St. Louis, MO (Betting Express) - It was another exciting day of grappling at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis as the Penn State Nittany Lions continued their domination in the team championship race. Penn State finished the day with 124 points followed by Minnesota with 101 points. Iowa is in third with 93 points. Saturday's competition will determine the top-eight place finishers in each weight class.
125 LBS: First seed Matt McDonough of Iowa scored a 15-7 majority decision over Kent State's Nicholas Bedelyon. He will face Penn State freshman Nico Megaludis, who advanced to the finals from the 10-seed with a 3-2 overtime win over Cornell's Frank Perrelli.
133 LBS: Top seed and returning NCAA champion, Jordan Oliver earned a place in Saturday night's final with an 8-2 decision over Illinois' B.J. Futrell. Oliver will square off against Ohio State's redshirt freshman Logan Stieber, who slipped past Tony Ramos of Iowa by a score of 4-2.
141 LBS: Returning national champion Kellen Russell of Michigan scored a 5-2 decision over Ohio State freshman Hunter Stieber. Russell will face Iowa's Montell Marion, who needed overtime to defeat Oklahoma's Kendrick Maple by a score of 3-1.
149 LBS: Returning to the NCAA Finals for the second year in a row, top seed Frank Molinaro of Penn State bested unseeded Justin Accordino of Hofstra 5-0. Minnesota freshman Dylan Ness earned a place opposite of Molinaro, by defeating Pitt's Tyler Nauman 8-5.
157 LBS: Two-time defending national champion Kyle Dake of Cornell will attempt to grab a third title in as many tries, as he advanced to the finals by blanking American University's Ganbayar Sanjaa 4-0. He will face Iowa's Derek St. John, who defeated Northwestern's Jason Welch by a score of 5-1.
165 LBS: Penn State's David Taylor continued his domination with his fourth pin of the tournament. Taylor secured a fall over Clarion's Bekzod Abdurakhmonov at 4:40 of the match. He will be opposed by the 11-seed, Brandon Hatchett of Lehigh, who defeated Maryland's Josh Asper by a score of 5-4.
174 LBS: Number one seed Edward Ruth of Penn State tech-falled Minnesota's Logan Storley with a score of 17-1. Third seed Nick Amuchastegui of Stanford defeated second seed Chris Perry of Oklahoma State by a score of 6-3 to gain a spot in the finals.
184 LBS: In a rematch of last year's final, defending NCAA champion Quentin Wright of Penn State slipped past Lehigh's Robert Hamlin by a score of 3-2. Facing Wright will be fourth seed Steve Bosak of Cornell, who scored a late takedown in overtime to defeat Appalachian State's Austin Trotman 4-2.
197 LBS: The seeds held true in this weight class, as Cornell's top-seeded Cam Simaz will face Edinboro's second-seeded Christopher Honeycutt in tomorrow night's final. Simaz defeated Oklahoma State's Cayle Byers 6-3, while Honeycutt edged Pitt's Matthew Wilps 6-3 in overtime.
HWT: Another returning NCAA Champion earned the right to defend his title when Zachery Rey defeated American University's top-seeded Ryan Flores 6-2 in a rematch of last year's final. Rey will face Anthony Nelson of Minnesota, who bested third-seeded Clayton Jack of Oregon State by a score of 4-3.