Penn State Leads Gophers at NCAA Wrestling Championships
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three-time defending champion Penn State holds the slimmest of leads heading into the final day of the NCAA national wrestling championships.
The Nittany Lions have 91 points after Friday's action, followed by Minnesota with 90.5 and Oklahoma State with 87.5.
Penn State and Minnesota have two finalists and seven total wrestlers remaining. Oklahoma State has four finalists, but just one other wrestler remaining,
Penn State's David Taylor advanced to the finals for the fourth time. He defeated North Dakota State's Steven Monk 12-5 in the 165-pound semifinals.
Penn State's Ed Ruth also advanced to the finals. The two-time national champion defeated Cornell's Gabriel Dean 5-3 in the 184-pound semifinals. Ruth will face No. 1 seed Jimmy Sheptock of Maryland, who remained unbeaten with a win over Old Dominion's Jack Dechow.
2014 NCAA Division I Championships Results for Minnesota
Minnesota sits in second place with 90.5 team points
133 - David Thorn (28-7)
Cons. Round 4 - David Thorn (Minnesota) 28-7 won by decision over Ryan Mango (Stanford) 30-5 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 5 - David Thorn (Minnesota) 28-7 won by decision over Cody Brewer (Oklahoma) 23-9 (Dec 14-10)
141 - Christopher Dardanes (28-8)
Cons. Round 3 - Christopher Dardanes (Minnesota) 28-8 won in sudden victory - 2 over Josh Dziewa (Iowa) 27-10 (SV-2 3-1)
Cons. Round 4 - Mitchell Port (Edinboro) 30-1 won by major decision over Christopher Dardanes (Minnesota) 28-8 (MD 8-0)
157 - Dylan Ness (23-5)
Semifinal - Dylan Ness (Minnesota) 23-5 won by decision over Ian Miller (Kent St.) 30-5 (Dec 6-4)
165 - Daniel Zilverberg (23-15)
Cons. Round 4 - Daniel Zilverberg (Minnesota) 23-15 won by decision over Josh Veltre (Bloomsburg) 24-7 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 5 - Michael Moreno (Iowa St.) 30-8 won by decision over Daniel Zilverberg (Minnesota) 23-15 (Dec 6-4)
174 - Logan Storley (33-6)
Semifinal - Andrew Howe (Oklahoma) 28-1 won by decision over Logan Storley (Minnesota) 33-6 (Dec 6-3)
184 - Kevin Steinhaus (25-7)
Cons. Round 4 - Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) 25-7 won by decision over Max Thomusseit (Pittsburgh) 21-4 (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 5 - Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) 25-7 won by decision over Jacob Swartz (Boise State) 16-3 (Dec 6-2)
197 - Scott Schiller (32-5)
Semifinal - Nick Heflin (Ohio St.) 28-1 won in tie breaker - 1 over Scott Schiller (Minnesota) 32-5 (TB-1 2-1)
285 - Anthony Nelson (30-4) placed 2nd and scored 20.00 team points.
Semifinal - Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) 30-4 won by decision over Bobby Telford (Iowa) 25-6 (Dec 4-2)