Graff moves on to quarterfinals

No. 8 Tyler Graff had little trouble with No. 9 Steve Bell of Maryland in a second round match. Graff cruised to a 13-5 win to reach the quarterfinals at 133 lbs.

Thirty seconds into the match, Graff got a takedown to go up 2-0. An escape by Bell was followed by another takedown by Graff to go ahead 4-1. A reversal by Bell cut the lead to 4-3, but an escape gave Graff a 5-3 lead after an exciting first period.

Graff escaped after starting in the down position in the second period. He then scored a takedown with 33 seconds left in the period to go up 8-3. In the final 7 seconds of the period, Bell escaped but Graff got a last-second takedown to lead 10-4 after two periods.

The third period featured only two scores as Bell escaped at the 1:45 mark, while Graff added a takedown with 19 seconds left. Adding in riding time, Graff prevailed 13-5.
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