Zach Bylykbashi travels to Cleveland, OH today to compete at the 2018 NCAA DIII National Championships, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114. With a capacity of 10,000, the Cleveland Public Auditorium is fabulous historic venue and has hosted many wrestling events in the past, including the 2010 US Open Championships and Senior Nationals for many years. More on the venue here. For fans traveling to the championships, note that all seating is general admission!
Action begins at 11:00 AM on Friday March 9 with the preliminary rounds. Session 2, consisting of the quarterfinals (and first consolation round), begins at 6:00 PM on Friday. Follow Zach’s journey here, as well as on social media (@generalswrestle for Twitter and Instagram). It is Zach’s second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. Last year, Zach was joined by first year Joe Scott in La Crosse, WI and won 2 matches, falling just short of All-American honors. Zach’s first round opponent this weekend is a familiar foe, Centennial Conference rival Stevens Institute of Technology’s Brett Kaliner. Although Zach lost to Kaliner in tight matches in a dual meet and in the Centennial Conference finals, he will look to get his revenge on the biggest stage, the NCAA Tournament! Here is the full 141 lb bracket (complete brackets).