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WRES: Harmann scores All-America honors , Spot on podium

Posted March 22

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Duke University redshirt sophomore Conner Hartmann etched his name in the Duke wrestling records book Friday night by becoming the second All-American in program history. Hartmann captured two wins during the evening session to guarantee a top-six finish and a spot on the podium.

Duke’s last All-American wrestler was Konrad Dudziak in 2010 when he finished fourth at heavyweight. Over the course of the two days in Okalhoma City, Hartmann upset the No. 10, No. 7 and No. 11 seeds.

Hartmann, after falling to No. 2 seed J’Den Cox in the championship quarterfinal in the afternoon session, rebounded in a big way with a dominant performance over Bonnacorsi. Already having beaten the Pittsburgh 197-pounder twice previously, Hartmann was outstanding on top in the second to secure two minutes of riding time.

Bonnacorsi optioned to start the third period to give Hartmann the first point of the match. The Port Orchard, Wash., native with riding time locked up added a takedown to earn the 4-0 win and All-America honors.

In his final match on Friday, Hartmann scored a takedown in overtime to stop No. 11 seed Nathan Burak of Iowa. Hartmann used a pair of escapes to force overtime with Burak where he scored a takedown with 30 seconds remaining in the sudden victory period.

Immanuel Kerr-Brown also opened the day against a seeded wrestler. Kerr-Brown battled hard against No. 13 seed Dylan Alton of Big Ten power Penn State, but could not come back from a big first period from Alton in a 5-2 loss.
Alton scored a takedown and three nearfall points to hand the redshirt junior his 13th loss of the season. Kerr-Brown finishes the year with a 26-12 mark and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career.

Hartmann opens the final day of competition against No. 4 seed Scott Schiller. The winner advances to the third-place match.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
Final
BAL 5
TAM 4
Final
NYM 1
ATL 6
9th
CWS 2
CLE 3
 
9th
KAN 5
MIN 5
 
Final
HOU 4
TEX 2
 
4th
ANA 3
OAK 0
 
Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
Final
LAMON 17
WAKE 10
 
4th
MISS 35
BSU 13
 
4th
TULSA 20
TULA 28
 
2nd
WASU 10
RUTG 14
 
1st
ARST 17
WEBER 0
 
1st
VANDY 0
TEMPL 7
 
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
Final
BUF 0
DET 23
 
Final
CIN 35
IND 7
 
Final
GBP 34
KAN 14
 
Final
PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
Final
MIA 14
STL 13
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
NYG 16
NEP 13
 
Final
TAM 10
WAS 24
 
Final
NOS 13
BAL 22
 
Final
CLE 33
CHI 13
 
Final
DAL 3
DEN 27
 
Final
TEN 3
MIN 19
 
Final
HOU 13
SFX 40
 
2nd
SDC 9
ARI 3
 
2nd
OAK 28
SEA 7
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5