COLUMBUS, Ohio – Buckeye wrestler and senior team captain Reece Humphrey became a two-time All-American Saturday morning after finishing third at 141 pounds in the 2010 NCAA Championships. Joining Humphrey as an All-American is junior Nikko Triggas, who finished eighth in the 125-pound weight class at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.
A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Humphrey wrapped up his career at Ohio State as a four-time NCAA championship qualifier with a 117-33 overall record. The 2009 Big Ten and NCAA Championships runner-up at 133 pounds, Humphrey also was the 2010 Big Ten runner-up (141). In his final two matches of his collegiate career, Humphrey, the fourth seed, posted a 15-4 major decision over Ohio’s Germane Lindsey before beating Oklahoma’s and fifth seed Zack Bailey, 3-2.
As a three-time NCAA championships qualifier, Triggas earned his first All-America laurel Saturday morning. The Moraga, Calif., native finished eighth after dropping a 9-3 decision to Anthony Robles of Arizona State.
The Buckeyes remain in seventh place with 62 points with one more match to go. Senior and No. 1 seed Lance Palmer will attempt to win his first and only individual national title in the 149-pound bracket against Iowa’s and No. 2 seed Brent Metcalf at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday. The finals of the 2010 NCAA Championships will air live on ESPN and ESPN360.com.
2010 NCAA Championships
Through Session 5
1. 122.5 Iowa
2. 86.0 Cornell
3. 69.0 Oklahoma
4. 67.0 Iowa State
5. 66.5 Wisconsin
6. 65.0 Oklahoma State
7. 62.0 Ohio State
8. 59.0 Minnesota
9. 49.0 Penn State
10. 44.0 Missouri
Fred Santaite (Boston University) DEC Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) D 8-7
Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) DEC Allen Bartelli (Boise State) D 4-1
Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) DEC Ben Kjar (Utah Valley State) D 4-0
Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) DEC James Nicholson (Old Dominion) D 7-6
Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) DEC Jarrod Garnett (Virginia Tech) D 7-6
Zach Sanders (Minnesota) DEC Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) D 8-3
Anthony Robles (Arizona State) DEC Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) D 9-3
Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) DEC Dalton Jensen (Iowa State) M 11-3
Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) DEC Michael Mangrum (Oregon State) D 4-3
Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) DEC Seth Ciasulli (Lehigh) D 5-3
Kyle Dake (Cornell) DEC Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) D 3-2TB1
Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) DEC Germane Lindsey (Ohio) MD 15-4
Reece Humphrey (Ohio State) DEC Zack Bailey (Oklahoma) D 3-2