CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 12, 2016) – Senior Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) ended his career as an All-American after he placed sixth in the nation in the 197-pound bracket at the NCAA National Championship Meet this weekend. Fisher compiled an overall record of 4-3 at the two-day event. As a team, the Mariners placed 30th in the nation with the 10.5 points that Fisher earned this weekend.
On Sunday, Fisher started the day by squaring off against Loras College's Malcolm Watson in the consolation quarterfinals. He held on for a 10-9 decision over Watson that advanced him along to the consolation semis.
Fisher would meet the bracket's #3 seed Joe Giaramita of SUNY Cortland in the consolation semifinals. After a hard-fought bout, Fisher lost by the narrow score of 4-1 to land in the fifth-place match against #6 seed Jamie Jakes from Alma College.
Jakes came out on top with a 6-2 decision, which meant Fisher finished in sixth place overall out of the original 18-man bracket after going into nationals unranked.
Fisher is the eighth Mariner to earn All-American accolades in the history of the wrestling program and is the first since 2011.
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