March 22, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY - Virginia's Nick Sulzer (R-Jr., Cleveland, Ohio) took fourth place at 165 pounds Saturday in the NCAA Wrestling Championships, contested at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. As a team, Virginia sits in a 23rd-place tie with 18.5 points going into the final session on Saturday evening.
The third seed at 165, Sulzer (36-3) dominated in his first match of the day, earning a 13-1 major decision over eighth-seeded Michael Moreno of Iowa State. Sulzer was the aggressor from the start, quickly taking Moreno down and building a 7-1 lead through two periods after riding Moreno for the full second period and picking up three back points.
Sulzer was in control through the first two periods against Monk, taking a 6-2 lead to the final period. Monk took Sulzer down early in the period and was able to lock up a cradle and get three back points before getting the pin.
An eighth-place finisher in 2013, Sulzer clinched All-America honors for the second straight year. He is the second Virginia wrestler to earn All-America honors on multiple occasions. Chris Henrich was a three-time All-American at 174 pounds from 2009-11.
No. 3 Nick Sulzer (165 pounds)
1st Round - dec. Chris Moon (VT), 9-3
2nd Round - dec. No. 14 Dylan Palacio (Cornell), 12-6
Quarters - dec. No. 11 Turtogtokh Luvsandorj (The Citadel), 4-3 (TB-1)
Semis - No. 2 Tyler Caldwell (Oklahoma State) dec. Sulzer, 5-0
Conso Semifinals - major dec. No. 8 Michael Moreno (Iowa State), 13-1
Third Place - No. 4 Steven Monk (North Dakota State) pinned Sulzer, 5:26
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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