Matt Ramos fights for the national title

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Purdue was involved in a major upset involving a seed on Friday night. No,. it’s not that one. Matt Ramosa Purdue sophomore who was ranked in the top 5 all season, reached the semifinals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at 125 pounds and had a shock against Iowa’s Spencer Lee, the #1 seed in that weight class. Ramos pinned Lee with one second left in regulation and in a 7-7 tie to make the stunner. It was a match where Ramos trailed 7-4 with less than 30 seconds left.

The victory was a shock, as Lee was a three-time champion in the 125-pound weight class and had not lost a match since 2019. He was the NCAA champion in 2018, 2019 and 2021, while the 2020 tournament was missed due to COVID and he redshirted in 2022 due to injury. He was fighting for a rare fourth championship and was one of the most dominant wrestlers in NCAA history.

Ramos knew he had a chance, though. earlier in the season, when Purdue and Iowa faced each other in a tag team, Ramos got a rare takedown from him and even took an early 8-1 lead before Lee came back to pin him.

Ramos will face Princeton pat glorythe second seed, in tonight’s championship match, just after 7 pm ET on ESPN.

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