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Welch, McMullan fall in NCAA wrestling finals

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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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