Franco Still Alive; Army Wrestlers Bow Out
Day 1 is in the books at the NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships being held in Des Moines, Iowa and former Monroe Woodbury wrestler Jamie Franco is wrestling. Franco, who wrestles buy cialis online without a prescription at 133 for Hofstra, lost his opening round bout by a score of 3-2 to Shelton Mack of Pitt. In his first consolation bout, Franco scored an overtime takedown to defeat Brandon Gambucci of Duke by a 6-4 margin. Next up for Franco is University of North Carolina’s Joe Ward.
Army Wrestling had a great 2012-2013 season which included 4 NCAA qualifiers in Connor Hanafee (141), Daniel Young (149), Paul Hancock (165), and Bryce Barnes (197). Unfortunately all four Black Knights were eliminated on Day 1 of the tournament but the future of Army Wrestling is very bright….Build and Believe!
Two-time defending champions Penn State lead the team race after Day 1 followed by Oklahoma State and Minnesota. The much anticipated showdown at 165 is still “on course” as both Cornell’s Kyle Dake (Lansing NY, Section 4) and Penn State’s David Taylor have advanced to the quarterfinal round. Every round of the tournament is available for viewing on one or more of the ESPN channels. Check your local listings for details.