Kent State wrestling senior Dustin Kilgore became the Golden Flashes’ first three-time All-American with a 7-0 shutout of Penn’s Micah Burak on Friday in the 197-pound quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championships at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
Kilgore (42-0) extended his NCAA winning streak to 61 matches with a win over eighth-seeded Burak, who previously defeated Kilgore in 2010.
Kilgore faced No. 5 seed Taylor Meeks of Oregon State in the evening session.
Senior Steve Mitcheff won a 7-5 decision over N.C. State’s Joe DeAngelo but lost to Jarrod Garnett of Virginia Tech in the evening session. Mitcheff finished his final season with a 30-13 record.
Freshman Mack McGuire ended his season with a 7-2 loss to Northern Iowa’s Levi Wolfensperger.
Charlie Bull shot a 1-over-par 73 to lead the University of Akron men’s team to a 14th-place finish after the first round of the Furman Intercollegiate at the Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, S.C.
The Zips shot a 14-over-par 302 as a team and will begin second round action today at 1:10 p.m.
Bull finished the first round tied for 23rd, and Carr Vernon shot a 3-over-par 75 to finish the first round tied for 48th.
Louis Birchall and Cameron Simmons are tied for 72nd, and Ryan Harris finished Friday’s round tied for 97th.
Freshman starting pitcher J.T. Brubaker allowed one earned run through six innings, but reliever Sam Trecaso allowed a run in the 10th inning and the University of Akron lost to Ball State on Friday in Muncie, Ind.
Junior Devan Ahart gave the Zips (2-17, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) a 1-0 lead in the third inning with an RBI single.
But the Cardinals (11-9, 1-0) tied the score in the bottom of the fourth before Sean Godfrey drove in the game-winning run with a double in the 10th inning.
Senior Jared Turocy had two hits, and Matt LaRocca, Tyler Begun, Gerrad Rohan and James Sheltrown each had a hit for the Zips.
The Zips and Cardinals will play a doubleheader today.
The Charge won their second consecutive game Friday, beating the host Sioux Falls Skyforce 100-82.
Guard Kyle Weaver scored 20 points, as the Charge improved to 27-17.