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2021 NCAA Div. I Championship Notes – 133 pounds
The following are notes about the 133-pound weight class at the 2021 NCAA Division I
Championships that will take place March 18-20 in St. Louis.
- #1 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) pinned #8 Chris Cannon (Northwestern), 5:10 — The Cowboy was leading 7-2 — off two takedowns in the first period and a third in the second period — before scoring the fall.
- #4 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) major dec. #5 Micky Phillippi (Pitt) 13-5 — After a challenged was upheld and erased a second first-period takedown, the Hawkeye exploded with three takedowns in the second period and two more in the third for his third bonus point victory.
- #4 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech) dec. #6 Matt Schmitt (Missouri), 1-0 — The only point came off an escape by the Hokie as the Tiger was unable to score after choosing neutral in the third period.
- #2 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) dec. #10 Louie Hayes (Virginia) 4-1 — The Nittany Lion scored the bout’s only takedown midway through the first period and eventually controlled the Cavalier for a riding time point.
- Second Round Notes
- Three wrestlers — Oklahoma State’s top-seed Daton Fix and Iowa’s No. 4 Austin DeSanto and Northwestern’s Chris Cannon — scored falls in this round. Fix was leading Lehigh’s Malyke Hines, 4-1, and used the second takedown to put Hines on his back before scoring the fall with 40 seconds into the second period. DeSanto’s second takedown gave him a 4-1 lead that also put West Virginia’s Ryan Sullivan on his back before the Hawkeye earned the pin at the 1:36 mark. Cannon was losing 6-4 in the first period before using a reversal to put Arizona State’s Michael McGee on his back for the fall as the period ended.
- Virginia Tech’s Korbin Myers beat South Dakota State’s Zach Price, 6-4, but not before the Jackrabbit scored an escape and takedown in the third period. Myers earned a riding time point.
- In consolation, Little Rock’s Paul Bianchi defeated Iowa State’s Zach Redding, 9-4, to capture his school’s first-even victory at an NCAA tournament.