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Edinboro’s Mitchell Port No. 1 seed at 141 for 2014 NCAA D1 Championships

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Edinboro University's Mitchell Port is the top seed 141-pound weight class for the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, as announced by the NCAA Wednesday evening.

A native of Bellefonte, Pa., Port is a junior who was runner-up at 141 at the 2013 NCAAs.

The second-seeded wrestler at 141 is Ohio State's Logan Stieber, two-time 133-pound NCAA champ.

A talented field of 33 wrestlers will be battling for the 141 title. Four of these wrestlers are at-large selections: Laike Gardner (Lehigh); Shyhiem Brown (Maryland); Danny Sabatello (Purdue); and Colin Johnston (West Virginia). For the first time, sixteen of the wrestlers in the bracket have been assigned seeds; last year, it was 12.

Here are the seeded wrestlers in the 141 bracket, along with their school, conference and season won-loss record:

  1. Mitchell Port, Edinboro (EWL, 26-0)
  2. Logan Stieber, Ohio State (Big Ten, 25-1)
  3. Zain Retherford, Penn State (Big Ten, 29-1)
  4. Devin Carter, Virginia Tech (ACC, 14-0)
  5. Chris Mecate, Old Dominion (MAC, 27-7)
  6. Chris Dardanes, Minnesota (Big Ten, 25-6)
  7. Zach Horan, Central Michigan (MAC, 30-4)
  8. Luke Vaith, Hofstra (EIWA, 28-6)
  9. Evan Henderson, North Carolina (ACC, 33-6)
  10. Todd Preston, Harvard (EIWA, 22-8)
  11. Joey Lazor, Northern Iowa (MAC, 16-5)
  12. Richard Durso, Franklin & Marshall (EIWA, 34-3)
  13. Stephen Dutton III, Michigan (Big Ten, 8-4)
  14. Edgar Bright, Pittsburgh (EIWA, 18-9)
  15. Anthony Collica, Oklahoma State (Big 12, 28-7)
  16. Joseph Spisak, Virginia (ACC, 19-12)

The 2014 NCAAs will take place at Chesapeake Energy Center in Oklahoma City on March 20-22.

Looking back at the 2013 NCAAs: In the 141-pound finals, Oklahoma's Kendric Maple beat Edinboro's Mitchell Port, 4-3, becoming the first Sooner to win an NCAA title in eight years. Maple has moved up to 149, where he is the No. 4 seed.

Mat Bracketology previews: See College Wrestling Examiner's weight-by-weight analysis of seeded wrestlers by clicking on the Mat Bracketology link.

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