McClure Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships
Seventh-seeded McClure will take on second-seeded Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State Friday.
March 20, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Seventh-seeded senior heavyweight Mike McClure defeated No. 10 seed Jeremy Johnson of Ohio, 2-1 in the first tiebreaker, Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships to advance to Friday's quarterfinals. McClure will face No. 2 seed Nick Gwiazdowski (40-2) of North Carolina State in tomorrow's afternoon session.
McClure (29-7) rallied to beat Patrick Tasser of Pittsburgh, 6-4 in sudden victory, in the afternoon session.
Junior 184-pounder John Rizqallah, who defeated Lock Haven's Fred Garcia in the first round earlier in the day, dropped an 11-4 decision in the second round to third-seeded Gabriel Dean of Cornell. Rizqallah will wrestle in the consolation round beginning Friday afternoon.
Every match of the NCAA Wrestling Championships is being streamed live on WatchESPN.com and live statistics are available at TrackWrestling.com.