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Lane Advances to Second Round of Wrestlebacks; Schilling Eliminated

Lane Advances to Second Round of Wrestlebacks; Schilling Eliminated


CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cal Poly sophomore Tom Lane has advanced to the second round of wrestlebacks while senior Colton Schilling has been eliminated from the 2018 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.

After a 13-4 loss to fourth-seeded Michael Macchiavello of North Carolina State in the opening round of the 197-pound bracket Thursday afternoon, Lane earned a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Dustin Conti of Clarion.

Lane (pictured at right), now 16-10 for the season, will face 14th-seeded Cash Wilcke of Iowa in the second round of wrestlebacks Friday.

Schilling (pictured at left), the Pac-12 champion at 141 pounds three weeks ago, was defeated by top-seeded Bryce Meredith of Wyoming 5-1 in the opening round, then fell 7-6 to 16th-seeded Cole Weaver of Indiana in the first round of wrestlebacks.

Schilling finishes his Mustang career with a 73-46 record following a 14-7 senior season.

Ohio State leads the team standings after two sessions with 36 points, followed by Penn State (28.5) and Iowa (27).

Quarterfinals will be held Friday morning along with two more rounds of wrestlebacks, followed by the semifinals and two additional wrestleback rounds Friday night.

Consolation semifinals and finals are scheduled for Saturday morning, with the championship finals Saturday night at 5 o'clock PDT (ESPN2).

Photos courtesy of Randy Martin