Thornton, Morrissey Earn At-Large Bids
March 6, 2018

Complete List of Qualifiers, At-Large Selections

Ben Thornton and Jacob Morrissey received at-large berths to the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Tuesday. The duo joins Purdue’s five automatic qualifiers, pushing the Boilermakers’ total to seven.

Forty-seven at-large berths were up for grabs. Thornton received one of five bids that were awarded at 133 pounds, while Morrissey received one of the four available bids at 165 pounds.

Morrissey, a 174-pound qualifier in 2017, is headed to his second national championships. It will be the first NCAA tournament for Thornton.

Luke Welch (125), Nate Limmex (141), Dylan Lydy (174) and Shawn Streck (285) secured their first NCAA appearance with their performances at the Big Ten Championships, while Christian Brunner qualified for his second NCAA trip at 197 pounds thanks to a fifth-place showing at Big Tens.

Brackets for the NCAA Championships will be revealed on the NCAA Wrestling website Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET.

The three-day, season-culminating tournament opens from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 15 and runs through March 17.



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