Wrestler Doesn’t Place After Throwing Medal in Trash

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DES MOINES, IA (KTVI) – There are few major events in your life you will have a chance to do more than once. Iowa’s Matt McDonough had one opportunity to complete his college wrestling career in historic fashion.

The 125-pounder gained national attention after he threw away his second place Big Ten Tournament medal. His final chance at collegiate redemption was at the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championship was held on March 21 – 23 in Ames, Iowa.

McDonough, unfortunately was unable to follow up his 2012 NCAA title performance. The senior was upset by sixth seed, Nahshon Garret of Cornell University, 4-2 during the quarterfinals of the tournament. McDonough then suffered another lost in the wrestle-backs to ninth seed, Trent Sprenkle from North Dakota State University. The lost to Sprenkle eliminated McDonough and ended any chance of winning a 2013 NCAA medal.

The Hawkeye’s career stats aren’t too shabby. He comprised a record of 122 wins and 9 losses on the way to winning two NCAA championships and one second place NCAA medal.

By Veron Culley

Original Story: Wrestler Throws Second-Place Medal In Garbage

Final NCAA Championship Results