ST. LOUIS — American University wrestlers Josh Terao (125) and Jeric Kasunic (197) both fell in Consolation Rounds at the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Friday morning to conclude the season for the Eagles.
Terao fell in his consolation match 5-2 to Brock Hudkins of Northern Illinois. Terao took a 2-0 lead, but Hudkins scored on an escape and a stall on Terao in the first period. The score remained tied until a reversal in the third and riding time pushed Hudkins to victory.
Terao picked up his 50th career win during the championship and his 29th win of the season.
Kasunic dropped his bout to Brad Johnson of Oklahoma, 3-2. Johnson led 2-0 after an early takedown, but Kasunic tied the score in the second period with a near fall. However, Johnson recovered with an escape for the winning point.
Kasunic won his 25th win last night, his 67th of his career. His pinfall victory was his ninth of the season and 30th career.
Terao and Kasunic will return next season for the Eagles.
The NCAA Championships conclude Saturday at the Scottrade Center.