Max Wessell, the former Boulder standout who now wrestles collegiately for Lehigh University, finished 8th at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships held in New York's Madison Square Garden.
A senior heavyweight, Wessell won his first two matches in the championship bracket, advancing all the way to the quarterfinals. But in the quarters, Wessell, who was seeded 8th, fell to top seed and undefeated Nick Gwiazdowski of North Carolina State 9-1.
Former Broomfield wrestler Drew Romero also qualified out of the Air Force Academy at 125 pounds, going 1-2 during the tournament.
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