Durso to Represent F&M at NCAA Championships
LANCASTER, Pa. - Richard Durso will represent Franklin & Marshall in the 141-pound weight class at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday-Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. Durso was the lone F&M grappler to earn a bid after a top-six finish at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships.
Durso (30-14) will face off against fifth-seeded Hunter Stieber (25-4) of Ohio State, who earned an automatic bid with a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, in Thursday morning's opening round.
Durso, a freshman, posted a team-high 30 victories this season, including a stretch of 10 straight wins from Jan 15 - Feb. 8. He's performed well in tournament action in his debut campaign, placing in each of the five tournaments in which the Diplomats competed. He took third at both the Shorty Hitchcock Classic and Mat Town Open, while nabbing sixth at the EIWA Championships, the Mat Town Invitational and the Navy Classic.
Broadcast Information (All Times are Eastern)
The ESPN family networks will provide more than 50 hours of NCAA championships coverage across multiple platforms, including exclusive four-mat viewing on ESPN3. Two of the four quarterfinals, as well as the semifinals, will be televised on ESPNU in a side-by-side format. ESPNU will also air the championships medal rounds and the championships finals will be broadcast live on ESPN.
- Thursday, March 15: Session I (12:00 pm) and Session II (7:30 pm) ESPN3.com
- Friday, March 16: Session III (11 am) and Session IV (7 pm) ESPNU/ESPN3.com
- Saturday, March 17: Session V (11 am) ESPNU/ESPN3.com; Session VI (7:30 pm) ESPN, ESPN3.com