March 8, 2013
Seeding has been confirmed and competition brackets have been released for the 2013 Big Ten Championships. Weight classes were confirmed by the conference coaches this afternoon. Six of the ten Gopher wrestlers in the competition received a bye for the first round.
The tournament seeds for Minnesota’s wrestlers are as follows: No. 7 David Thorn (125), No. 6 Chris Dardanes (133), No. 2 Nick Dardanes (141), No. 3 Dylan Ness (149), No. 8 Danny Zilverberg (157), No. 5 Cody Yohn (165), No. 1 Logan Storley (174), No. 2 Kevin Steinhaus (184), No. 2 Scott Schiller (197), and No. 1 Tony Nelson (HWT).
Complete brackets can be found here. First and second-round matches are listed below for Minnesota’s wrestlers.
125 – No. 7 David Thorn (MINN) vs. Joe Duca (IND)
Winner takes on No. 2 Nico Megaludis (PSU)
133 – No. 6 Chris Dardanes (MINN) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 3 Tyler Graff (WIS)/Garrison White (NU)
141 – No. 2 Nick Dardanes (MINN) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 7 Pat Greco (NU)/Steven Rodrigues (ILL)
149 – No. 3 Dylan Ness (MINN) vs. Dylan Marriott (NU)
Winner takes on No. 6 Caleb Ervin (ILL)
157 – Danny Zilverberg (MINN) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 1 Derek St. John (IOWA)/Collin Zeerip (MICH)
165 – No. 5 Cody Yohn (MINN) vs. Nick Proctor (MSU)
Winner takes on No. 4 Nick Moore (IOWA)
174 – No. 1 Logan Storley (MINN) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 9 Scott Liegel (WIS)/No. 8 Dan Yates (MICH)
184 – No. 2 Kevin Steinhaus (MINN) vs. Jacob Berkowitz (NU)
Winner will face No. 7 Luke Sheridan (IND)
197 – No. 2 Scott Schiller (MINN) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 7 Jackson Hein (WIS)/No. 10 Luke Jones (MSU)
HWT – No. 1 Tony Nelson (MINN) receives first-round bye
Faces winner of No. 9 Spencer Johnson (NEB)/No. 8 Ben Apland (MICH)
Wrestlers earn points based on their performance throughout the weekend. All individual points for each squad’s representatives will be combined to determine the team score. Points are awarded for placing in the top eight finishers, distributed as follows: 1st – 16 points; 2nd – 12 points; 3rd – 10 points; 4th – 9 points; 5th – 7 points; 6th – 6 points; 7th – 4 points; 8th – 3 points.
In addition, wrestlers receive marks depending on match outcomes. Following a bye, a win in the championship bracket is worth one point, while a win in consolation is ½ point. A major decision is an extra point as is a technical fall without a near fall. A tech fall with a near fall earns 1 ½. Each fall, forfeit, default, and disqualification is worth two points. One point is awarded for advancement in the championship round and ½ point for advancement in the consolation round.
This year is the 99th edition of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships. Competition begins at 10 a.m. CT tomorrow, Saturday, March 9 and runs through Sunday, March 10. Get all the information for the conference tournament on the championship central page.
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