Welch, McMullan fall in NCAA wrestling finals
Both Jason Welch (157 pounds) and Mike McMullan (heavyweight) lost in the finals of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday night.
Welch gave up a late escape to No. 2 seed Derek St. John of Iowa and was defeated 3-2.
McMullan, a redshirt sophomore, lost to defending national champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota 6-2. As the fifth seed, he was the lowest-seeded wrestler to advance to the finals.
Welch closed his Northwestern career as a three-time All-American with a career record of 116-22.
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