Sam Stoll Earns NCAA At-Large Berth

By Chris Brewer, Iowa Athletic Communications

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa senior Sam Stoll was awarded an at-large berth to the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 21-23. The NCAA announced the 330-person tournament field Tuesday.

Stoll was one of four heavyweights to earn an at-large berth. His selection means the Hawkeyes have nine wrestlers in the tournament field. Eight others secured automatic berths at the 2019 Big Ten Championships last weekend. They include Spencer Lee (125), Austin DeSanto (133), Max Murin (141), Pat Lugo (149), Kaleb Young (157), Alex Marinelli (165), Cash Wilcke (184), and Jacob Warner (197).

Lee is the defending NCAA Champion at 125 pounds. Stoll and Marinelli are returning All-Americans. Murin, Young, and Warner are making their national tournament debuts.

Brackets and seeding for the 2019 NCAA tournament will be revealed during a selection show on Wednesday, March 13 at 5 p.m. on NCAA.com. The @NCAAWrestling Twitter handle will also be releasing the top two seeds for each weight class every 10 minutes from 3 to 5 p.m. ET, leading up to the selection show.

The 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship are March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. A complete list of qualifiers is available at NCAA.com.