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Strayer wins first two at NCAA championships

In College Sports, Forest Hills, Wrestling on March 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Former Forest Hills wrestling standout Jake Strayer went 2-0 on Day 1 at the NCAA Division I championships in St. Louis.

Penn State’s Strayer will face the tournament’s No. 2 seed, Reece Humphrey of Ohio State, in Friday morning’s quarterfinal round.

The No. 10 seed Strayer knocked off Edinboro’s Ricky Deubel 7-2 in the first round at 133 pounds, then topped Iowa State’s Nick Fanthorpe, the No. 7 seed, 7-3 in the second round. Strayer escaped Fanthorpe in the third overtime for a 4-3 lead, then turned the Hawkeye for three nearfall points in the overtime session for the final margin.

Keep up with the action by going here for live scoring and updates.

Read a recap of Strayer’s first round win at Penn State’s Web site. Check out his second round win here.

Strayer reaches quarters (The Tribune-Democrat)

Strayer, Wright advance (Altoona Mirror)

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