For the second time this season, Northwestern junior heavyweight Mike McMullan defeated a No. 1 ranked wrestler in the country. Before a season-high 1,832 fans at Welsh-Ryan Arena on January 31, the two-time All-American recorded a 3-1 overtime win over No. 1 Bobby Telford of Iowa.

McMullan led Telford 1-0 going into the third period. With 1:15 left in the match, Telford tied it up with a quick escape to bring the match into the third overtime of the night. McMullan took over in overtime with a quick takedown, winning 3-1 after eight and a half minutes of tough wrestling.

McMullan also defeated then-top-ranked Tony Nelson of Minnesota on January 10.

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