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2022 NCAA Division I Championships – 133 Pounds
#1 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State) dec. #25 Brian Courtney (Virginia), 13-6. – The returning NCAA champion scored a takedown in eight seconds and never looked back, controlling the unexpected Cavalier quarterfinalist in a match that was plagued by several long coaches’ challenges.
#5 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) major dec. #4 Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech), 9-0. – Leading 7-0 — after scoring a four-point nearfall with 52 seconds left in the second period — and with riding time assured in the final 20 seconds, the Hawkeye shot and scored late to secure bonus points for Iowa and a berth into the semifinals.
#3 Michael McGee (Arizona State) dec. 6. Dylan Ragusin (Michigan), 8-7 — Trailing 4-3 entering the third period — after each wrestler scored a takedown —the Sun Devil scored off a reversal to open the period, then added another takedown with 1:37 left. The Wolverine did score a reversal to tie the bout 7-7 with 1:20 left, but then cut McGee 11 seconds later hoping to scoring another takedown.
#2 Daton Fix (Oklahoma State) pinned 10. Chris Cannon (Northwestern), 1:53 – Leading 2-0 on a takedown scored midway through the first period, the Cowboy caught the Wildcat on his back outside the circle but still scored the fall.
133 pounds – Round 2 Notes
Virginia’s #25 Brandon Courtney continued his strong tournament with an 8-7 victory over Penn’s #9 Michael Colaiocco, who led 5-1 in the second period before the Cavalier took the Quaker to his back to lead 7-6 after two periods.
Iowa’s Austin DeSanto scored takedowns in the second and third periods to beat Pitt’s Micky Phillippi, 5-2.
Top-seed Roman Bravo-Young was leading 4–0 when he pinned Navy’s Kodehandt in 4:46. The Nittany Lion has given his team three bonus points after two rounds.
Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix scored two takedowns, the second coming with seven seconds left in the second period for the victory over NC State’s Kai Orine, who cut the margin to 5-4 on a takedown with 19 seconds left.
133 pounds – Round 1 Notes
There were two big upsets at this weight, especially when Purdue’s No. 20 Matt Ramos pinned Illinois’ returning All-American Lucas Byrd in 2:27 of their bout. Ramos, who improved his record to 19-8 was lead 2-0 after scoring a takedown with 43 seconds left in the period. Byrd finished fifth in 2021 after the Illini lost in the second round, but came back to win five of six wrestleback.
In the other upset, Virginia’s No. 25 Brian Courtney edged Michigan State’s All-American Rayvon Foley, 4-2. The Cavalier trailed 2-0 entering the third period, but reversed the Spartan to his back for a two-point nearfall in the final 29 seconds.
Session I (First Round) Notes/Quotes – March 17 (beginning 12 noon EST)
Session II (Second Round) Notes/Quotes – March 17 (beginning 7 p.m. EST)
Session III (Quarterfinal) Notes/Quotes – March 18 (beginning 11 a.m. EST)
Session IV (Semifinal) Notes/Quotes – March 18 (beginning 8 p.m. EST)
Session V (All-American Round) Notes/Quotes – March 19 (beginning 11 a.m. EST)
Session VI (Finals) Notes/Quotes – March 19 (beginning 11 a.m. EST)