoma State)
157 #6 Kaleb Young vs #2 Tyler Berger (Nebraska)

And in the consos: 

WEIGHT IOWA VS OPPONENT
133 #7 Austin DeSanto vs #13 Austin Gomez (Iowa State)
141 #22 Max Murin vs #16 Chad Red (Nebraska)
149 #10 Pat Lugo vs #20 Tommy Thorn (Minnesota)
165 #1 Alex Marinelli vs #6 Logan Massa (Michigan)
197 #5 Jacob Warner vs #10 Tom Sleigh (Virginia Tech)
285 #28 Sam Stoll vs #10 Youssif Hemida (Maryland)

I'll be posting results and discussion in the comments, but feel free to join in, too. 

The usual rules apply. 

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