INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Franklin & Marshall wrestling fans can learn Richard Durso's NCAA Division I Championship path by watching the NCAA selection show on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. To watch the show, click here. The selection show will reveal the 12 seeded wrestlers in each weight class as well as all 170 first-round matchups.
Durso will compete in the NCAA postseason tournament for the second straight year after earning an automatic bid by winning the 141-pound bracket of the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships last weekend. The sophomore became the first Diplomat grappler to capture gold at the conference meet since 1994 and ninth overall.
Beginning at 1 p.m. the list of 33 competitors in each weight class (330 overall) will be announced as they are finalized by the NCAA Division I Wrestling Selection Committee. The unveiling will begin with the participants in the 125-pound weight class and will continue with each of the subsequent weight classes throughout the afternoon until the 33 Heavyweight participants have been released.
Wrestling fans can log on to NCAA.com to find an up to the minute list of competitors in the championships field. In addition, fans with a Facebook account can track on the latest qualifiers by following the NCAA Wrestling Facebook page (Facebook.com/NCAAWrestling). Status updates linking to the list of qualifiers will be posted the minute the latest weight class has been finalized.
Following the selection show, complete brackets for the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be available on NCAA.com.
The NCAA Championships will take place from March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa.