2022 NCAA Wrestling Tournament: Session III Open Thread + Results

By RossWB on March 18, 2022 at 8:56 am
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WHAT: 2022 Big Ten Wrestling Tournament
WHEN: Friday, March 18
Session III -- 10:00 AM CT
WHERE: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)
TV: ESPNU
RADIO: iHeart Radio | AM 800 KXIC
STREAM: WatchESPN
MOBILE: WatchESPN
TWITTER: @Hawks_Wrestling | @IowaWRLive@IowaAwesome | @IowaOnBTN

NOTE: Don't forget to follow all the action during the game and chat with your fellow Iowa fans in the Go Iowa Awesome discord! (More info here.)

Updated brackets here.

TEAM SCORE

1) 27.5 -- Penn State
2) 22.0 -- Arizona State
3) 21.5 -- NC State
4) 21.0 -- Michigan
5) 20.5 -- Iowa

Let's recap the Day 1 action at the NCAA Tournament. The good news is that all 10 of Iowa's wrestlers are still alive in the tournament; the bad news is that only six of them are still on the championship side of the bracket. 

SESSION I

125: #20 Fabian Gutierrez (Chattanooga) DEC (12-9) #13 Drake Ayala
133: #5 Austin DeSanto TECH FALL (19-3) #28 Sidney Flores (Air Force)
141: #2 Jaydin Eierman DEC (11-4) #31 Wilfredo Gil (Franklin & Marshall)
149: #8 Max Murin FALL (4:49) #25 Corbyn Munson (Central Michigan)
157: #9 Kaleb Young DEC (3-2) #24 Doug Zapf (Penn)
165: #3 Alex Marinelli DEC (7-2) #30 Evan Barczak (Drexel)
174: #5 Michael Kemerer DEC (4-0) #28 Benjamin Pasiuk (Army)
184: #15 Hunter Bolen (Virginia Tech) DEC (6-3) #18 Abe Assad
197: #6 Jacob Warner MAJ DEC (8-0) #27 Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado)
285: #3 Tony Cassioppi DEC (4-0) #30 Josh Heindelman (Oklahoma)

SESSION II

Second Round matches

133: #5 Austin DeSanto DEC (5-2) #12 Micky Phillippi (Pitt)
141: #15 Kizhan Clarke (North Carolina) DEC (4-2 SV) #2 Jaydin Eierman
149: #8 Max Murin DEC (8-4) #9 Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State)
157: #8 Will Lewan (Michigan) DEC (3-1 SV) #9 Kaleb Young
165: #3 Alex Marinelli DEC (8-2) #19 Justin McCoy (Virginia)
174: #5 Michael Kemerer DEC (9-4) #12 Cade DeVos (South Dakota State)
197: #6 Jacob Warner DEC (3-1) #11 Thomas Penola (Purdue)
285: #3 Tony Cassioppi MAJ DEC (12-3) #14 Luke Luffman (Illinois)

Consolation Round matches

125: #13 Drake Ayala DEC (7-1) #29 Joe Manchio (Columbia)
184: #18 Abe Assad DEC (9-3) #31 AJ Burkhart (Lehigh)

Nothing too unexpected from those results, really, aside from Eierman going down in the second round. But his knee appears to be pretty messed up, which would go a long way in explaining his performance here, sadly. 

SESSION III MATCHES

Quarterfinals

133: #5 Austin DeSanto vs #4 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech)
149: #8 Max Murin vs #1 Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell)
165: #3 Alex Marinelli vs #6 Cameron Amine (Michigan)
174: #5 Michael Kemerer vs #4 Hayden Hidlay (NC State)
197: #6 Jacob Warner vs #3 Eric Schultz (Nebraska)
285: #3 Tony Cassioppi vs #6 Jordan Wood (Lehigh)

Lots of tough matchups here, frankly. Win as many as you can, fellas. 

Consolation Round Matches

125: #13 Drake Ayala vs #14 Jakob Camacho (NC State)
141: #2 Jaydin Eierman vs #17 Dylan D'Emilio (Ohio State)
157: #9 Kaleb Young vs #23 Markus Hartman (Army)
184: #18 Abe Assad vs #16 Dakota Geer (Oklahoma State)

I'll post updates below and on Twitter and Discord, but feel free to join in as well. 

Go Hawks. 

Session III action will air on ESPNU and while they'll show multiple matches at once (probably), they won't necessarily be showing Iowa matches. But all matches will be available via WatchESPN (linked above). I'll try to update match assignments in Discord, but you can also follow @Hawks_Wrestling on Twitter for that info. 

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