Clum advances to quarterfinals

Badger grapplers in 13th after day one of NCAA Championships

Tom Clum out-wrestled an old nemesis to advance to Friday's quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships in St. Louis.

Clum, the only University of Wisconsin wrestler to advance to the quarterfinals, led the Badgers into 13th place after day one of the event. Six other UW wrestlers remain in the competition, with consolation matches affording them the opportunity to finish as high as third individually.

In round one Thursday, Clum, the No. 5 seed in the 133-pound weight class, pinned Seth Lisa of West Virginia in six minutes and 59 seconds, setting up a match with Iowa's Mario Galanakis, who had previously faced Clum twice this season. After losing to Galanakis, 9-5, in a dual meet, Clum won a narrow 5-3 decision over him at the Big Ten Championships.

Thursday, however, Clum dominated, jumping out to a 10-1 lead on his way to a 14-5 victory.

Clum will next face Pittsburgh's Drew Headlee.

Craig Henning (149), Tyler Turner (157), Jake Donar (165), Ryan Flaherty (174), Brady Reinke (184) and Kelly Flaherty (194) lost a match Thursday but are still competing in the consolation bracket, and can finish as high as third.

Collin Cudd (125) lost his first two matches Thursday and is eliminated from the competition.


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