Steinhaus 1-1 in 1st day at NCAA tourney
University of Minnesota redshirt freshman Kevin Steinhaus was dropped into the loser's bracket of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday in Philadelphia.
Steinhaus was seeed No. 8 seed in a field of 33 wrestlers and he earned a 5-2 decision over Jason McCroskey of Chattanooga in the first round. Steinhaus then fell 8-4 to Penn State's Quentin Wright, who also beat Steinhaus in the final of the Big Ten Conference Championships.
Steinhaus (31-10) will face Brad Dieckhaus of Northern Illinois in a consolation match today. Steinhaus beat Dieckhaus 7-0 in an earlier meeting this season.