BU Wrestling First Round Results
3/21/2013 (Updated 6:56:51 PM)DES MOINES, I.A. -- All four Bearcat wrestlers that qualified for the NCAAs wrestled in the early session on Thursday.
BU's highest-seeded competitor, senior Donnie Vinson, won his preliminary round battle against Ohio State's Ian Paddock, 9-5. In the field of 32, Vinson was upset by unseeded Kevin Tao of American University, 3-2. With the loss, the best Vinson can do is repeat last year's third place finish.
The Bearcats' other ranked senior, 7-seed Nate Schiedel, had a monster 10-1 win over Duke's Conner Hartman.
First-time qualifier senior Derek Steeley also won his first round matchup against Sam Speno from NC State, 11-6.
The lone junior representative, Cody Reed, lost 4-0 to No. 6 Ryan Loder from Northern Iowa. He was unable to oust a ranked opponent like he did in last year's tournament.
The next set of matches kicks off at 7:30 PM Thursday.
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