Eustice, Bradley Are All-Americans

March 19, 2005

ST. LOUIS, MO – Hawkeye juniors Ty Eustice and Paul Bradley earned all-America honors Saturday morning at the 2005 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, MO. After Saturday’s morning session, Iowa is in seventh place in the team race with 66 points. Oklahoma State leads the team race with 133.

Eustice became Iowa’s 125th all-American by placing fifth at 149 pounds. He lost a 5-3 decision to Michigan’s Eric Tannenbaum in the consolation semifinals, but rebounded to defeat Cornell’s Dustin Manotti, 3-1 in sudden victory in the fifth-place match. The win avenged an 8-2 loss to Manotti in Friday’s quarterfinals. It is Eustice’s first all-America honor. He ends the season with a 29-7 record.

Bradley became Iowa’s 29th two-time all-American by placing fifth at 184 pounds. He lost a 10-4 decision to Illinois’ Brian Glynn in the consolation semifinals, but scored a late takedown to beat Nebraska’s Travis Pascoe, 3-1, in the fifth-place match. He ends the season with a 24-9 record. Bradley placed fourth at the 2004 NCAA Championships.

Iowa’s other two all-Americans, Joe Johnston (157) and Mark Perry (165), will be wrestling for their first NCAA titles in the championship finals Saturday evening. The finals will be shown live on ESPN at 4 p.m. (CT).

Place Team Points
1. Oklahoma State 133
2. Michigan 79
3. Oklahoma 73.5
4. Cornell 72.5
Minnesota 72.5
6. Illinois 70.5
7. Iowa 66
8. Lehigh 60
9. Iowa State 57
10. Indiana 54.5

Consolation Semifinals
149 – Eric Tannenbaum (Michigan) dec. Ty Eustice (Iowa), 5-3
184 – Brian Glynn (Illinois) dec. Paul Bradley (Iowa), 10-4

Fifth-Place Matches
149 – Ty Eustice (Iowa) dec. Dustin Manotti (Cornell), 3-1 SV
184 – Paul Bradley (Iowa) dec. Travis Pascoe (Nebraska), 3-1