Mecate earns his first NCAA tournament win in his young collegiate career and advances to day two
Updated brackets, live stats, ESPN coverage, Twitter, ODUSports.com live blog
The 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling brackets were released tonight
Mecate and Curling are crowned CAA champs; Richardson also earns NCAA automatic bid
The 2013 CAA Wrestling Championship will be held on March 9, in Boston, Mass.
Career Record: 29-15
2012-13: Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a true freshman at 149... Finished season 29-15 and was 6-2 facing CAA competitors... Took second at the CAA championships... Won the Brute Invitational... Also took second at the Cleveland State Open and fourth at the Clarion Open.
Prep: Helped lead St. Peter's Prep to the district and regional championships during his four season... Four-time district champion... Three-time regional champion... Finished first at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in 2011... Placed fourth at the Beast of the East in 2012... As a senior, he was a New Jersey state champion and placed first at the NHSCA Senior Nationals in 2012.
Off the Mat: Born August 9, 1994... Son of Alejandro Richardson and Enick Torres... Has three brothers, Alejandro, Alexis, and Allan, and two sisters, Alexandra and Janissa... Volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club and worked with kids at Mat-Time.
Alexander Richardson's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
11/4/12- Tyler Bedelyon (Clarion)
11/4/12- Raymond Borja (Navy)
12/2/12- Blake Roulo (Buffalo)