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IU wrestlers head to St. Louis for NCAA Championships

Matt Powless, Taylor Walsh earn top-11 seeds

Four Hoosiers will make one last journey of the season as they travel to St. Louis to compete in the NCAA Championships. The action will start at noon on Thursday and will end with the last session starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Redshirt freshman Taylor Walsh (149 pounds), sophomore Ryan Leblanc (174 pounds), senior Matt Powless (197 pounds) and sophomore Adam Chalfant (285 pounds) will all represent IU in the tournament.

After finishing fourth at the Big Ten Championships, Walsh is seeded 11th going into the NCAA meet.

Walsh is currently one pin away from having the tenth most falls in a season in IU history.

Powless is seeded No. 8 for the championships. Powless finished the regular season ranked third by the Coaches Panel and finished second in the Big Ten Championships. Powless is ranked sixth in all-time career wins at IU.

This is Powless’ third time competing in the NCAAs after finishing in eighth place at last year’s tournament.

Coverage for the event can be found through ESPN and the official IU Wrestling Twitter page (@iuwrestling1).

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