Tom Lane, 197 Pounds, Junior, Garden City, New York (Garden City High School)
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Tom Lane, Cal Poly’s first quarterfinalist in the NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships in seven years, has been selected as the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
Seeded No. 21 at 197 pounds, Lane upset the Nos. 5 and 12 seeds in the first two rounds Thursday afternoon to earn his spot in the quarterfinals. Lane beat the 12th seed 8-3 and knocked off the fifth seed with a takedown with one second left in the first overtime period, 4-2.
The next day, Lane faced the fourth and ninth seeds, losing both matches in close decisions, 4-3 and 8-5.
Lane finished his junior year with a 21-13 record and will carry a 66-43 career mark into his senior campaign next year.
Last two Mustang quarterfinals were Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches in the 2012 NCAA Championships. Novachkov finished third at 141 pounds while DesRoches was eighth at 174.
Lane won 13 of his last 19 matches after an 8-7 start this season, placing sixth in the Midlands in late December. He also won three of five matches at the Reno Tournament of Champions and 2-2 at the Las Vegas Invitational.