#10 Terao Posts Victory in Session One of NCAA Championships


Session 1: Brackets / Team Scores

No. 10 David Terao remains in the championship bracket at the conclusion of the first session of the 2014 NCAA Championships in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Thursday afternoon. 

Terao registered a reversal with 25 seconds remaining in his first round match against Old Dominion's Brandon Jeske to send it to overtime. The redshirt sophomore notched a pair of near fall points in the final seconds of the tiebreaker period for the 5-3 victory.

American's two other wrestlers, No. 13 Daniel Mitchell and Blake Herrin will wrestle in the wrestlebacks tonight after dropping their opening matches. Mitchell dropped a 4-2 decision to Timmy McCall of Wisconsin and Herrin was edged, 4-1, by 10th-seeded Jeremy Johnson of Ohio. 

Penn State currently leads the team race with 16.5 points after the first session. Session 2 gets underway tonight at 6 p.m. CST (7 p.m. EST). Follow all of the action live on Twitter, www.twitter.com/AU_Wrestling.

10th-Seed David Terao – 125 lbs.

Terao advanced to the second round with a 5-3 decision over Old Dominion's Brandon Jeske. After a scoreless first period, Jeske had the escape in the second but Terao answered with one to start the third period. Jeske answered with a takedown to go back on top but Terao was able to get the reversal with 25 seconds remaining to send it to overtime. Terao secured the win on a near fall as the clock wound down in the first tiebreaker period. He will face Eastern Michigan's Jared Germaine in the second round. 

13th-Seed Daniel Mitchell – 197 lbs.

Mitchell dropped his opening match of the NCAA Championships, 4-2, to Timmy McCall of Wisconsin. Mitchell took a 1-0 lead on an escape and tied it up at 2-all in the third period after a reversal by McCall. But McCall was able to score the late takedown for the 4-2 decision. Mitchell will face the winner of a consolation pigtail between Virginia's Zach Nye and Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State.

Blake Herrin - HWT

Herrin was edged in his first round match, 3-1, by the No. 10 seed Jeremy Johnson of Ohio. Johnson went up 1-0 on an escape and Herrin was able to tie it up in the third period. Johnson scored a takedown after Herrin's escape for the 4-1 decision with riding time. Herrin will take on Pittsburgh's Patrick Tasser in the consolation bracket.