A native of Bellefonte, Pa., Port is a junior who was runner-up at 141 at the 2013 NCAAs.
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:
- Mitchell Port, Edinboro (EWL, 26-0)
- Logan Stieber, Ohio State (Big Ten, 25-1)
- Zain Retherford, Penn State (Big Ten, 29-1)
- Devin Carter, Virginia Tech (ACC, 14-0)
- Chris Mecate, Old Dominion (MAC, 27-7)
- Chris Dardanes, Minnesota (Big Ten, 25-6)
- Zach Horan, Central Michigan (MAC, 30-4)
- Luke Vaith, Hofstra (EIWA, 28-6)
- Evan Henderson, North Carolina (ACC, 33-6)
- Todd Preston, Harvard (EIWA, 22-8)
- Joey Lazor, Northern Iowa (MAC, 16-5)
- Richard Durso, Franklin & Marshall (EIWA, 34-3)
- Stephen Dutton III, Michigan (Big Ten, 8-4)
- Edgar Bright, Pittsburgh (EIWA, 18-9)
- Anthony Collica, Oklahoma State (Big 12, 28-7)
- 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.
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