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Quotes from Session III



Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 125 pounds "I feel great. I wanted to stay in his face, and was able to break him. (on facing Jody Strittmatter of Iowa) "It is going to take heart. I'm ready and excited to do it." Mario Stewart, Lehigh, 125 pounds "I had a 8-10 record coming into the NCAAs; now I'm an All-American. I'm very excited. I was out for two months with a leg injury, so it feels great. I want to keep the momentum going." Johnny Thompson, Oklahoma State, 133 pounds "My goal is to win the nationals, not just be an All-American. I just need to go out and execute. I've always had the heart, and I plan on showing it tonight." Doug Schwab, Iowa, 141 pounds "We train to go seven minutes. I needed a takedown to win at the end, which is a tribute to our training. We just keep winning. We will be tough to beat. I am upset with myself, but I am looking forward to the next match." Adam Tirapelle, Illinois, 149 pounds "I like the turk I hit, it worked well. The semis could be the biggest match of my life. The Big Tens serve as my motivation." Jared Frayer, Oklahoma, 149 pounds "I wrestled Zadick a lot. I felt like I always competed well. I took the lead early and that helped me. I'm just happy to have a shot." Brad Pike, Minnesota, 165 pounds "It was something I needed for myself and the team. The bonus point was what I was looking for, and I got it." Ty Lewis, Oklahoma State, 174 pounds " It's a stepping stone. I have nothing to lose. We're in a great position to do better. Reggie is in our heads and we all have to step up." Daniel Cormier, Oklahoma State, 184 pounds "I had to be smart to defend his cradle. I got a chance to hopefully have the opportunity to make the finals. We got to pick it up for Reggie (Wright)." Tommy Rowlands, Ohio State, HWT "I just got a real tough match with Hynek. I get to really wrestle in this match. I've worked too hard for anything other than first."
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