5:40pm — Matt defeats Colling 3-1 in a tiebreaker!!! Colling is a 4X New York State Champion, National Champion, and University of Oklahoma recruit. Matt has earned All-American status and will wrestle again tomorrow, and could wrestle three more times as he goes for 3rd place.
5:30pm — Matt Tourdot began his consolation comeback defeating Endhyr Meza from California, 3-0. In his next match against the Kansas State Champion Taylor Wuthnow, Matt was victorious 5-0. One more win and Matt will be an All-American. He is scheduled to wrestle the #4 nationally ranked Kyle Colling from New York.
4:34pm — Matt Tourdot has rebounded nicely from his overtime loss to win two consecutive matches. He defeated Endhyr Meza of California 3-0 before shutting out Kansas’ Taylor Wuthnow’s 5-0. Back in the championship bracket, the guy who Tourdot lost to in the final seconds of the second 30-second overtime has advanced to the finals. That’s how close Tourdot was to competing for a national title.
Despite that, Tourdot is going for the next best thing, which is a 3rd place finish. If he wins his next match today against New York’s Kyle Colling, he will secure All-American status for the second consecutive year. Should he pull out the victory over Colling, Tourdot will have to win two more times to advance to the third place match. Check back here later this evening for updates on Tourdot’s progress.
10:48am — Matt Tourdot lost a very close match this morning to Michigan’s Nicholas McDiarmid 7-6 by tiebreaker. This means they went past the first overtime into two 30 second overtimes. McDiarmid scored on a two-point reversal at the edge of the mat as the 2nd 30 sec. period was ending to pull out the 7-6 win.
Tourdot will wrestle 3 more times later today and needs to win five straight matches to capture third place. I’ll be away from the computer intermittently over the rest of the afternoon so updates might be delayed. One more item of note is that Margo Degenhardt wrestles next weekend at the girls nationals and not this weekend as stated in the previous post.