Redshirt sophomore Connor Schram and freshman Joey McKenna have advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships in Madison Square Garden, each winning a pair of bouts on Thursday.
Schram, the No. 10 seed at 125 pounds, registered two nearfall points in the third period to secure a 3-1 decision over seventh-seeded Darian Cruz of Lehigh in the second round. He improves to 22-5 on the year and will meet No. 15 seed David Terao of American in Friday's quarterfinal round.
Joining Schram in the quarterfinals is McKenna, who posted a 4-2 decisin over No. 15 seed Brock Zacherl of Clarion. McKenna notched a takedown in the opening period and tacked on an escape in the third and 1:29 of riding time to improve to 24-2 on the season.
The win ties McKenna for ninth all-time on the Cardinal's freshman wins list with Zach Zimmerer (1996-97). He will wrestle No. 7 seed Solomon Chishko of Virginia Tech on Friday for a spot in the semifinals.
Returning All-American Jim Wilson, the No. 13 seed at 165 pounds, dropped a 5-1 decision to fourth-seeded Daniel Lewis of Missouri in the Round of 16. He is now 25-7 on the year and will take on Tyler Buckwalter (Kent State) in the consolation bracket Friday morning.
Redshirt sophomore Nathan Butler, seeded 16th at 285 pounds, lost a 16-4 major decision to top-seeded and two-time defending national champion Nick Gwiazdowski of NC State.
Butler is now 26-8 on the year and will continue the tournament in the consolation bracket Friday morning against either Garrett Ryan (Columbia) or Antonio Pelusi (Franklin & Marshall).
Redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Garet Krohn also remains alive in the tournament after registering a 7-5 decision over Wisconsin's Ryan Christensen in the consolation bracket. Krohn tallied three takedowns and an escape to move to 21-9 overall.
Redshirt sophomore Keaton Subjeck (174 pounds) was eliminated from the tournament after dropping a 7-4 decision to Clarion's Michael Pavasko in the consolation bracket. He ends his season with a 21-9 overall record.