LaCROSSE, Wis. – The NCAA has released the 18-man brackets for the Division III wrestling championship to be held on Friday and Saturday at the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, Wis.
Bylykbashi, who owns a 24-4 record, will begin his championship against Jared Braun (24-7) of Elmhurst College. Bylykbashi finished third in the East Region, while Braun was the second-place finisher in the Midwest Region. Both are ranked in the latest NWCA 133-pound rankings. Braun is sixth, while Bylykbashi is 10th. The winner of the match will then take on sixth-seeded Maverick Passaro of SUNY Cortland. Passaro claims a 13-1 overall record after placing second in the Northeast Regional.
Scott will open with fourth-seeded Larry Cannon of Messiah College on Friday morning. He holds a 20-7 overall record after winning the 165-pound weight class at the East Regional, W&L's first-ever regional champion. Cannon carries a 34-6 overall record and is ranked sixth in the weight class after claiming the 165-pound bracket at the Mideast Regional. He finished fourth at last year's NCAA Championship to earn All-America honors.
Friday's opening session will begin at 11:00 am, with the second session beginning at 6:00 pm. The eight All-Americans in each bracket will be determined by the end of Friday's action.
Saturday's championship semifinals are at 10:00 am and include third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches. The finals are set for 7:00 pm.
For a complete look at the brackets, click this link. For more information about the championship, please visit the official tournament website at http://www.uwlathletics.com/sports/2017/1/11/WRESTLE_0423131617.aspx?id=333.