It’s separation day. Moving day. Judgment day. We’re separating the goats from the sheep in this round. The contenders from the pretenders.
Ninety (of 330) wrestlers have already been trimmed from the competition. Those left all have aches, pains, a second straight weigh-in - and the competition only gets tougher. By the end of this morning, another 120 wrestlers will have been cut out.
Welcome to Session 3.
SESSION THREE MATCH-UPS
The easy matches are long gone. And strangely, this will be a first meeting for most of our Lions with their respective opponents - except for Bo, who’s twice beaten Nebraska’s Dudley (last year’s finalist) this season.
A win in the quarterfinals counts as 7 team points; that’s 1 for advancement, plus an extra 6, for reaching the semi-finals (because semi-finalists are guaranteed to finish no worse than 6th place). Thus, as always, but especially this quarterfinal round, it pays to win.
GoPSUSports’ Ironhead Byers radio call
ESPN3 free video stream
Penn State Wrestling Club dynamic team scoring
TrackWrestling dashboard, mat assignments
Helpful hint on mat assignments - it looks like the quarterfinals will be on Mats 3, 4, 5, and 6 - the interior mats, while the consolations (wrestled simultaneously) will be on the outside mats (mats 1, 2, 7, and 8).