2021 EIWA Championship

NCAA Conference Week #1 Upsets

NCAA Conference Week #1 Upsets

More than 30 upsets in conference week #1 set the stage for a wild NCAA Championships.

Mar 1, 2021 by David Bray
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Five of the seven NCAA conferences are in the books, and we had plenty of upset action on tap. If you missed any of the upsets during conference season, check them out here. If you saw an upset we missed, send an email to david.bray@flosports.tv or dm @_davidbray on Twitter. Now, here's every upset we could find.

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Five of the seven NCAA conferences are in the books, and we had plenty of upset action on tap. If you missed any of the upsets during conference season, check them out here. If you saw an upset we missed, send an email to david.bray@flosports.tv or dm @_davidbray on Twitter. Now, here's every upset we could find.

125

Four unranked 125-pounders earned upsets this weekend at conference tournaments.

Logan Treaster, Navy D;4-0 #15 Gage Curry, American

Noah Surtin, Missouri F;1:01 #17 Luke Werner, Lock Haven

Jonathon Tropea, Rider D;7-3 #17 Luke Werner, Lock Haven

Zurich Storm, Campbell D;8-6 #24 Fabian Gutierrez, Chattanooga

133

Both upsets at 133 were against top 10 opponents. Korbin Myers won an ACC title over Micky Phillippi, and unranked Chance Rich knocked off #7 Michael McGee at PAC-12s.

#6 Korbin Myers, Virginia Tech D;3-1 #4 Micky Phillippi, Pittsburgh

Chance Rich, CSU Bakersfield D;6-4 #7 Michael McGee, Arizona State

141

The big one here was unranked McKenzie Bell over #4 Allan Hart at the MAC Championships. The Rider freshman did the home team proud and qualified for NCAAs.

McKenzie Bell, Rider D;8-6 #4 Allan Hart, Missouri

#15 Cole Matthews, Pittsburgh M;14-5 #14 Brian Courtney, Virginia

Gabe Willochell, Edinboro M;11-3 #22 Derek Spann, Buffalo

Gabe Willochell, Edinboro F;5:27 #22 Derek Spann, Buffalo

149

We had two upsets in ranked matches at 149 lbs.

#20 Jaden Abas, Stanford D;10-5 #11 Legend Lamer, Cal Poly

#21 Jonathan Millner, Appalachian State D;2-0 #18 Joshua Heil, Campbell

157

Jacori Teemer is looking strong at the right time with two upsets at PAC-12s, and both Cerniglia and Palumbo had upsets that helped them qualify for NCAAs.

#16 Jacori Teemer, Arizona State D;9-4 #13 Hunter Willits, Oregon State

#16 Jacori Teemer, Arizona State D;7-5 #14 Requir Van der Merwe, Stanford

Andrew Cerniglia, Navy T;15-0 #23 Parker Kropman, Drexel

Nicholas Palumbo, Sacred Heart D;10-4 #23 Parker Kropman, Drexel

165

Anthony Valencia looked outstanding over Shane Griffith en route to a conference crown. We also had three upsets outside of the top ten.

#4 Anthony Valencia, Arizona State D;7-1 #3 Shane Griffith, Stanford

#13 Thomas Bullard, NC State D;6-4 #11 Kennedy Monday, North Carolina

Dazjon Casto, The Citadel D;6-3 #12 William Formato, Appalachian State

Andrew Nicholson, Chattanooga D;3-2 #25 Rodrick Mosley, Gardner-Webb

174

Three upsets at 174 lbs set the stage for NCAAs.

Benjamin Pasiuk, Army West Point D;2-1 #10 Michael O'Malley, Drexel

Jacob Oliver, Edinboro D;3-1 #16 Mason Kauffman, Northern Illinois

Jacob Oliver, Edinboro D;5-4 #16 Mason Kauffman, Northern Illinois

184

Trent Hidlay finally got over the hump against Hunter Bolen in the ACC finals. The rest of the upsets happened outside the top ten.

#2 Trent Hidlay, NC State D;3-1 #1 Hunter Bolen, Virginia Tech

#22 Gregg Harvey, Pittsburgh D;3-2 #19 Michael Battista, Virginia

#21 Devin Kane, North Carolina D;8-3 #19 Michael Battista, Virginia

Jeremiah Kent, Missouri D;6-5 #25 George Walton, Rider

Max Wohlabaugh, Clarion D;2-1 #25 George Walton, Rider

Ethan Ducca, Edinboro D;5-2 #25 George Walton, Rider

197

The lone upset at 197 lbs was Smith over Bulsak.

Benjamin Smith, Cleveland State D;12-5 #11 Greg Bulsak, Clarion

285

Ethan Laird had a top ten upset to crack the MAC finals, and Hunter Catka's upset over Miller also helped push him to a conference finals appearance at ACCs.

#10 Ethan Laird, Rider D;3-2 #8 Zach Elam, Missouri

Hunter Catka, Virginia Tech D;4-3 #23 Quinn Miller, Virginia