#1 Sebastian Rivera (Northwestern/Christian Brothers Academy/Jackson, NJ) loses 8-2 decision to Jack Mueller (Virginia). This match was all Mueller, who ended with 5:26 of riding time for the match, including 2:54 in the first period. Mueller was the aggressor and outstanding on top for most of the match, as Rivera was almost helpless underneath.
#3 Nick Suriano (Rutgers/Bergen Catholic/Paramus, NJ) wins 4-1 decision over Stevan Macic (Michigan). Suriano scored and early takedown, an escape to open the second, and earned a point for 3:31 of riding time. He was in control in the first two periods, with Macic battling him in the third.
#2 Joey McKenna (Ohio State/Blair Academy/Towaco, NJ) wins a 4-3 decision over Nick Lee (Penn State), with McKenna’s one point for riding time being the difference. After a 0-0 first period, Lee earned a point with an escape, followed by the two trading escapes before McKenna had a takedown. Lee had two more escpapes, but they were not enough to defeat McKenna.
#1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers/South Plainfield) wins a 2-0 decision over Matt Kolodzik (Princeton). After a scoreless first period, Ashnault earned an escape point for a 1-0 lead. After the two jockeyed for position on their feet in the first two periods, Ashnault went for the points and came close to a few takedowns. But Kolodzik did enough to keep Ashnault from gaining control. Kolodzik attempted escapes, but he could not break Ashnault’s grasp, with Ashnault earning his second point for riding time.
#8 Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech/Bound Brook) wins a 5-2 decision over Evan Wick (Wisconsin). Lewis started with a takedown before Wick earned one for an escpape. Lewis escaped in the second period to make it 3-1 and took down Wick late in the match for his final points.
#1 Myles Martin (Ohio State/McDonough of Maryland/Penns Grove, NJ) loses a 5-4 decision to Max Dean of Cornell on a late takedown by Dean. The match began with a quick takedown by Martin, followed by an escape by Dean. Dean escaped to tie it at 2-2 in the second. Martin went in front on a reversal to begin the third and allowed Dean to escape to make it 4-3. This set the stage for Dean’s win with approximately 20 seconds left to win the match.
#2 Anthony Cassar (Penn State/Montgomery) wins a 4-3 decision over Gable Steveson (Minnesota) with pone point for riding time being the difference. Steveson carried a 2-0 lead going into the third period when Cassar received one point for an escape and two for an eventual takedown to go in front, 3-2. Steveson’s escape tied it at 3, but Cassar’s 1:01 in riding time gave him the match.