ASHLAND, Ohio — Keck dropped a 3-1 semifinal decision, but bounced back with an easy 14-6 major decision in the fifth-place match behind a four-takedown attack and then scored an improbable fall in the fourth-place challenge match to earn a national tournament berth.
The senior trailed Central Missouri’s Clarence Neely 3-0 late in the second period when the two got tangled up on the edge of the mat, with Keck able to maneuver Neely to his back and score a fall without a takedown being awarded just one second ahead of the buzzer.
NCAA DIVISION II SUPER REGIONAL II TOURNAMENT
133 – Casy Rowell, UCO, dec. Michael Labry, Ashland, 7-3.
149 – Jordan Basks, UCO, dec. Ryan Maus, Truman State, 6-4 (SV).
157 – Cory Dauphin, UCO, dec. Jeffrey Pelton, Notre Dame, 3-2.
174 – Kelly Henderson, UCO, pinned Eric Burgey, Notre Dame, 4:26.
141 – Eric Mateo, Central Missouri, dec. Trison Graham, UCO, 10-8 (SV).
165 – Chris Watson, UCO, dec. Dexter Carter, Ouachita Baptist, 5-1.
197 – Znick Ferrell, UCO, dec. Justin Tribble, Limestone, 3-0.
Hvy – Cody Dauphin, UCO, dec. Kevin Christman, Tiffin, 2-1.
184 – Tanner Keck, UCO, major dec. Zev Green, Lake Erie, 14-6.
CHALLENGE FOR FOURTH
184 – Keck, UCO, pinned Clarence Neely, Central Missouri, 4:59.
141 – Graham, UCO, dec. Joseph White, Findlay, 6-4.
165 – Watson, UCO, pinned Markus Cromwell, Belmont-Abbey, 6:24.
184 – Charles Mason, Notre Dame, dec. Keck, UCO, 3-1.
197 – Ferrell, UCO, dec. Mike Samijlenko, Lake Erie, 4-0.
Hvy – Dauphin, UCO, pinned Tyler Houska, Ashland, 5:30.