TULSA, Okla. – Matt Ramos pulled off a single of the greatest upsets in NCAA Wrestling history to book his spot in the championship finals and Parker Filius won his way into All-America status in an all-time evening for the Purdue Wrestling strategy at the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Facing three-time reigning NCAA champion No. 1 Spencer Lee of Iowa, the sophomore No. 4 seed Ramos came in as a single of the most important underdogs of the semifinal round. Going in he believed in himself and the function he had location in to get there.
“He’s a seriously fantastic wrestler and I respect him, but I look at I can hang with him,” Ramos stated in an interview ahead of the match. “I function seriously genuinely tough. I inform myself ahead of every single and every single match that I am the best wrestler in the globe. There is no a single that can hang with me. I genuinely really feel like I can do it. I’ve been education for this thinking of that I stepped into the Purdue Wresting region.”
And hang with him he did. The Lockport native shot out of the gates hot, bagging a takedown and a two added on the close to-fall to go up 4-1 on the Iowa legend. A four-point turn for Lee in the second gave him a 5-4 advantage ahead of he got a takedown of his individual with just under a minute left in the match.
For a lot of other persons, that would’ve been the finish but not for Matt Ramos. As he had performed twice ahead of in this tournament, he turned the tide in his favor late. Ramos dropped Lee on to his back and held him there for 30 seconds ahead of eventually finishing off the pin (six:59) to take the historic win.
“It is a dream for me, but the job’s not performed but,” Ramos stated quickly just after the win. “I trust my capacity and generally you just have to let it fly. I knew I needed to get some points there at the finish, so I went for it. I trust in the belief I have in myself and my why. I want to be a national champion and I feel I can be.”
RAMOS PINS LEE!! RAMOS PINS LEE!!🤯@Matt_Ramos2 introduces himself to the globe! pic.twitter.com/MYqHnqTTo5
— Purdue Wrestling (@PurdueWrestling) March 18, 2023
He is the initially NCAA finalist for the Boilermakers thinking of that Chris Fleeger took second spot from the five seed in 2006 and only the 13th wrestler in strategy history to make a final. He will face No. two Pat Glory of Princeton to try and turn into the fifth individual champion in Purdue history. The final Boilermaker to take initially spot was Charles Jones in 1992 at 167 pounds in Oklahoma City.
The monumental evening for the Boilermakers continued shortly quickly just after as sixth-year senior Parker Filius became the program’s 61st All-American with a pin (six:05) of his individual much more than Iowa State’s Casey Swiderski in the blood-rounds.
PARKER FILIUS IS AN ALL-AMERICAN
The sixth-year senior saved his best wrestling for final and earns his initially podium finish in his final season!! #BoilerUp🚂 | #AlwaysAggressive pic.twitter.com/nJAgW8nO0D
— Purdue Wrestling (@PurdueWrestling) March 18, 2023
The No. 12 seed Filius sits tied as the lowest seeded Boilermaker ever to turn into a national placewinner along with Jason Silverstein who took eighth as the No. 12 in 1999. They are two of the four double-digit seeds in Purdue history to wrestle their way to the podium.
Filius and Ramos are the initially pair of teammates to earn All-America status in the equivalent year thinking of that 2006. Back then it was Fleeger and Ben Wissel who also did it in a tournament held in Oklahoma City.
A narrow 3-1 loss to No. 11 Clay Carlson of South Dakota State puts Filius into the seventh spot match against Ohio State’s Dylan D’Emilio, whom Filius has beaten twice at the moment this season. That contest will take spot in session five which is scheduled to start off off at ten a.m. CT. Ramos’ finals match will be held in the final session and will start off off at six p.m. CT Saturday evening.
Final final results
NCAA Wrestling Championships
18th Place – 27. pts.
125: #4 Matt Ramos (R-Sophomore)
Champ Round 1: #29 Nico Provo (Stanford) – W, D 3-two
Champ Round two: #20 Jarrett Trombley (N.C. State) – W, TB2 5-4
Champ Quarters: #28 Killian Cardinale (West Virginia) – W, D eight-7
Champ Semis: #1 Spencer Lee (Iowa) – W, Fall six:59
Champ Final: #two Pat Glory (Princeton)
141: #12 Parker Filius (Graduate Student)
Champ Round 1: #21 Cleveland Belton (Oregon State) – W, D eight-3
Champ Round two: #5 Ryan Jack (N.C. State) – W, D 7-six
Champ Quarters: #4 Brock Hardy (Nebraska) – L, D 7-
Cons. Round 4: #24 Casey Swiderski (Iowa State) – W, Fall six:05
Cons. Round 5: #11 Clay Carlson (South Dakota State) – L, D 3-1
Seventh Place: Dylan D’Emilio (Ohio State)
157: #12 Kendall Coleman (R-Senior)
Champ Round 1: #21 Andrew Clark (Rutgers) – W, D 9-4
Champ Round two: #5 Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) – L, D 3-
Cons. Round two: #11 Chase Saldate (Michigan State) – L, D six-4
285: #30 Hayden Copass (R-Freshman)
Champ Round 1: #3 Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State) – L, Fall (:34)
Cons. Pigtail: #33 Travis Stefanik (Princeton) – W, SV 3-1
Cosn. Round 1: #19 Jonah Nissenbaum (Duke) – L, D six-
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