Dean Leads Four All-Americans, Big Red Finishes Eighth
March 19, 2017
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. -- Senior Gabe Dean fell one point shy of becoming a three-time national champion, dropping a 4-3 contest to second-ranked Bo Nickal of Penn State on Saturday evening in the featured match of the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championship at the Scottrade Center. Dean's epic career ends with two NCAA crowns, four All-America nods, 152 wins and tens of thousands of admiring wrestling fans.
Cornell finished eighth in the final team standings with 60.5 points, joining fourth-place Iowa as the only schools to rank in the top 10 at every NCAA Championship since 2008. Cornell had four All-Americans, the 15th straight season the Big Red put at least three wrestlers on the podium.