The Semifinalists

TULSA, OKLAHOMA • Friday is simply the best day of wrestling in terms of excitement and cheer, and sorrow and heartbreak. All the championship quarterfinalists had positioned themselves to continue with their dreams of being a national champion. For those that won, it is onto the semifinals and a guaranteed All-American honor. For those who lost, it is into the consolations and directly into the “Blood Round.”

What Friday night will offer, as did Friday morning, is the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Everything on the frontend of the bracket leads to a national championship match, and everything on

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