Luvsandorj Guarantees All-American Status with Friday Evening Win at 2014 NCAA Championship
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -
Turtogtokh Luvsandorj topped Hofstra's Joseph Booth, 4-3, on Friday evening to guarantee himself a spot on the podium tomorrow at the 2014 NCAA Championship held in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Luvsandorj will become the Bulldogs' fourth All-American in program history and third in the last two seasons on Saturday. The redshirt senior will have a chance to finish as high as third place depending on the results of Saturday's matches.
Luvsandorj, who dropped an overtime match to Booth earlier this season, earned an early takedown in the first period to take a 2-1 lead. In the second period, Booth tied it with an escape to go into the final two minutes tied at 2.
In the final period, Luvsandorj added a two-point takedown to offset an escape by Booth.
The redshirt senior will close out an historic five-year career on Saturday as the Bulldogs' all-time winningest wrestler. In those four seasons, Luvsandorj earned two Southern Conference titles, made four trips to the NCAA tournament and was tabbed as the league's wrestler of the year twice.