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Cal Poly 197-Pound Wrestler Tom Lane Eliminated from NCAA Finals

Cal Poly 197-Pound Wrestler Tom Lane Eliminated from NCAA Finals


CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cal Poly sophomore 197-pounder Tom Lane was eliminated from the 2018 NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Lane (pictured at right) was trailing 14th-seeded Cash Wilcke of Iowa 1-0 midway through the second period of their second-round wrestleback match when Wilcke scored a takedown and pinned the Mustang in 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

Lane, who split two matches Thursday, the opening day of the three-day national finals, finishes his season with a 16-11 record. Lane fell 13-4 to fourth-seeded Michael Macchiavello of North Carolina State and earned a 3-1 sudden victory decision over Dustin Conti of Clarion in his first trip to the nationals.

Mustang 141-pounder Colton Schilling, a two-time national qualifier after claiming Cal Poly's first Pac-12 individual title in five years last month, was defeated by top-seeded Bryce Meredith of Wyoming 5-1 in the opening round Thursday, then fell 7-6 to 16th-seeded Cole Weaver of Indiana in the first round of wrestlebacks.

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

After the quarterfinals and two rounds of consolation matches, Ohio State leads the team standings after two sessions with 80.5 points, followed by Penn State (67) and Michigan (59.5).

One more round of wrestlebacks is scheduled for Friday afternoon, followed by the semifinals (ESPN, 5 p.m. PDT) 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).

Photo courtesy of Randy Martin