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Evan Drill of NYU Concludes Season With Second Consecutive All-America Honor at NCAA Wrestling Championship

Evan Drill of NYU Concludes Season With Second Consecutive All-America Honor at NCAA Wrestling Championship

From NYU Athletics

Evan Drill, a junior on the New York University wrestling team, wrapped up competition at the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish on Saturday, March 9, in Roanoke, VA.

Drill was one of two NYU wrestlers competing at the event and solidified his second-straight All-American finish on with a 2-1 record on Friday. Teammate Dylan Dwyer went 1-2 on Friday and came up one win short of All-American distinction.

In his first bout of the day, Drill avenged a loss from earlier in the season, defeating Ferrum College's Mario Vasquez 9-4. Vasquez was unable to take down Drill as the NYU wrestler spent the majority of the bout on time, collecting almost 4:00 of riding time to go along with three takedowns and a pair of near-fall points.

Next up for drill was a rematch with his first round opponent, Clint Lembeck of Loras College. Lemback got the better of Drill on Friday, winning 9-4, and defeated him for the second time in as many days. Saturday's loss to Lebeck sent drill to the fifth-place match, where he was able to earn a 13-3 major decision win over seventh-seeded Brady Fritz of Wartburg College. 

Drill finishes his junior season with a 34-7 record and he is now 92-18 for his career. He is one of five NYU wrestlers to earn multiple All-America honors and will look to join Brandon Jones and former teammate Nathan Pike as three-time All-Americans.