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Quotes and Comments from the Final Round of the National Duals



Marty Morgan, assistant coach from Minnesota, on the situation that led to the loss of one of Minnesota's team points at the 197 pound weight. I felt like our wrestler needed to be protected......the action in the match wasn't going anywhere and our wrestler's arm was in a bad position....I almost went out there to stop the match.......we need to protect the safety of the wrestler's and I was worried about that." Damian Hahn on his last second takedown to avenge a major decision loss to the #2 rated wrestler in the country from OSU, Daniel Cormier "In the last match, I didn't have a clear head....I had recently lost a good friend who passed away unexpectedly at the really effected my concentration before. This time I was ready and focused and I was able to go out there and brawl for seven minutes and I found a way to get the takedown in the end. Daniel Cormier on his loss to Damian Hahn "I just wrestled as hard as I could what happened, happened.....I've got to get back to where I can beat him again, my goal is to win the title." J. Robinson on Minnesota's National Duals Championship "That's what we came here to do.....there's still a lot of work to do but it gives us a good idea where were at.....but we've got some technique to work on yet." Mark Cody, assistant coach for OSU, on the Cowboys loss in the finals of the National Duals "Minnesota was ready to go.....we didn't win the close ones.....but we did have guys that showed a lot of heart even in a loss, guys like Brown, Walker, and Humml all wrestled tough and took steps forward this weekend." Leroy Vega, 125 pound All-American, to Garrett Lowney, heavyweight for Minnesota, on who had to carry the eight foot tall tournment bracket to the van "Hey freshman, you've got to carry it.....I'm an upperclassman."
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