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Semifinals (March 17 – 7 p.m.)
#4 Matt Ramos (Purdue) fall #1 Spencer Lee (Iowa), 6:59 — In an instant classic, Ramos jumped out to an early lead with a big throw in the first period to go up 4-1. Lee, who chose top to start the second period, used a bar tilt to rack up four nearfall points and a 5-4 lead plus riding time advantage. But the third period belonged to Ramos, who surrendered an early third period takedown but hit a cement mixer in the final minute and secured a fall with just one second left to dethrone the three-time NCAA champion Hawkeye.
#2 Pat Glory (Princeton) dec. #3 Liam Cronin (Nebraska), 8-2 — Glory scored in the first 10 seconds with a shot right off the whistle and never looked back. The Tiger scored two more takedowns and racked up nearly five minutes of riding time to punch his second consecutive trip to the national finals.
Quarterfinals (March 17 – 11 a.m.)
#1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) major dec. #8 Anthony Noto (Lock Haven), 14-4 — While the three-time defending national champ added a 14th all-time bonus point victory, he also got a scare from Noto in the first meeting between these two. Lee led 10-0 after scoring a takedown and a pair of four-point nearfalls, before Noto put Lee on is back in the second period for a four-point nearfall. Lee eventually scored two escapes and ended the bout on a takedown with three seconds left.
#4 Matt Ramos (Purdue) dec. #28 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia), 8-7. – In a wild back-and-forth battle, Ramos controlled much of the match before surrendering a late takedown that put the upset-minded Mountaineer in the lead with under 20 seconds to wrestle. Ramos then hit a series of Granby rolls and found himself on the winning end of a scramble with four ticks remaining, giving Tony Ersland his first All-American for the Boilermakers.
#3 Liam Cronin (Nebraska) dec. #27 Eddie Ventresca (Va. Tech), 3-1 sv – The Husker earned a second win over the Hokie this season but it was much tougher and ended with 1:12 left in sudden victory when Cronin scored the takedown.
#2 Pat Glory (Princeton) dec. #10 Brandon Courtney (Arizona State), 8-4. – While Glory controlled the match early in this battle of former NCAA finalists. Courtney rallied in the third period, scoring two takedowns of his own to bring the deficit to within two. With 20 seconds remaining, the Sun Devil’s late Flying Squirrel attempt was stifled, as the Tiger punched his ticket to the semifinals for the second consecutive season.
Second Round (March 16 – 6 p.m.)
First Round (March 16 – 11 a.m. CDT)
• Top two seeds, Iowa’s Spencer Lee and Princeton’s Pat Glory each scored first-period pins.
All-American Round (March 18 – 10 a.m.)
Finals (March 18 – 6 p.m.)