NCAA Wrestling Championships 2012 Results, Brackets And Schedule

SB Nation ( brings you coverage of the 2012 NCAA Division I national wrestling championships. This year's championships are being held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The leading team for a win is Penn State, which is coached by Olympic gold medalist and four-time NCAA national champion Cael Sanderson. Tournament favorites include Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver, Stanford's Nick Amuchastegi, Penn State's David Taylor, Cornell's Kyle Dake and more. This year's tournament will air on ESPN3, ESPN U and ESPN. We will provide news, bracket updates and results.

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NCAA Wrestling Championships 2012 Results: Penn State's David Taylor, Cornell's Kyle Dake Continue Dominance

What a quarterfinals. Three pins alone at 133lbs, major upsets and continued dominance from top seeds like Cornell's Kyle Dake, Penn State's David St. Martin and despite not competing as much this year as many others, American University's Ryan Flores.

As of the end of the quarterfinals, Penn State is still in the leadwith 78.5 points. Cornell is in second with 61.5. Iowa is running third at 58.5 while Minnesota drops two spots to fourth with 56 points. Oklahoma State currently sits fifth with 50 points.

In terms of important matches, Penn State's tenth-seeded Nico Megaludis decisioned Minnesota's Zach Sanders. Sanders entered the tourney just behind Iowa's Matt McDonough. Penn State continues to roll off the backs of performances by Frank Molinaro, David Taylor, Quentin Wright and also Ed Ruth.

149lbs proved to be a bit of an open division as third-seeded Cole Von Ohlen was toppled by sixth seed Tyler Nauman of Pittsburgh. Jamal Parks, who was undefeated entering the tourney, lost to Dylan Ness (#7). The quarterfinals also saw our first number-one seed upended. Wyoming's Joe LeBlanc was absolutely manhandled by Austin Trotman of Appalachian State.

While he's ultimately in the toughest bracket to win for anyone not named David Taylor, Maryland's Josh Asper defeated second-seeded Shane Onufer of Wyoming.

In terms of mixed martial arts prospects, Borislav Novachkov of Cal Poly lost to Iowa's Montell Marion. Edinboro's Chris Honeycutt, however, moves on to the semis.

Tonight's semifinals kicks off at 7pm ET. Full results of today's matches:

125 pounds

Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec. Ryan Mango (Stanford), 13-3
Nico Megaludis (Penn State) dec. Zach Sanders (Minnesota), 7-4
Nic Bedelyon (Kent State) dec. Jesse Delgado (Illinois), 8-5
Frank Perrelli (Cornell) vs. Anthony Zanetta (Pitt), 6-3

133 pounds

Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State) pins Zach Stevens (Michigan)
Logan Stieber (Ohio State) dec. Chris Dardanes (Minnesota), 7-4
Tony Ramos (Iowa) pins Steven Keith (Harvard)
B.J. Futrell (Illinois) pins Joe Colon (Northern Iowa)

141 pounds

Kellen Russell (Michigan) dec. Nick Dardanes (Minnesota), 7-3
Kendric Maple (Oklahoma) dec. Zack Neibert (Virginia Tech), 5-3
Montell Marion (Iowa) dec. Boris Novachkov (Cal Poly), 7-6
Hunter Stieber (Ohio State) dec. Mike Mangrum (Oregon State), 6-5

149 pounds

Frank Molinaro (Penn State) dec. Eric Grajales (Michigan), 10-2
Dylan Ness (Minnesota) dec. Jamal Parks (Oklahoma State), 3-2
Tyler Nauman (Pitt) dec. Cole VonOhlen (Air Force), 9-5
Justin Accordino (Hofstra) dec. Nick Lester (Oklahoma), 11-3


Kyle Dake (Cornell) pins Frank Hickman (Bloomsburg)
Derek St. John (Iowa) dec. Dylan Alton (Penn State), 3-1
Jason Welch (Northwestern) dec. No. 11 James Green (Nebraska), 2-1
Ganbayar Sanjaa (American) dec. David Kolodzik (Princeton), 7-3


David Taylor (Penn State) pins Robert Kolesh (Nebraska)
Bedzod Abdurakmonov (Clarion) dec. P.J. Gillespie (Hofstra), 5-1
Josh Asper (Maryland) dec. Shane Onufer (Wyoming), 5-3
Brandon Hatchett (Lehigh) dec. Andrew Sorenson (Iowa State), 7-3


Ed Ruth (Penn State) dec. Nick Heflin (Ohio State), 11-4
Chris Perry (Oklahoma State) dec. Jordan Blanton (Illinois), 3-2
Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford) vs. Nick DesRoches (Cal Poly)
Logan Storley (Minnesota) vs. Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa), 3-1


Quentin Wright (Penn State) pins Ben Bennett (Central Michigan)
Steve Bosak (Cornell) dec. Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota), 1-0
Austin Trotman (Appalachian State) dec. Joe LeBlanc (Wyoming), 12-9
Robert Hamlin (Lehigh) dec. Josh Ihren (Nebraska), 7-4


Cam Simaz (Cornell) dec. Alfonzo Hernandez (Wyoming), 8-2
Chris Honeycutt (Edinboro) dec. Sonny Yohn (Minnesota), 9-4
Matt Wilps (Pitt) pins Brent Haynes (Missouri)
Cayle Byers (Oklahoma State) dec. James Nakashima (Nebraska), 5-4


