Brackets Announced for NCAA Championships

Brackets Announced for NCAA Championships

COMPLETE BRACKETS

INDIANAPOLIS – The brackets for the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, being held March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, have been released.

American University seniors John Boyle, David Terao and Mitchell Wightman will all represent the Eagles at the national tournament.

Boyle, ranked 10th in the nation by InterMat at 157 pounds, will make his second straight appearance at the NCAA Championships. The two-time EIWA runner-up enters this year's national tournament with a 29-7 overall record.

Seeded 10th this season, Boyle will face West Virginia's Dylan Cottrell in his first-round matchup.

Terao, ranked 19th in the nation by InterMat at 125 pounds, will make his fourth NCAA appearance, becoming just the fourth four-time qualifier in program history. An at-large selection, Terao enters this year's tournament with a 25-5 overall record and owns the career wins record at AU.

The 15th seed in this year's tournament, Terao will face Virginia's Nick Hermann in the first round.

Meanwhile, Wightman makes his second career NCAA appearance after qualifying for the 2014 Championships as a member of Boston University's program. An at-large qualifier at 165 pounds, Wightman owns a 22-15 record on the season and will take on Northern Iowa's Cooper Moore in the pigtail match.