UPDATE: Kennard-Dale High grad Chance Marsteller finishes fourth in 165 class at NCAA meet
- Wrestler Chance Marsteller finished fourth in the 165-pound class at the NCAA meet.
- That finish earned Marsteller All-America recognition.
- The top eight wrestlers in each weight class are considered All-Americans.
Wrestler Chance Marsteller is a 2018 NCAA Division I All-American.
The Kennard-Dale High School graduate finished fourth at 165 pounds in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class are considered All-Americans.
Marsteller went 5-2 in his NCAA tournament debut and became Lock Haven University's 41st wrestling All-American. The redshirt junior finished the year at 44-4 overall. His 44 wins set a single-season school record.
The ninth-seeded Marsteller opened Saturday's action in the consolation semifinals vs. second-seeded David McFadden of Virginia Tech and earned a 5-3 victory.
The win over McFadden pushed Marsteller into the third-place bout. where Marsteller fell to No. 10 seed Evan Wick of Wisconsin. Marsteller started the second period in the bottom position leading 4-1 after two first-period takedowns, but Wick caught him in a cradle early in the second and earned the fall.
Marsteller's other loss in the event came in his 165-pound quarterfinal match on Friday afternoon to Illinois' Isaiah Martinez, 10-1. Martinez was the No. 1 seed.
Marsteller, however, bounced back nicely to win two consolation matches later Friday.
In his first consolation, Marsteller beat No. 6 seed Richie Lewis of Rutgers, 4-2, and followed that with a 9-7 win over No. 8 seed Chandler Rogers. Marsteller and Rogers were former teammates at Oklahoma State.
Marsteller earned a pair of victories on Thursday, capturing a major decision over Indiana's Bryce Martin in the first round, 9-1, and then grabbing a 5-3 decision over Brown's Jonathan Viruet in the second round. Both Martin and Viruet were unseeded.
Viruet had upset Rogers in the first round, 6-5.