Ryan Flores (American) pins Andrew Delaney (Citadel)
Tony Nelson (Minnesota) pins Mike McMullan (Northwestern)
Clayton Jack (Oregon State) dec. Cameron Wade (Penn State), 7-0
Zach Rey (Lehigh) dec. Bobby Telford (Iowa), 2-0


2012 NCAA Wrestling Championship Results: Penn State Leading After Session 1

As many expected, the Penn State Nittany Lions lead by head coach and Olympic gold medalist Cael Sanderson were off to a roaring start in St. Louis after the first session for the 2012 NCAA Division I national wrestling championships. Strong performances by David Taylor, Quentin Wright and Frank Molinaro (as well as a host of bonus points) helped the team out to an early if narrow lead. Full bracket updates can be viewed here.

The team standings after the first round have Penn State in front, but not with a commanding lead, at least not yet:

1. Penn State 25.5
2. Minnesota 22
3. Oklahoma St. 17.5
4. Cornell 17
5. Iowa 17

Today's second session will kick off at 7:30 pm ET local time.


Iowa's Matt McDonough gave up an early takedown, but took over immediately after by pinning Jared Germaine of Eastern Michigan at 3:14. Stanford's Ryan Mango moved on as did Minnesota's Zach Sanders.


Oklahoma State's Jordan Oliver absolutely rolled in his first round match, getting the fall just after two minutes over Frank Marotelli of Penn State. Other top-seeded wrestlers like Iowa's Tony Ramos, Ohio State's Logan Stieber and Virginia Tech's Devin Carter easily advanced.

As for the University of Pennsylvania, twelfth-seeded Bryan Ortenzo was upset by Central Michigan's Zach Horan in a decision 5-4.


Top seed and defending national champion Kellen Russell out of Michigan cruised in his first round match, besting Nicholas Hucke of Missouri 6-1. Fourth-seeded Michael Mangrum of Oregon State had a tough match against unseeded Joshua Kindig of Oklahoma State, but managed to win 6-4 in OT.

Zach Neibert of Virginia Tech managed to upset tenth-ranked John Sueflohn of Nebraska. But as expected, other top seeds such as Kendric Maple of Oklahoma, Borislav Novachkov of Cal Poly and Hunter Stieber of Ohio State easily moved to the next round.


Penn State's Frank Molinaro easily moved to the next round, beating Christopher Villalonga of Cornell 9-0. Third seed Cole VanOhlen also cruised as did two-seed Jamal Parks.

In terms of upsets, ninth-seeded David Habat of Edinboro was upset by Nick Brascetta of Virginia Tech in a tightly contested match (3-1). 149 also say Justin Accordino of Hofstra get past twelfth-seed Ivan Lopouchanski of Purdue. But the biggest upset of the division for this session has to be fourth-seed Donald Vinson of Binghamton losing to Nick Lester of Oklahoma 9-4. Corey Jantzen of Harvard also defeated tenth-seed Cam Tessari of Ohio St.


Two-time defending national champion easily moved on, pinning John Nicholson of Old Dominion in just over a minute. He'll face Joshua Kreimier of Air Force in his next match. Two-seed Derek St. John and three-seed Jason Welch also easily advanced.

In terms of upsets, Walter Peppelman of Harvard - the fourth seed - was pinned by David Bonin of Northern Iowa at 2:55 of the matc.


To no one's surprise, Penn State's David Taylor easily moved, pinning Corey Lear of Bucknell in just over a minute. He'll face Brandon Wright of Chattanooga in the next round of the tourney. Andrew Sorensen (three seed) and Shane Onufer (two seed) also moved on.

Ninth-seed Conrad Polz of Illinois was upset by unseeded Patrick Graham of Oklahoma in an easy 8-3 decision. Sixth seed Peter Yates of Virginia Tech was easily bested by Dallas Bailey Oklahoma State 13-2.


Ed Ruth, the top-seeded wrestler in this weight class, also rolled. He pinned Jim Resnick of Rider in just over a minute. Nick Amuchastegui advanced by pin as well. Three-seed Chris Perry. Perry defeated Chris Moon of Virginia Tech 9-4.


Top seed Joe LeBlanc moved on to the next round where he'll face Erich Smith of Pennsylvania next. Robert Hamlin of Lehigh and Ben Bennett of Central Michigan, the other two top seeds, also advanced to the next round.

Other than that, there were no major upsets of seeded wrestlers.


As expected, Cornell's Cam Simaz easily got past Brandon Palik of Drexel winning by tech fall 12-1. Chris Honeycutt of Edinboro and Matthew Wilps of Pittsburgh, the other top seeds, also advanced.

There were upsets, however. Cody Reed of Binghamton got past four seed Christian Boley of Maryland. Boley had a hand a knee wrap headed into the match.


Defending national champion Zach Rey had a tough first round match and barely squeaked by Adam Chantal of Indiana in sudden death with a questionable takedown call.

Number 1 seed Ryan Flores of American rolled with two pins, the first coming in the pigtail rounds. The second came over Devon Mellon of Missouri at 4:23 of the match.

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