Akron Firestone graduate Jermail Porter went to St. Louis in hopes of becoming the first Kent State wrestler to earn All American Status since 1986. Unfortunately, It will be atleast another year before any Kent State wrestler can try again.
After losing in the Championship bracket the heavyweight earned two consecutive victories in the wrestleback bracket placing himself one win away from All America status (the top eight in his weight class).
Porter (No. 9 seed) then fell by decision to Iowa State's David Zabriskie (No. 7 seed) 3-2.