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: 45-39
2012-13: Qualified for the NCAA Championships after winning the CAA crown at 174... Finished season 21-12 and went 4-0 in CAA action... Racked up four major decisions on the year... Won first place at the Brute Invitational... Took fourth place at the Nittany Lion Open... Recorded a big win in the dual at Iowa State (11/25), defeating Mike England 7-3... Also helped the Monarchs secure the win against Wisconsin (11/16) with a thrilling 9-6 victory over Scott Liegel.
2011-12: Finished redshirt sophomore season with a record of 20-19... Recorded six major decisions for the Monarchs... Went 3-1 at the CAA Duals, defeating No. 20 Hunter Meys of Boston 4-3... Finished fourth at the CAA tournament to conclude the year.
2010-11: Finished the year with a 4-9 record... All four wins came by major decision.
2009-10: Redshirted in 2009-10.
Prep: Projected as a 184-pounder for the Monarchs after reaching the state semi-finals his senior year at Great Bridge High School... Two-time district champ... Took fourth place at the 2007 NHSCA Sophomore Nationals.
Off the Mat: Born March 21, 1990... Son of Bill and Kim Curling... Has one brother, Jacob, and one sister, Emily... Likes to surf, hunt and fish during his free time... Major is undecided.
Billy Curling's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
1/21/12 - Hunter Meys (Boston University)
1/13/12 - Kevin Radford (Arizona State)