Roy opened second-day action with a 5-3 sudden victory over Penn’s Matt Herrington, ranked 12th nationally, to set up a championship finals meeting with Lehigh’s Brad Dillon. Dillon, ranked ninth nationally, knocked off Roy, 7-3, to end his title hopes. Roy finished 3-1 at the EIWA meet, including wins over Columbia’s Nick Carrier (10-1) and ESU’s John Carr (6-5) on the first day of action.
Khan, seeded seventh, gave Rutgers a huge lift with a third-place finish at 157. He opened the second day of competition with a 4-2, tiebreaker loss to Cornell’s Gabe Webster, but won two straight in wrestlebacks to end the tournament. He knocked off Navy’s Michael Carbonaro, 5-3, and beat Army’s Jeremy Connor, 3-2, in the third-place bout, his second win over Connor in as many days.
Greg Austin (Seaville, NJ) and McGrath placed fourth at 149 and 197, respectively. Austin, who beat 17th-ranked Erik Norgaard, 9-4, to close day one action, lost 15-0 to third-ranked Jesse Jantzen from Harvard in the semifinals. He then beat Brown’s Jason Mercado, 4-1, before falling to eighth-ranked Dustin Manotti, 11-5, in the consolation finals.
McGrath suffered a close, 2-1 loss to Matt Greenberg of Cornell in the semifinals, but rallied with a 9-4 win over Columbia’s Mike Gerstl to advance to the consolation finals. There, he suffered a 9-4 loss to Penn’s Paul Veleski.
Sophomore Rudy Medini (Colonia, NJ) lost his second round bout at 184 but fought back with a pair of wins in consolation action. He pinned Columbia’s Sven Hafemeister at the 2:06 mark and major decisioned Penn’s Ethan Bullock before dropping back-to-back matches to finish sixth. Frank Sabatino (Hazlet, NJ) also finished sixth at 285.
Complete brackets for each weight class and final team scores can be found at: http://cornellbigred.ocsn.com/sports/m-wrestl/spec-rel/03-eiwa-results.html