Johnston, Garcia first-round losers at NCAAs

March 20, 2014

Colin Johnston, a sixth-year senior at West Virginia and Canon-McMillan High School graduate, and Fred Garcia of Lock Haven and Ringgold High School each lost their first-round bouts in the NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday.

Evan Henderson of North Carolina decisioned Johnston 3-0 in the first round at 141 pounds, and John Rizqallah of Michigan State stopped Garcia, 7-3, at 184 pounds.

Garcia, a redshirt junior, won a preliminary-round bout, 5-2, over Lucas Sheridan of Indiana to set up the match against Rizqallah. He then lost on the consolations, 11-4, to Lelund Weatherspoon of Iowa State.

Johnston rolled to an 11-5 decision over Shawn Rodriguezz in the consolation round and can still finish as high as third.



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