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Jordan earns first All-America honor

ON WISCONSIN <b>Senior Ben Jordan
Senior Ben Jordan

March 16, 2012


MADISON, Wis.--Senior Ben Jordan (165 lbs.) earned All-America honors following his 3-1 record on the second day of competition at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, Mo. This is Jordan’s first All-America honors of his career, which will also result in his best NCAA finish.

Jordan began the day with a 3-2 upset over Iowa's No. 5 seed Mike Evans, who had beaten him two previous times this season. He then won his third-straight bout with a 3-2 decision over Virginia's Nicholas Sulzer, after riding Sulzer out for the entire final period.

Jordan earned All-America honors with another upset, this time against Iowa State’s No. 3 seed Andrew Sorenson by a 6-2 decision. He then lost his final match of the day to Virginia Tech’s No. 6 seed Peter Yates by an 11-2 major decision.

Jordan faces Illinois’ No. 9 seed Conrad Polz in the seventh place match Saturday morning. Jordan is 1-1 against Polz this season and most recently lost to him by an 8-6 decision at the Big Ten championships.

Redshirt sophomore Cole Tobin was eliminated from the NCAA championships after losing by pin (4:23) to West Virginia's Williamson. Tobin posted a 1-2 record at the championships and ends the season with a 9-18 overall record at heavyweight.

Saturday’s competition begins at 10 a.m. (CT), which fans can watch live on ESPNU. The finals will air live on ESPN.


Justin Mozer

UW Athletic Communications

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