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.
|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|