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Quotes from athletes and coaches after first round matches



Athlete quotes No. 1 Stephen Abas, Fresno State, 125 pounds "It feels good. I'll be ready for tonight. I am definitely confident." No. 2 Leroy Vega, Minnesota, 125 pounds "I felt good, with a tough match. I knew Dunmire (of Northern Iowa) cuts a lot so he would be tired. If everyone places to their seed, we win this tournament." No. 7 JaMarr Billman, Lock Haven, 149 pounds "I feel great. I am looking forward to showing people I am back." No. 1 Josh Koscheck, Edinboro, 174 pounds "I felt good about a major decision. Intensity is going to win the title. I like the fact that I am underrated, then I have something to prove." No. 3 Daniel Cormier, Oklahoma State, 184 pounds "It felt good out there. I went after people. I did what we do best. We have a good team, and with three finalists, some people say we will win it, but we can do better than that. (about facing Cael Sanderson) "It's a great chance to achieve glory against the best." Coach quotes Chris Bono, Iowa State assistant coach "We trained and we are prepared. We like not having any pressure on us for the title; now we can just wrestle and show people we belong." Terry Brands, Iowa assistant coach "The venue doesn't matter to us. We just have to be ready. But, this is the best place in the world to wrestle." Mitch Clark, Ohio State assistant coach (On heavyweight Tommy Rowlands) "He's worked for it, believes in himself, and now it's time to be a freshman heavyweight national champion." Marty Morgan, Minnesota assistant coach "Our situation is to worry about ourselves, not Iowa or Oklahoma State. (Garrett) Lowney will have a great tournament if he goes out fast. He is hard to score on."
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