March 17, 2012
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MADISON, Wis.--Senior Ben Jordan took the seventh place title at 165 lbs. at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after defeating Illinois’ No. 9 seed Conrad Polz by a 5-2 decision on the third day of competition at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Jordan finishes the championships with a 5-2 record, including a 4-0 run before falling to Virginia Tech’s Peter Yates by an 11-2 major decision in the consolation quarterfinals.
Jordan’s victories at the NCAAs included upsets over Iowa’s No. 5 seed Mike Evans and Iowa State’s No. 3 seed Andrew Sorenson.
He finishes the season with a career-best 28-12 record and an All-America honor at 165 lbs. Jordan ends his time as a Badger with 52-41 overall record at 157, 165 and 174 lbs.