Schaner, Wilson advance to second day of NCAA wrestling


Garrett Schaner and Jim Wilson advanced in the NCAA Tournament, which began Thursday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Schaner, a fifth-year senior from Big Rapids, Michigan, dropped a 7-2 decision to 11th-seeded Tywan Claxton of Ohio.

Trailing 2-1 going into the second, Schaner gave up three near fall points and a penalty point in the period to put the match out of reach. Schaner drops to 22-16 on the year. He will face Duke's Marcus Cain in the wrestlebacks on Friday morning.

Wilson, the No. 10 seed, fell 4-1 to seventh-seeded Pierce Harger of Northwestern. Harger led 2-1 after the first and tacked on an escape in the second.

He then rode Wilson out in the third to capture riding time. Wilson is now 31-5 overall and will take on Connor Brennan of Rider in the wrestlebacks on Friday.

Redshirt junior Evan Silver dropped a 10-3 decision to the Citadel's Joaquin Marquez in the wrestlebacks.

Silver held an early 3-1 lead, but gave up a takedown and three near fall points in the second period. He finishes the season with a 16-12 record overall.

Redshirt freshman Connor Schram was also eliminated from the tournament. He fell 9-1 to Oklahoma State's Gary Wayne Harding. He closes out his rookie season with an 18-5 overall record.

Redshirt freshman Nathan Butler lost his second match of the day and ends his tournament 1-2. He dropped a 5-3 decision to Nebraska's Collin Jensen. Butler finished the year 29-9.

Friday's quarterfinals and third session begin at 8 a.m. PT with coverage available on ESPNU and

— Stanford Athletics

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