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Cavallo Seeded Sixth, Brackets Released for NCAA Wrestling Championships

March 6, 2018

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BALTIMORE, MD – The three members of the Johns Hopkins wrestling team who qualified for the upcoming NCAA Division III Championships learned their tournament draw today as the official brackets for the championship were announced. The NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships will take place on March 9-10 at the Cleveland Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Johns Hopkins’ NCAA Tournament Qualifiers:
133 – Ricky Cavallo (Jr.) – Greensburg, PA / Greensburg Central Catholic
157 – Dominic Reyes (Fr.) – Cockeysville, MD / Loyola
184 – Isaac Morales (Jr.) – Gilbert, AZ / Highland

10 Things to Know About Ricky Cavallo (29-7)
- Posted a 29-7 record this season and is 40-16 in his career
- NCAA Southeast Regional Champion
- Centennial Conference Runner-Up
- Earned the number six seed in the tournament and will open against Nathaneal Rankin of Ozarks (27-3)
- Winner of the Cavallo-Rankin match will meet Ithaca’s Tito Colom
- 20 of 29 wins this season are bonus-point victories with nine pins, eight technical falls and three major decisions
- Eight wins by technical fall are a school single-season record
- 27 of 40 career wins are of the bonus-point variety (nine pins, 10 technical falls, eight major decisions)
- Holds a victory this season against eighth-seeded Matt Noble of NYU and two wins against Hunter Harris of Messiah, who is unseeded but spent a majority of the season ranked in the top 10 in the nation
- Two of seven losses came to top-ranked Troy Stanich of Stevens and another came to 2017 NCAA runner-up Jay Albis of Johnson & Wales



10 Things to Know About Dominick Reyes (29-14)
- Posted a 29-14 record in his first season at Johns Hopkins
- 29 wins are one shy of the school record for wins by a freshman (Paul Bewak won 30 in 2011-12)
- Placed third at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
- Placed third at the Centennial Conference Championships
- Will meet the winner of the match between fourth-seeded Mark Choinski of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Tyler Gazaway of Roger Williams in his first match
- Won four straight matches in the consolation bracket at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn bid to NCAAs
- Team-high and school-record 13 pins this season
- 18 bonus-point victories on the year (13 pins, 1 technical fall, 4 major decisions)
- Just the fourth Johns Hopkins freshman to qualify for the NCAAs … joins Patrick Stanley (2008), Paul Marcello (2010) and Paul Bewak (2012)
- Placed in five tournaments Johns Hopkins wrestled in this season

10 Things to Know About Isaac Morales (36-9)
- Posted a 36-9 record this season
- 36 wins are tied for the most in a single-season in Johns Hopkins history (Paul Bewak won 36 in 2013-14)
- NCAA Southeast Regional Champion
- Centennial Conference Champion
- Will open against RIT’s Joe Cutugno (24-9) with the winner meeting top-seeded Jordan Newman of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- Counts 14 bonus-point wins on the year (eight pins, one technical fall and five major decisions)
- Carries a career record of 57-38 into the NCAA Championships
- Will carry an 18-match winning streak into the NCAAs … that’s the longest winning streak by a Johns Hopkins wrestler since Paul Bewak won 22 in a row in 2013-14
- Posted a perfect 4-0 record in overtime this season
- First JHU wrestler to qualify for NCAAs at 184 since Eric Fishel in 2007 and 2008

History Lesson
This is just the second time Johns Hopkins has sent three or more wrestlers to the NCAAs. The 2012 team had five qualifiers.

More History
This is the 10th time Johns Hopkins has been represented at the NCAA Championships since head coach Keith Norris arrived in 2005-06. In all, 19 of the 21 individuals who have qualified for the NCAAs from Johns Hopkins have done so since Norris arrived at Homewood.

A Final History
Johns Hopkins has produced seven All-Americans with all seven coming since 2008. The top finishes in program history came in 2013 (Paul Marcello – 2nd at 141) and 2015 (Paul Bewak – 3rd at 125).

How to Watch
Fans will be able to watch every match at the 2018 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at

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