Terao Wins Twice, Boyle Splits at NCAA Wrestling

Terao Wins Twice, Boyle Splits at NCAA Wrestling

On Camera - David Terao

On Camera - John Boyle

On Camera - Head Coach Teague Moore

ST. LOUISDavid Terao won twice, including a victory over two-time defending champion Jesse Delgado of Illinois, while John Boyle split his matches Thursday as American University went 3-1 overall at the NCAA Wrestling Championships.

Terao advanced to the quarterfinals of the 125-pound bracket with a 12-10 win over No. 9-seed Dylan Peters of Northern Iowa and a 4-2 decision over Delgado. He will wrestle Friday morning against top-seeded and undefeated Alan Waters of Missouri.
Friday's early session begins at 11 a.m. EDT.
 
Boyle, seeded eighth at 157, defeated Steven Hernandez of Boise State, 6-2, but fell 3-2 to Nick Brascetta of Virginia Tech in his second match. Boyle will enter the second round of the wrestle-backs on Friday morning.
 
Terao got the first point of the match against Delgado with an escape with 1:27 left in the second period. Following an early third-period escape by Delgado, Terao went ahead when Delgado was assessed a penalty point with 1:06 left.
 
Terao picked up the lone takedown of the match with 50 seconds left to go ahead 4-1 and Delgado got a late escape.
 
After a scoreless first period, Brascetta and Boyle traded early-period escapes in the second and third period of their match. Brascetta got the decisive takedown with 1:28 left in the match and held on for the win.
 
Terao fell behind early in his first-round match with Peters. Down 2-1, he got a takedown with 1:08 left in the first period and got a quick two-point near fall to end the period ahead 5-2.
 
It was 5-4 when Terao went to work again, getting a reversal and another two-point near fall to go ahead with 1:14 left in the second period. Peters got an escape near the end of the period.
 

Terao was up 10-7 when Peters got a takedown with 1:04 left. Terao escaped, but lost a penalty point for stalling to cut his lead to 11-10. He sealed the win with an escape with 14 seconds to go.

The win was the 100th of Terao's career, making him one of six Eagles all time to hit that milestone.
 
Boyle got a takedown with 20 seconds left in the opening period. He got an early escape, then another takedown with 1:13 left in the second to take a 5-1 lead into the third.
 
He advanced by allowing an escape but getting the riding-time point for the 6-2 win.
 
Boyle is making his first appearance at the NCAAs.