Ruschell places fourth at NCAA Championships

Senior Kyle Ruschell entered the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships as the No. 4 seed at 149 lbs., and the seeding held true as he was defeated by No. 3 Kyle Terry of Oklahoma, 5-4, in the third place match.

Terry got a takedown 32 seconds into the match to lead 2-0, but Ruschell answered with a reversal with 1:42 to go in the period. Terry went ahead 3-2 though with an escape six seconds after Ruschell's takedown. Terry added to his lead with a 5-2 takedown with 41 seconds to go.

The second period was scoreless, although Ruschell nearly scored a takedown at the end of the period, but the action went off the mat before that could happen.

Terry started down in the third period and Ruschell was able to add two nearfall points 16 seconds into the frame. Ruschell rode him for the duration of the match but was unable to turn him to earn additional points.

Ruschell is a two-time All-American, placing third last season and fourth this season.
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