Brackets Released for 2017 NCAA DI Wrestling Championships; Dechow, Beazley Seeded
iNDIANAPOLIS -- Brackets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in St. Louis from March 16-18 were released tonight by the NCAA. Two Monarchs were awarded seeds, as Jack Dechow is the No. 8 seed at 184 while Kevin Beazley is the No. 10 seed at 197.
At 133, ODU's Alex Madrigal will face Illinois' eighth-seeded Zane Richards from Illinois in the first round.
Michael Hayes will take on a familiar MAC foe in Northern Illinois' No. 14 seed Steve Bleise. Hayes and Bleise have wrestled twice this season, including last week in the opening round of the MAC tournament in which Hayes dropped a 9-7 TB heartbreaker.
At 165, Seldon Wright, who qualified for the NCAAs via an at-large bid announced yesterday, will face Michigan's No. 2 seed Logan Massa in the first round.
Three-time MAC champion, four-time NCAA qualifier and 2014 NCAA All-American Jack Dechow's quest to reclaim a spot on the podium will commence with a first round matchup against Dylan Gabel of Northern Colorado.
Lastly, two-time NCAA qualifier Kevin Beazley drew a first round match against SIU-Edwardsville's Jake Tindle.
Action gets underway from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis next Thursday, March 16, at 12 p.m. ET.