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Robles places seventh at 2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships

March 21, 2010

Final Standings and Brackets (pdf)

Anthony Robles 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.

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.

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.

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 Brian Stith (157 pounds) and heavyweight Cain Velasquez accomplished the same distinction.

The end of the NCAA event also marks the end of the collegiate season.

2010 NCAA Wrestling Championships
Qwest Center • Omaha, Neb. • Day Three ASU Results
#x - tournament seeding
125 • #4 Anthony Robles (4-2, All-American)
7th Place: Robles dec. Nikko Triggas (Ohio State), 9-3

Full ASU Results
#x - tournament seeding
125 • #4 Anthony Robles (4-2, All-American)
1st Round: Robles pinned Ross Gitomer (Virginia), 2:58
2nd Round: Robles tech fall Tony Gravely (Appalachian State), 16-0
Quarterfinal: #5 Andrew Long (Iowa State) dec. Robles, 5-3
Conso 4th: Robles major #11 Michael Martinez (Wyoming), 10-1
Con Quarter: #2 Troy Nickerson (Cornell) dec. Robles, 2-1
7th Place: Robles dec. Nikko Triggas (Ohio State), 9-3

133 • Ben Ashmore (1-2, DNP)
1st Round: #7 Mike Grey (Cornell) dec. Ashmore, 9-4
Conso 1st: Ashmore dec. Cortlandt Choate (Brown), 5-2
Conso 2nd: David Marble (Bucknell) dec. Ashmore, 7-1

141 • Chris Drouin (1-2, DNP)
1st Round: #8 Alex Krom (Maryland) dec. Drouin, 5-0
Conso 1st: Drouin dec. Jordan Lipp (American), 6-3
Conso 2nd: #3 Michael Thorn (Minnesota) major Drouin, 9-1

157 • Te Edwards (2-2, DNP)
1st Round: Jake Kerr (Iowa) dec. Edwards, 8-7
Conso 1st: Edwards pinned Vincent Salminen (North Dakota State), 2:57
Conso 2nd: Edwards dec. Thomas Scotton (North Carolina), 6-2
Conso 3rd: Anthony Jones (Michigan State) dec. Edwards, 10-9

285 • Erik Nye (1-2, DNP)
1st Round: Nye dec. Eddie Bordas (Rider), 3-2 tb1
2nd Round: #1 David Zabriskie (Iowa State) dec. Nye, 4-2
Conso 2nd: #11 Mitch Monteiro (CS Bakersfield) dec. Nye, 2-0

Team Scoring - Final
1. Iowa - 120.5
2. Cornell - 75.0
3. Iowa State - 67.0 4. Wisconsin - 62.0
29. Arizona State - 18.5