One wrestler remains for Iowa State wrestling after day one of NCAA tournament


Lelund Weatherspoon, an Iowa State RSr., takes on his opponent Kyle Crutchmer in the 174 pound weight division. Weatherspoon lost the match in a close contest 3-2.

Curran Mclaughlin

Iowa State wrestling failed to advance any of its three wrestlers in the championship bracket in day one of the 2017 NCAA wrestling championships.

No. 14 Lelund Weatherspoon made it the farthest, advancing after the first session, but ended up losing in session two.

No. 13 Earl Hall and Marcus Harrington both fell to the backside of the bracket after the first session and were eliminated in session two.

No. 14 Lelund Weatherspoon started his day facing Peter Galli of Stanford at 174.

Tied at one and the clock winding down, Weatherspoon managed to slide around Galli in a scramble to secure a 3-1 victory.

Weatherspoon crossed paths with No. 3 Bo Jordon from Ohio State in session two.

Weatherspoon’s defensive style didn’t pan out against Jordon who rolled through the match to a 10-4 decision.

Hall, a two-time All-American, battled Connor Schram of Stanford in the second session.

The two men traded takedowns and escapes, but Schram held a 6-4 lead in the third period.

Schram was in the top position, but couldn’t keep Hall down.

Hall failed to score a takedown after escaping with only 30 seconds left in the match and lost 6-5.

In the second session, Harrington fell to Ben Honis of Cornell, 11-2.

Session three of the NCAA championships will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday.