Tao Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships; Herrin Remains in the Field After Session 2

Tao Advances to Quarterfinals at NCAA Championships; Herrin Remains in the Field After Session 2

Session 2: Brackets
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Two American University wrestlers remain in action after the second session of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, including Kevin Tao who advanced to Friday's quarterfinals.

Tao earned a 9-3 decision over Raymond Borja of Navy in his second round match to head to remain in the championship bracket. Borja scored the first takedown before Tao came back to take the advantage in the second period on his way to the victory

Blake Herrin will also compete tomorrow morning after registering a 7-3 decision over Cornell's Stryker Lane in the consolation bracket. David Terao was eliminated after dropping a 13-0 major decision to 10th-seeded Josh Martinez of Air Force. 

The action gets underway tomorrow, Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m. EST for Session 3, which will feature the quarterfinal matches as well as more wrestlebacks.

David Terao – 125

Terao was eliminated on Thursday night after dropping a 13-0 major decision to 10th-seeded Josh Martinez of Air Force. Martinez jumped out to a 5-0 advantage in the first period as he built up his riding time advantage. He added consecutive takedowns in the second period and went on for the 13-0 major decision over Terao. Terao closes out the year with a record of 28-14.

Kevin Tao - 149

Tao faced Navy's Raymond Borja in a rematch of the EIWA consolation semifinals. Borja scored the first takedown of the match but Tao battled back for the 6-3 advantage at the end of the second period. He added another takedown in the third and with the riding time advantage was able to secure the 9-3 decision. Tao will take on Missouri's Drake Houdashelt in the quarterfinals.

Blake Herrin – HWT

Herrin remained alive with a 7-3 decision over Cornell's Stryker Lane in his wrestleback on Thursday night. Herrin posted the first takedown of the match in the first period and went up 4-1 in the second. The redshirt junior continued to add points, getting the reversal on his way to the 7-3 decision. Herrin faces the Citadel's Odie Delaney tomorrow morning.