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Sulzer All-American For Second Straight Season

Virginia’s Nick Sulzer took fourth place at 165 pounds Saturday in the NCAA Wrestling Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

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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