Robles places seventh at 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships

<p><a href="… Standings and Brackets</a> (pdf)</p><separator></separator><p><a href=""… Robles</a> captured seventh place at 125 pounds and earned his second-consecutive All-America honors as the 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships came to a close Saturday night inside the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.</p><separator></separator><p>As a team, the Sun Devils score 19.5 points and finished 30th overall in the finals standings. Iowa ran away with the team crown with 134.5 point and was followed in the Top 4 by Cornell (90.0), Iowa State (75.0) and Wisconsin (70.5). Those four teams earned trophies at the event.</p><separator></separator><p>Robles, who’s only loses in the tournament came to the national runner-up and the fourth-place finisher, took on unseeded Nikko Triggas of Ohio State in the seventh place match and won with a 9-3 decision. The fourth-seeded Robles opened the match with a first-period takedown and added two near-fall points to hold a 4-0 lead at the end of the first period. In the second, Robles had choice and took bottom where he reversed Triggas before the Buckeye escaped to make it 6-1 through two. In the final stanza, Triggas chose top and Robles again scored on a reverse before adding an escape after Triggas reversed Robles to end the scoring.</p><separator></separator><p>With his All-America award, Robles is the first Sun Devil to earn back-to-back accolades since the 2005 and 2006 championships when both current assistant coach <a href="">Br… Stith</a> (157 pounds) and heavyweight <a href=""… Velasquez</a> accomplished the same distinction.</p><separator></separator><p>The end of the NCAA event also marks the end of the collegiate season.</p><separator></separator><p>2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships<br /> Qwest Center • Omaha, Neb. • Day Three ASU Results<br /> #x - tournament seeding<br /> 125 • #4 <a href=""… Robles</a> (4-2, All-American)<br /> 7th Place: Robles dec. Nikko Triggas (Ohio State), 9-3</p><separator></separator><p>Full ASU Results<br /> #x - tournament seeding<br /> 125 • #4 <a href=""… Robles</a> (4-2, All-American)<br /> 1st Round: Robles pinned Ross Gitomer (Virginia), 2:58<br /> 2nd Round: Robles tech fall Tony Gravely (Appalachian State), 16-0<br /> Quarterfinal: #5 Andrew Long (Iowa State) dec. Robles, 5-3<br /> Conso 4th: Robles major #11 Michael Martinez (Wyoming), 10-1<br /> Con Quarter: #2 Troy Nickerson (Cornell) dec. Robles, 2-1<br /> 7th Place: Robles dec. Nikko Triggas (Ohio State), 9-3</p><separator></separator><p>133 • <a href="">Ben Ashmore</a> (1-2, DNP)<br /> 1st Round: #7 Mike Grey (Cornell) dec. Ashmore, 9-4<br /> Conso 1st: Ashmore dec. Cortlandt Choate (Brown), 5-2<br /> Conso 2nd: David Marble (Bucknell) dec. Ashmore, 7-1</p><separator></separator><p>141 • <a href="">C… Drouin</a> (1-2, DNP)<br /> 1st Round: #8 Alex Krom (Maryland) dec. Drouin, 5-0<br /> Conso 1st: Drouin dec. Jordan Lipp (American), 6-3<br /> Conso 2nd: #3 Michael Thorn (Minnesota) major Drouin, 9-1</p><separator></separator><p>157 • <a href="">Te Edwards</a> (2-2, DNP)<br /> 1st Round: Jake Kerr (Iowa) dec. Edwards, 8-7<br /> Conso 1st: Edwards pinned Vincent Salminen (North Dakota State), 2:57<br /> Conso 2nd: Edwards dec. Thomas Scotton (North Carolina), 6-2<br /> Conso 3rd: Anthony Jones (Michigan State) dec. Edwards, 10-9</p><separator></separator><p>285 • <a href="">Erik Nye</a> (1-2, DNP)<br /> 1st Round: Nye dec. Eddie Bordas (Rider), 3-2 tb1<br /> 2nd Round: #1 David Zabriskie (Iowa State) dec. Nye, 4-2<br /> Conso 2nd: #11 Mitch Monteiro (CS Bakersfield) dec. Nye, 2-0</p><separator></separator><p>Team Scoring - Final<br /> 1. Iowa - 120.5<br /> 2. Cornell - 75.0<br /> 3. Iowa State - 67.0 4. Wisconsin - 62.0<br /> 29. Arizona State - 18.5</p>