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Stanford's Fox works OT to reach All-American status

 

Redshirt sophomore Paul Fox has become Stanford wresting's 20th All-American as he beat yet another seeded wrestler Friday in an unlikely run during the NCAA wrestling championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Fox defeated 15th-seeded Archie Colgan of Wyoming, 5-4, in the first set of tiebreakers in the Round of 12.

Unseeded at 157 pounds, Fox took a 4-3 lead with a takedown late in the third, but Colgan was able to escape to force overtime.

After no score in the sudden victory period, Colgan went down to start the 30 second tiebreaker period.

Fox rode out Colgan and then was able to get the deciding escape for the win in the second 30 second period.

Fox, a native of Gilroy, becomes the 10th underclassman in program history to reach All-America status.

He will wrestle for seventh place on Saturday morning after dropping a 15-6 major decision to No. 2 seed Michael Kemerer of Iowa. Fox will face 14th-seeded Sal Mastriani of Virginia Tech.

Sophomore Joey McKenna was shut out 8-0 by eighth-seeded Jaydin Eleman of Missouri in the Round of 12.

The only freshman All-American in program history, McKenna finishes his sophomore season at 31-3. He is now 58-6 during his time on The Farm.

Session V of the NCAA Championships begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

— Stanford Athletics

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