Scottsboro alum and Cornell junior wrestler Brandon Womack finished 2-2 in the NCAA Wrestling National Championships.
Womack was eliminated from the tournament with an 11-7 loss to Minnesota’s Devan Skatzka in a 174-pound weight class consolation bracket third-round match Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Womack, an All-American in 2016, was making his third appearance in the NCAA Championships, making him one of only 31 Cornell wrestlers to accomplish the feat.
Womack opened the tournament Thursday with an 11-10 win in overtime against VMI’s Neal Richards. He then fell 8-3 to top-seeded Penn State wrestler Mark Hall in the second round of 174-pound championship bracket in a match that was televised nationally on ESPN Thursday night.
On Friday, Womack defeated Campbell’s Andrew Morgan in his first consolation bracket match to advance to the match against Skatzka.
Womack was a six-time state champion at Scottsboro who amassed a 422-8 record during his prep career.