Wrestling: Bo Jordan Falls to Penn State's Mark Hall at NCAA Finals

By Curt Heinrichs on March 18, 2017 at 11:01p
Buckeye junior Bo Jordan fell short in his bid to capture a national title.

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Bo Jordan was able to avenge his only previous loss of the season in Friday night's semifinals, but he dropped his final match of the season on Saturday evening to Penn State's true freshman Mark Hall. 

The turning point in the bout came when Jordan nearly earned a takedown on the edge before Hall reversed control. The Buckeye coaches were looking for a takedown for Jordan and a reversal for Hall, which would have made the score 3-2 in Hall's favor.

The officials opted to give Hall the outright takedown, saying Jordan didn't have control in what was ultimately a razor-thin call. Hall fended off late takedown attempts by Jordan and managed a last-second takedown of his own to earn an NCAA title as a true freshman by the score of 5-2. 

Jordan ends his junior season just one match short of a national championship, but he will have another opportunity to earn the elusive NCAA title next season. 

Bo Jordan's Road to an NCAA Runner-Up Finish
Round Opponent School Result
ROUND ONE JOSEF JOHNSON HARVARD W, 10-1 (Major Decision)
ROUND of 16 #14 LELUND WEATHERSPOON IOWA STATE W, 10-4 
QUARTERFINALS #11 ALEX MEYER IOWA W, 4-3 
SEMIFINALS #2 BRIAN REALBUTO CORNELL W, 11-7
CHAMPIONSHIP #5 MARK HALL PENN STATE L, 5-2
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