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Team Race: PSU Can Make Up Ground In Semis

Team Race: PSU Can Make Up Ground In Semis

Iowa and Penn State have 9 of the 20 NCAA semifinalists in action tonight. Here's an update before the evening session on day 2.

Mar 19, 2021 by David Bray
Team Race: PSU Can Make Up Ground In Semis
NCAA session six wasn't kind to Iowa as Alex Marinelli was upset in the quarterfinals and Nelson Brands was eliminated on the back side. Still, the Hawkeyes have five in tonight's semis and lead Penn State by 16. Max Murin, Kaleb Young, Alex Marinelli, and Jacob Warner are still alive in the blood round.

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NCAA session six wasn't kind to Iowa as Alex Marinelli was upset in the quarterfinals and Nelson Brands was eliminated on the back side. Still, the Hawkeyes have five in tonight's semis and lead Penn State by 16. Max Murin, Kaleb Young, Alex Marinelli, and Jacob Warner are still alive in the blood round.

Penn State went two for four in the quarterfinals this afternoon. They have four in the semis tonight and Brady Berge (who appears to be unable to compete), Michael Beard, and Greg Kerkvliet alive in the blood round.

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In the hunt for the remaining trophies, Oklahoma State continues to look like a top four team. Daton Fix, Boo Lewallen, and AJ Ferrari, are their semifinalist, and Wyatt Sheets, Travis Wittlake, Dakota Geer, and Austin Harris advanced to the blood round.

NC State sits in fourth and has Tariq Wilson, Hayden Hidlay, and Trent Hidlay in the semis. Their blood round gang includes Jakob Camacho and Daniel Bullard

Keegan O'Toole's quarterfinal loss hurts Missouri's chances at a trophy as Brock Mauller will be their lone semifinalist. They do have 5 in the blood round with Matt Schmitt, Alan Hart, Jarrett Jacques, Keegan O'Toole, and Rocky Elam.

Arizona State fell to 8th place after going 0-3 in the quarterfinals. Brandon Courtney is their lone semifinalist, but they could still get All-American points from Michael McGee, Jacori Teemer, Anthony Valencia, Kordell Norfleet, and Cohlton Schultz.

Michigan and Ohio State weren't in the conversation earlier this tournament, but they've both passed Arizona State and put two in the semis. Michigan has two alive in the blood round and Ohio State has 3.

1Iowa 73.5
2Penn State 57.5
3Oklahoma State 51.0
4NC State 46.0
5Missouri 40.0
6Michigan 35.0
7Ohio State 33.0
8Arizona State 31.5
8Minnesota 31.5
10Rutgers 27.0
11Pittsburgh 26.5
12Iowa State 25.5
13Northwestern 22.5
14Virginia Tech 21.5
15North Carolina 20.5
15Utah Valley 20.5
17Northern Iowa 20.0
17Stanford 20.0
19Nebraska 19.5
20Oklahoma 17.0
21Central Michigan 16.5
22Purdue 15.5
23Cal Poly 13.0
23Michigan State 13.0
23Rider 13.0
26South Dakota State 12.0
26Wyoming 12.0
28Lehigh 11.5
29Bucknell 11.0
30North Dakota State 10.5
31Wisconsin 8.0
32Navy 7.5
33Illinois 7.0
33West Virginia 7.0
35Campbell 6.5
36Air Force 6.0
36Army West Point 6.0
36Csu Bakersfield 6.0
36Virginia 6.0
40Hofstra 5.5
40Kent State 5.5
42Indiana 5.0
42Oregon State 5.0
44Northern Illinois 4.5
45Drexel 3.5
45Duke 3.5
45Fresno State 3.5
45Northern Colorado 3.5
49Appalachian State 3.0
49Binghamton 3.0
51Clarion 1.5
51Cleveland State 1.5
51Gardner-Webb 1.5
54Bloomsburg 1.0
54Buffalo 1.0
54Chattanooga 1.0
54Ohio 1.0
58Edinboro 0.5
58Little Rock 0.5
60American 0.0
60Sacred Heart 0.0
60SIU Edwardsville 0.0
60Test Team 0.0
60The Citadel 0.0