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:
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
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)
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
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