(CLEVELAND) - The incredible career of All-American Nick Boggs came to a close as he fell in both matches at the Division II national championships at the Wolstein Center on Friday. The Concord, Ohio, native was paired against the top-ranked grappler at 157 in Matt Malcom of Nebraska-Kearney and Blake Clevenger of Drury.
In his opening match against Malcom, a transfer from the University of Iowa and last year's fourth place winner, Boggs trailed 2-0 after a takedown in the opening period and 3-0 after an escape in the second. In his comeback attempt, Boggs was countered and Malcom was able to score a couple more takedowns to eventually win 8-1 after riding time was counted.
In the evening session against Clevenger, Boggs took an early lead thanks to a misconduct penalty on Drury. Clevenger answered with a takedown, but Boggs knotted things up at 2-2 with an escape before the end of the first.
Boggs led 3-2 after an escape in the second, but Clevenger was able to do the same in the third. Clevenger also had over a minute of riding time which ended up being the deciding factor in the 4-3 decision.
Boggs ends his career tied for third all-time in program history for wins. He'll head to law school after graduating in May.