Graff takes fifth at NCAA Championships

No. 8 Tyler Graff took home fifth place at 133 lbs., at the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with a 5-3 decision over No. 6 Dan Mitcheff of Kent State.

Graff had a 2-0 lead just 25 seconds into the match with a takedown. Mitcheff escaped 22 seconds later to leave the score at 2-1 in favor of Graff after the first period.

Mitcheff started down in the second period and tied the match at 2-2 with an escape five seconds into the frame. Graff regained the lead though at 4-2 with 27 seconds left in the period. With five seconds left, Mitcheff was able to escape to cut the lead to 4-3 after two periods.

In the final period, Graff started down but escaped just 12 seconds in. He was able to stave off repeated takedown attempts to capture fifth place.


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